Javier Osorio is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy. His research analyzes the micro-foundations and dynamics of political and criminal violence with particular focus in Latin America. To address this agenda, Dr. Osorio uses a broad range of quantitative methods including natural language processing, quasi-experimental and experimental techniques, geographic information systems, and big data analytics.
Dr. Osorio is currently involved in collaborative research projects focused on supervised event coding on conflict with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Defense – Minerva Initiative. He is also the founder of the Academy for Security Analysis, a project devoted to providing training and implementing randomized controlled trials on security in Central America with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
In 2015, he received an award from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for the “Best Dissertation” on Public Safety, Victimization, and Justice in Latin American and the Caribbean. In 2017, he received the “Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar” award from the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA). Dr. Osorio has published his work in the Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Social Science Computer Review, and the American Journal of Political Science.
Dr. Osorio received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2013. He previously worked as an Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.