Gelin Espinoza Prado
Gelin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). She is a researcher with the Interdisciplinary Group of Qualitative Approaches for the Study of Politics of the same university.
She has participated in various studies in the areas of violence and police reform for the Ministry of the Interior.
Her lines of research include topics on prison policies, crime and governability. Recently, she has received funding for an investigation that focuses on the factors that explain the control and prevention of violence in the Lurigancho Prison, for which she has developed an ethnographic project that has closely examined the informal mechanisms used by the inmates themselves to avoid deaths and escapes.