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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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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 36 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Other report
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Baird, A., Feb 2018, In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 50, 1, p. 183-210

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
violence
trajectory
identity formation
Colombia
life history

Convertirse en El Más Malo: trayectorias masculinas de violencia en las pandillas de Medellín

Baird, A., 14 Jun 2018, In : Estudios Socio-Jurídicos. 20, 2, p. 9-48 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
violence
Colombia
exclusion
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Baird, A., 1 Jun 2018, In : Qualitative Research. 18, 3, p. 342-360

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Colombia
community
violence
gender
experience

Dangerous Fieldwork

Baird, A., 21 Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : SAGE Research Methods Foundations. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

violence
risk research
victimization
correctional institution
18 Citations (Scopus)

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

Activities 2009 2017

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

Men and Masculinities

Adam Baird (Panel Member)
15 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Caribbean Studies Association

Adam Baird (Panel Facilitator)
6 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

American Men’s Studies Association

Adam Baird (Speaker)
31 Mar 20163 Apr 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Transforming Violent Masculinities

Adam Baird (Keynote Speaker)
18 Feb 201619 Feb 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Latin America Studies Association

Adam Baird (Speaker)
27 May 201630 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference