Mónica Alexandra Linares Laínez
Mónica is the Principal Investigator of FLACSO El Salvador’s team for ReGHID. She is a sociologist from the University of the Ozarks and holds a master’s degree in Political and Social Studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is a researcher at FLACSO El Salvador since 2013. She has also been a professor for the University of El Salvador and for the Department of Sociology and Political Sciences of the Central American University “José Simeón Cañas” (UCA), and has been a thesis advisor for the Department of Psychology and Public Health of the UCA.
She has participated in national, regional and international research projects and has coordinated research teams on topics such as: violence, perception of citizen security, food security, pregnancy and forced motherhood in girls and adolescents, among others, for national government institutions, United Nations agencies and other regional and international organizations. She has also investigated on social exclusion and youth; and has published on the topics of: violence in the educational environment, elections in El Salvador 2019, homicidal violence in El Salvador, and the situation and conditions of adolescents and women victims-perpetrators of violence in El Salvador.