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Alexander Campos (Universidad Central de Venezuela)

Phase 2 Co-investigator
Universidad Central de Venezuela
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Alexander Campos is a Venezuelan researcher, born in 1969 in Valle de la Pascua, in the Venezuelan interior. He holds a degree in Education, specialising in Philosophy, and has completed postgraduate study in Philosophy and Venezuelan History. His research is socio-anthropological, focusing on understanding the lifeworld of the Venezuelan citizen, particularly in terms of understanding of violence and politics in Venezuelan society.


Alexander was a founder of the Centro de Investigaciones Populares (a research centre investigating the poor and working-class urban communities in Venezuela), and is currently the institution’s Director. He also founded the journal Heterotopía, and has been an editor or managing editor for various journals. He is author of numerous articles on crime and violence in Venezuela and co-author of various books, notably Y salimos a matar gente (Centro de Investigaciones Populares, 2007) and Tiros en la cara (IESA, 2008).


Alexander has been a lecturer at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, in the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, for 15 years, where he teaches Research Methods. He has also been an invited lecturer at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración and other universities in Venezuela.

Alexander is a Co-Investigator on the Phase 2 Colombia project 'YouthLead.'