Jennifer M. Hazen

Fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jennifer M. Hazen is a Fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of expertise include armed groups, conflict dynamics, and post-conflict peace-building processes.


  • Understanding gangs as armed groups

    Gangs have long been considered a source of violence and insecurity, but they are increasingly identified as a cause of instability and a threat to the state. Yet gangs operate mainly in non-conflict settings, raising questions about whether applying a conflict lens to understand gangs is appropriate.