Arantxa Rodriguez-Uribe is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Politics. She is a fellow at Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (QAPS) and a member of Research on Policing Reform and Accountability (RoPRA).

Her research interests include organized crime, conflict, political economy of development, decision theory, and behavioral science. In her dissertation “Gang recruitment: the decision maker’s perspective” she analyzes gang participation through the lenses of decision theory.  She has a regional focus on Latin America and is currently working in Medellin, Colombia.

Beyond her dissertation, Rodriguez-Uribe’s research interests span from conflict and armed groups to informal governance institutions in state and peace-building contexts, to state capacity and development. These lie at the intersection of comparative politics, political behavior, international relations, and political economy of development. 

She received her B.Sc. in Economics from la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and a M.P.A. in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining Princeton, she worked as a Senior Research Associate and Project Development Coordinator for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia. 

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Princeton Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) Lassen Fellow. 2018-19
  • Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (QAPS) Fellow. 2021-2022