Sergio is a PhD student in Political Science with specialization in Political Economy at Carleton University. He holds an MA in Development Practice from the University of Queensland as well as a MA in Public Policy and Public Administration from ITESM.
His research focuses on Latin American politics, particularly in the interrelation between democratization and violence in the region. He conducts fieldwork in Mexico City on a regular basis, as part of an ongoing SSHRC project on comparative social policies in North American cities.
Prior to his doctoral studies he held several positions at Mexico’s Human Rights Commission (CNDH), where he had first-hand experience working with victims of human rights violations.