MAGDALENA DEFORT, PHD     

Email: magdalenadefort@paxadvisory.com

Phone: (786) 970-0687 



 



































































Magdalena Defort specializes in political violence and the transnational activities of non-state armed actors (extremist groups, insurgencies,  Illicit Structures of Power and warlordism). Her research interests embrace the Western Hemisphere, the Middle East, and Africa. After graduating with an MA from the University of Wrocław (Poland), she received a Fellowship from the Mexican Secretary of International Relations to attend the Universidad National Autónoma de México where she received a Ph.D. in Literature (graduated Cum Laude). She has been a Scholar/Researcher in both the Center for Latin American Studies and Department of International Studies at the University of Miami (UM). At UM, Dr. Defort was the director of international projects where she closely collaborated with US SOUTHCOM.

      EXPERIENCE     

Resident Scholar/Researcher/Editor/Coordinator, Department of International Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. (March 2013-July 2014)

Resident Scholar/Researcher/ Volunteer Academic Mentor, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. (August 2009-February 2013)

Post-doctoral position, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Institute of Social Research (November 2006-February 2009)

     EDUCATION     

Ph.D. Literature (Graduate with distinction in Latin American specialization) Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (June 2004)                                                                                                                                              

M.A. Roman Philology (Spanish specialization), Uniwersytet Wrocław, Poland (June 1999)

B.A. Roman Philology (Spanish specialization), Uniwersytet Wrocław, Poland (June 1999)

     PUBLICATIONS    

Books and monographs

Decline of the United States Hegemony? A Challenge of ALBA and a New Latin American Integration of the 21st, Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century, (Eds. with Bruce M. Bagley). New York: Lexington Books, 2015. ISBN-10-1498506747

El declive de la hegemonía norteamericana? ALBA y la nueva integración latinoamericana del siglo XXI (Eds. with Bruce M. Bagley) ICESI (Colombia), 2014. ISBN 978-958-8357-65-2

La visión de la civilización nahúatl sobre el mundo. La importancia de la guerra y el sacrificio para la paz: ¿la contemporaneidad de los conceptos sobre la visión de la paz?, Editorial Académica Española, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH& Co., 2012. ISBN 978-3-659-02575-4

La Libertad: liturgia de Mario Vargas Llosa. La actividad de Mario Vargas Llosa en el campo de la política, Editorial Académica Española, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH& Co, 2012. ISBN 978-3-659-01422-2

Historia y Ficción en La Fiesta del Chivo de Mario Vargas Llosa. La nueva novela sobre la dictadura latinoamericana, Editorial Académica Española, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH& Co. KG, 2012. ISBN 978-3-8484-7601-5

 

Chapters in books

 

“The Hidden Power of Illegally Armed Groups in Latin America” (2014). In Crime Wars and Narco Terrorism in the Americas: A Small Wars Journal-El Centro Anthology (Eds. Robert J. Bunker and John P. Sullivan) ISBN 978-1-4917-3955-6

“Privatization of Violence: Legal and Illegal Armed Actors in the Mexican Center of Gravity in the New Wars” (2014). In Crime Wars and Narco Terrorism in the Americas: A Small Wars Journal-El Centro Anthology (Eds. Robert J. Bunker and John P. Sullivan) ISBN 978-1-4917-3955-6

Capo-Military: an Illicit Modus Operandi of Armed Forces and Intelligence Services in Peru, Mexico, and Venezuela”. In Crime Wars and Narco Terrorism in the Americas: A Small Wars Journal-El Centro Anthology (Eds. Robert J. Bunker and John P. Sullivan) ISBN 978-1-4917-3955-6

La geometría military de ALBA: las fuerzas armadas de Venezuela, terrorism y el Islam revolucionario”. (2014) In El declive de la hegemonía norteamericana? ALBA y la nueva integración latinoamericana del siglo XXI (2014) (Eds. with Bruce M. Bagley), ICESI, Colombia. ISBN 978-958-8357-65-2

Los desafíos neo-bolivarianos: los vínculos de Cuba con Venezuela dentro del ALBA y su política extranjera en el contexto latinoamericano y extra-hemisférico”. (2014). In El declive de la hegemonía norteamericana? ALBA y la nueva integración latinoamericana del siglo XXI (Eds. Bruce M. Bagley and Magdalena Defort), ICESI, Colombia.

