Research Expertise and Interest
contemporary Latin American politics, Venezuela, crime and policing
Dorothy Kronick is a political scientist focused on contemporary Latin American politics, especially Venezuelan politics. Her work on crime and policing in the Americas highlights unintended consequences of policies such as seizing illegal drugs or rewriting criminal procedure codes. She also studies democratic backsliding and competitive authoritarianism. Kronick’s work has been published or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, Science, Science Advances, International Organization, Political Science Research and Methods, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution, among other outlets. Her commentary on Venezuelan politics has been published in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University. Prior to joining the Goldman School, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania.