Romain Le Cour Grandmaison is the President and Co-Founder of Noria, where he is also a Mexico and Central America Analyst. His research addresses questions of organized crime and public policy concerning security and criminal violence.
He is a PhD Candidate at Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University (ILAS), a Labex Tepsis Research Associate, a Research Fellow of the ERC « Social Dynamics of Civil Wars » program, and a member of the Standing Group on Organized Crime (ECPR SGOC). He holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs–International Security from Sciences-Po Paris. He has been a consultant for several United Nations agencies, and think-tanks such as México Evalua.
In recent years, Romain has carried out fieldwork in Mexico, especially in the Western region of Michoacán, covering the issues of drug cartels and Autodefensas movements.
Research Area: Mexico Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish