Jose Miguel Cruz

Jose Miguel Cruz


PhD, Vanderbilt University, Political Science, 2010

Areas of Expertise

Latin America - criminal violence, Gangs, Police, democratization, public opinion

Courses Taught in MAGA

ISS 6926: Capstone Project


Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 352
Tel: 305-348-2894 | Email:

José Miguel Cruz is the current Director of Research at FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. He is an expert in the area of criminal violence, gangs, police, democratization and public opinion in Latin America. Cruz has a Ph.D. in Political Science awarded by Vanderbilt University, a Masters in Public Policy from Oxford University, and a BA in Psychology from the Universidad Centroamericana.

Curriculum Vitae