Angie Torres-Beltran is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Her research interests include the comparative study of gender, violence, political participation, state-society relations, and justice in Latin America (Mexico, in particular) and the US. Her dissertation examines local and gendered state-society relations and its consequences for political behavior and responsibilities. Her work has been supported by the Advancing Research on Conflict Consortium, American Political Science Association, and National Science Foundation, among others. She is also the founder of the Gender and Political Participation Graduate Working Group, a space for those studying gender and politics to share work and get feedback. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in PS: Political Science and Politics, International Feminist Journal of Politics, and The Washington Post, among others. Angie holds a BA in International and Global Studies from the University of Central Florida.