Marten Brienen



Contact Information

235 Murray Hall
(405) 744-5642

Research Interests

Vulnerable Populations
Drug Trafficking
Energy Security
Humanitarian Assistance

Ph.D., Faculties of Social and Political Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Marten Brienen taught in both the African and Latin American Studies Programs at the University of Miami from 2004 to 2013. From 2011 to 2013, he served as the director of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Miami. While he has worked on a variety of subjects, the fundamental principle that binds them together is his ongoing interest in the struggle between marginalized populations and the interests of states in the process of national construction in Africa and Latin America. From that perspective, he has in recent years focused primarily on energy security, drug trafficking, and complex emergencies.

Recent Publications