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Biography

Adam Baird holds a PhD from the Peace Studies Department at the University of Bradford. He is a trained ethnographer with a focus on crime, gang violence, Citizen Security and urban insecurity in Latin America and Caribbean. He has used masculinities as a lens to understand gang membership in Medellín, Colombia, and has also worked across Central America and the Caribbean. His research has been funded by ESRC, OSF, IDRC and SSRC. Adam is an ‘Associated Expert’ to the UNDP Crisis Response Unit for armed violence reduction and Citizen Security, and has worked with the ICRC, Norwegian Red Cross, as well as NGOs and community based organisations. His research has been used to design gang violence intervention projects in Belize.

Area of Expertise:

Gangs, masculinities, Colombian conflict

Research Interests

Gangs; Belize; Trinidad and Tobgo; Colombia; Masculinities; SGBV; Armed violence; Latin America and Caribbean

Vision Statement

The aim of my research is to contribute to our understanding of violence and how it affects vulnerable populations in the urban margins. Research into masculinities and gang violence is scarce, so I hope that my work can have a ‘masculinities impact’ in the academy, but also in terms of policies and intervention, to improve our violence reduction practices.

External positions

Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science

3 Oct 20172 Oct 2020

Expert to the Research Executive Agency, European Commission Projects in Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation

14 Sep 2016 → …

Expert for Rapid Response, Crisis Response Unit, United Nations Development Programme

1 Jul 2014 → …

Associate Expert for Latin America and Caribbean, United Nations Development Programme

1 Jul 2011 → …

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identity Social Sciences
membership Social Sciences

Research Output 2014 2017

Becoming the ‘Baddest’: Masculine Trajectories of Gang Violence in Medellín

Baird, A. 14 Jun 2017 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
capital
youth
man
Gangs
violence

Dancing with danger: ethnographic safety, male bravado and gang research in Colombia

Baird, A. 4 Aug 2017 In : Qualitative Research. p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Colombia
security
membership
scientist
Gangs
9 Citations

Entender a las pandillas de América Latina: una revisión de la literatura

Rodgers, D. & Baird, A. 2016 In : Estudios Socio-Jurídicos. 18, 1, p. 13-53

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Central America
Latin American
empirical research
region

Duros and Gangland Girlfriends

Baird, A. 2015 Violence at the Urban Margins. Auyero, J., Bourgois, P. & Scheper-Hughes, N. (eds.). Oxford: University Press Scholarship Online

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
violence
identity
subculture
rape
Colombia

Swimming Against The Tide: Youth policy and contexts of chronic violence in Medellin

Baird, A. 2015 Jugend und Politik. Generationendialog oder Gesellschaftskonflikt.. Filzmaier, P., Plaikner, P., Hainzl, C., Duffek, K. A. & Ingruber, D. (eds.). Wien: Facultas-Verlag, p. 77-91

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

File
violence
civil society
youth policy
watersports
paramilitary group

Activities 2009 2017

  • 14 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Caribbean Studies Association

Baird, A. (Panel Facilitator)
6 Jun 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Men and Masculinities

Baird, A. (Panel Member)
15 Jun 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Latin America Studies Association

Baird, A. (Speaker)
27 May 201630 May 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

Transforming Violent Masculinities

Baird, A. (Keynote Speaker)
18 Feb 201619 Feb 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

American Men’s Studies Association

Baird, A. (Speaker)
31 Mar 20163 Apr 2016

Activity: Participation in conference