Hannah Baron is a Ph.D candidate in Comparative Politics at Brown University and co-founder of the Democratic Erosion Consortium. She is also a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for US-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego, and formerly a Peace Scholar Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, and an Emerging Scholar awarded by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Her research examines extralegal violence and the politics of punishment in Latin America. Her dissertation analyzes the conditions under which citizens endorse and practice vigilantism and reject basic due process rights in Mexico. She has ongoing and collaborative projects on political and criminal violence in comparative perspective and research ethics in conflict settings. She earned a BA in Romance Languages & Literatures and Studies of Women, Gender, & Sexuality from Harvard College, magna cum laude.