Veronica Zubillaga is an Associate Professor at the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas. She holds a Doctorate in Sociology from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Her research interests include: Urban violence and drug trafficking in Latin America and the intersections of structural violence and social subjectivities. She has conducted extensive qualitative research with particular emphasis in ethnography. In recent years Zubillaga has combined academia with public impact on the domain of social violence, specifically promoting an arms control and disarmament public policy in Venezuela. Her publications include the co-authored books: Violencia Armada y Acuerdos de Convivencia en una Comunidad Caraqueña (Caracas, Editorial Equinoccio, 2015); La sociedad de la incertidumbre (IIS, UNAM, México, 2013). She has published in Current Sociology; Revista Mexicana de Sociología; Nueva Sociedad among others, and many book chapters. Research grants include: Fulbright Scholarship; The Open Society Foundations; the Security Challenges in the Americas Fellowship for Visiting Scholars at CLACS, Brown University. She was Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University in 2014. In 2015-2016 academic year she will again be the Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University, and in the Spring Semester 2016 she will be a Visiting Scholar of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, at Harvard University.