Carlos Solar was recently appointed Lecturer at the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. Previously he was British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford. His research interests are democratic governance, criminology, and civil-military relations.

He is the author of Government and Governance of Security: The Politics of Organised Crime in Chile (New York: Routledge). Get a 20% discount on your copy using the promotion flyer here. You can have full access to read online and download this title here.

Carlos is currently writing-up a book project tentatively entitled, Cybersecurity Governance: States and Digital Space, under contract with Lynne Rienner.

From 2015 to 2017 he was Research Fellow in Public Policy and Associate Lecturer at the Department of Politics in the University of York researching and teaching on local governance, policing, crime, and public policy.

Carlos received his BA (2007) and MA (2011) from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and his PhD from the University of York (2016).