Adriana Marin, Research Associate
Adriana Marin is a research professional with genuine interest in global security and nearly five years of experience in academia. Adriana studied for a Master’s degree in Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security at Coventry University. Her dissertation titled: “Why is the Rise of Autodefensas in Mexico a Security Dilemma? A Critical Analysis of Mexico’s Vigilantism as a Response to CARTEL’S violence: The Case of Michoacán” focused on corruption, organised crime and vigilantism. Prior to this, she graduated with a First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Birmingham City University. Whilst studying, Adriana successfully completed various research projects on topics such as nuclear weapons, terrorism, human trafficking and organised crime, achieving Distinction marks for the majority of the research papers including her MA studies. She has volunteered with the United Nations Association, Coventry, working on ‘SPOT The Traffick’ – a project to make the public more aware of the issue of human trafficking, aiming to help specialist services and the local communities to recognize the signs of people who are being trafficked.
As Research Associate, Adriana works with the team to build strong research content for WACCE.