María Ignacia Curiel is a Research Officer on the Managing Exits from Armed Conflict project at the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research.
Ms Curiel is currently a doctoral student of Political Science at New York University. Her research interests lie in Comparative Politics, broadly in the empirical study of civil conflict and development. She has regional experience in Venezuela, where she studied the impacts of state-sponsored violence on local institutions and supported data collection efforts of the violence-prevention organization Caracas Mi Convive.
Prior to her studies at New York University, she worked as Management Consultant for Ernst & Young and as a research consultant for the Energy Division at the Inter-American Development Bank.
Ms Curiel received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from New York University.