“Introdución”. (2014). In El declive de la hegemonía norteamericana? ALBA y la nueva integración latinoamericana del siglo XXI (Eds. Bruce M. Bagley and Magdalena Defort, ICESI, Colombia.

“Conclusiones”. (2014). In El declive de la hegemonía norteamericana? ALBA y la nueva integración latinoamericana del siglo XXI (Eds. Bruce M. Bagley and Magdalena Defort), ICESI, Colombia.

“Introduction”, In Decline of the United States Hegemony? A Challenge of ALBA and a New Latin American Integration of the 21st, Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century, (Eds. with Bruce M. Bagley), New York: Lexington Books, 2015. ISBN-10-1498506747

“Conslusions”, In Decline of the United States Hegemony? A Challenge of ALBA and a New Latin American Integration of the 21st, Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century, (Eds. with Bruce M. Bagley), New York: Lexington Books, 2015. ISBN-10-1498506747

“Neo-Bolivarian Challenges: Cuban and Venezuelan Ties within ALBA and its Foreign Affairs in Latin American and extra-Hemispheric Context”. In Decline of the United States Hegemony? A Challenge of ALBA and a New Latin American Integration of the 21st, Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century, (Eds. with Bruce M. Bagley), New York: Lexington Books, 2015. ISBN-10-1498506747

Geometry of Military Power of Power: Venezuelan Armed Forces, Terrorism and Revolutionary Islam”. In Decline of the United States Hegemony? A Challenge of ALBA and a New Latin American Integration of the 21st, Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century, (Eds. with Bruce M. Bagley), New York: Lexington Books, 2015. ISBN-10-1498506747

 

Articles

La seguridad privada en Guatemala Colombia: el caso de supervisión y control”, Revista               Opera. Observatorio de Políticas, Ejecución y Resultados de la Administración Pública,           Universidad Externado de Colombia, Julio-Diciembre N° 15, (Colombia), 2014.

 “Human Security in the Digital Age: A Relocation of Power over Security from Sate to Non-State Actors”, In Small War Journal, Available at: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/human-security-in-the-digital-age-a-relocation-    of-power-and-control-over-security-from-stat

¿Cómo se construye la seguridad pública en América Latina? Afganistán como su referencia.” Democracia, seguridad y defensa. Hacia una cultura de diálogo y paz, Boletín trimestrial, Nr°. 59, octumbre –diciembre, 2013.  

Militarización: La contrucción de la seguridad pública en América Latina. Afganistán como su referencia.” In The Small Wars Journal, Available at: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/militarización-la-contrucción-de-la-seguridad-pública-en-américa-latina-afganistán-como-su-

“Privatization of Violence: Legal and Illegal Armed Actors in the Mexican Center of Gravity in the New Wars” (2013). In The Small Wars Journal, Available at: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/privatization-of-violence-legal-and-illegal-armed-actors-in-the-mexican-center-of-gravity-i

“A New Geometry of Power: the Bolivarian Venezuela and its Leader” (2013). In Memories of  Congress of Association Latin American Studies. https://lasa-4.lasa.pitt.edu/members/congress-papers/lasa2013/files/38901.pdf

Capo-Military: an Illicit Modus Operandi of Armed Forces and Intelligence Services in Peru, Mexico, and Venezuela”. In The Small Wars Journal. Available at: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/capo-militaries-an-illicit-modus-operandi-of-armed-forces-and-intelligence-services-in-peru

“The elliptical form of The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa” (2002), In Memory Journal of IVth International Congress of Latin American Literature. Magazine of National University of Mexico.

El ideario político de Mario Vargas Llosa”, 11/2005, Mundo Hispano http://mundoculturalhispano.hondurasbiz.com/spip16b/spip.php?article2524

“Historia y Ficción en La Fiesta del Chivo” de Mario Vergas Llosa, (2007), Forum. Revista de Estudios Interdisciplinarios, Vol. XV.

Los cambios socio-políticos: el debate en la mesa redonda”, (February, 2008), Revista de las Humanidades de la UNAM, Año IV, number 28. http://www.humanidades.unam.mx/revista/revista_28/revista_28_tema2.htm

Historia y ficción en La fiesta del chivo de by Mario Vargas Llosa”. (2008). Itinerarios, Uniwesytet Warszawski, Vol.7. http://iberystyka uw.home.pl/content/view/337/68/lang,en/

“Mario Vargas Llosa: intellectual and politician” (2009) CD memories of the 53th International Congress of Americanists, Universidad Iberoamerícana.”