Vés enrere Research Forum: The Upsurge of Violence in Mexico: Lives Lost and Challenges Ahead

Research Forum: The Upsurge of Violence in Mexico: Lives Lost and Challenges Ahead


The next Research Forum session of the academic year 2023-2024

The Department of Political and Social Sciences invites DCPIS members, PhD, and Master students.

It will be hosted by Aída Solé, Professor in the Department of Political and Social Science at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).

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Presentation: The Upsurge of Violence in Mexico: Lives Lost and Challenges Ahead

Speaker: José Manuel Aburto, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Chair: Aïda Solé, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Research Group: SocioDemo)

Date: Thursday, Decemger 14th, 2024

Time: 12pm - 1:30pm CEST

Room: 40.113

Building: Roger de Llúria


This will be a hybrid event that you can attend in person or online.

Zoom Link: https://upf-edu.zoom.us/j/96884230918

Meeting ID: TBA


Since 2006, Mexico experienced an unprecedented surge in violence caused by a combination of national policies and international influences on drug trafficking organizations. In this seminar, I will present and overview of past and ongoing work on the impacts of violence and the COVID-19 pandemic on mortality. Using formal demographic methods I will show results about trends in life expectancy and lifespan inequality since 2005. Additionally, I will discuss the recent wave of feminicides in Mexico, challenges to feminicide documentation, and discuss how these can be integrated into demographic análisis.

About the speaker:

José Manuel Aburto is a demographer in the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and the Department of Sociology. He joined Oxford to hold the Newton International and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships. He received his MA in Demography at El Colegio de México, and PhD in Demography at the University of Southern Denmark and Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in 2020.

The overarching aim of José's research is to produce novel insights on population health inequalities and better understand the link between health inequalities and social determinants of health through core demographic concepts.

Theoretically and methodologically, José's work follows two main strands. First, he develops and advances formal demographic techniques to measure inequalities in the length of life, and uses this perspective to generate new ways of analysing population health. Second, through these and other methodological tools, he examines the structural and social determinants of population health inequalities. His work so far has examined how structural shocks like violence, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, affect population health inequalities around the globe.



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