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Research Assistant
Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
Spoken languages
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Areas of expertise
  • Organized crime, criminal governance
  • Urban violence
  • Public authority, legitimacy
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Southern Europe



Daniel Rincón Machón is a Master’s candidate in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute (IHEID), specializing in Power, Conflict and Development. His research interests include non-state governance in poor urban areas and the intersection between criminal and political violence, with a regional focus on Latin America. He joined the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in January of 2020, as a research assistant on the SNF-funded project The Transnational Politics of Ethics Review, led by  Rebecca Tapscott.

Daniel holds two bachelor’s degrees in Political Sciences and Law from the University Carlos III of Madrid. He completed his dissertations on media framing in the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis and on cannabis policy and the UN Drug Control Conventions, respectively. During his studies, he has gained experience working as an intern in the Embassy of Spain in Czech Republic and collaborating with NGOs such as Action for Development in Geneva and APPACDM in Coimbra, Portugal.