Juan Gélvez-Ferreira (he/him) is a Ph.D. student in Government and Politics at The University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests focus on citizen security policies, political violence, and illicit economies in Latin America. His research has a mixed-methods approach: impact evaluations, laboratory experiments, and fieldwork. Before starting his Ph.D., Gélvez-Ferreira worked as a researcher at Universidad de Los Andes and Fundación Ideas para la Paz, in Colombia, his homecountry. Also, he led the citizen security group at the Departamento Nacional de Planeación at the Colombian National Government. Gélvez-Ferreira holds a master degree in Public Policy and he has a bachelor in Government and Public Affair from Universidad de Los Andes.


Areas of Interest

  • Political Violence
  • Illicit economies
  • Public policy
  • Rebel groups
  • Latin America


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Government and Public Affairs - Universidad de Los Andes
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Public Policy - Universidad de Los Andes



Research Topics

  • Comparative Politics
Juan Gélvez-Ferreira
jgelvez [at] umd.edu