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Andrea Elizabeth Romo Pérez

Andrea Romo

Assistant Professor


Phone: +43 1 31336-5184
Fax: +43 1 31336-905184

Office hours: by appointment

Short CV
Before joining the WU Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations Andrea Romo Pérez was a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was also a university lecturer in the Master Intercultural Conflict Management at the Alice Salomon Hochschule (Berlin). She holds a PhD in History from Freie Universität Berlin, and a master’s degree in Public Management from Potsdam Universität. Dr. Romo has conducted research on policing and police-minority relations in Latin America and Israel, specifically on police deviance, sexual misconduct in provisional detention centers, masculinities and gender-dynamics in this male-dominated organization/profession. In addition, she has worked in the areas of intersectional discrimination, and gender-based violence. More recently her work also focuses on women and STEM leadership, particularly in the aerospace sector. Her work has been published in international high impact journals such as: Police Practice and Research, Feminist Criminology and Policing and Society. Outside her academic life, she worked in the print media and Ecuador’s public sector.


Research and Teaching Interests
-Gender dynamics in male-dominated and culturally diverse organizations/professions
-Intersectional discrimination and privilege
-Women in security institutions
-Women, diversity and STEM leadership
-Police-minority relations
-Gender-based violence
-Gender and diversity
-Qualitative research

Teaching Activity, Projects

Selected Publications
Romo Pérez, A. (2020). Trading sex for shampoo: Exploring Machismo in police officers and female offenders’ accounts and perceptions of Police Sexual Misconduct. Policing and Society 31(2), pp. 229-243.

Romo Pérez, A. (2018). Assessing police treatment in Ecuador: The view of satisfied and disaffected female serious offenders. Police Practice and Research, 19(5), pp. 443-455.

Romo Pérez, A. (2017). The experiences of Black and Colombian Female Offenders with the police in Ecuador. Understanding Minorities’ intersecting identities. Feminist Criminology, 14(3), pp. 330-348.