Markus Hochmüller is an Associated Researcher at trAndeS (Postgraduate Program for Research on Inequalities and Sustainable Development in the Andean Region). He is also a lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) at Freie Universität Berlin's Otto Suhr Institut of Political Science. Markus holds a PhD in Political Science (Freie Universität Berlin). His thesis with the title „The Struggle over Security in Post-War Guatemala – Knowledge, Practices and Effects of a Transnational Field“ assesses transnational security governance reforms in Guatemala and the role of expertise in post-conflict reform processes.
Markus has conducted field research in Central America, Israel, Spain and the US, and he worked as a Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Center 700 - "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" and the Institute for Latin American Studies in Berlin. His research interests include peace- and statebuilding, international security, security governance in Latin America (in particular policing, the role of armed forces, and crime prevention), violence and organized crime as well as expertise and knowledge production in intervention contexts.