Carlos Solar is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Latin American Centre in the University of Oxford.
From 2015 to 2017 he was a Research Fellow in Public Policy and an Associate Lecturer at the Department of Politics in the University of York.
He has also held visiting research appointments at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology at the University of Montreal, and in the Latin American Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles.
His main research agenda focuses at the intersection of security governance and political studies, covering topics on public security, civil-military relations, peacekeeping, human security and international relations and security. Carlos’ intellectual curiosity is driven by questioning how multiple policy actors come together to deliver policy interventions within local or international boundaries. He is keen to develop practice-based partnerships to explore the consequences of changing economic, political, and social environments on modern inter-institutional security policy networks.
Carlos is currently working in a book manuscript titled Government and Governance: Security Policy-Making and Organised Crime in Chile under contract with Routledge. His peer-reviewed articles have been published in journals, such as, Journal of Strategic Studies, Global Crime, Democracy and Security, Peace Review, Latin American Policy, and Mexican Studies.
He was awarded in May 2016 with the prize for the Best Article published by a member of the Defense, Public Security and Democracy section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).
Carlos received his BA (2007) from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and his PhD from the University of York (2016). More information about his academic work is available at www.carlossolar.com