Markus Hochmüller is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CONPEACE. He is the Co-PI of the project 'Colombian Lessons? Assessing the Practical and Normative Consequences of Latin American South-South Security Cooperation' (funded by Gerda Henkel Foundation). Markus is also an Affiliate Member of Oxford's Latin American Centre, where he co-directs the project 'The Comeback of the Latin American Armed Forces' (Oxford/Berlin Research Partnership) and was a DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Research Associate in 2019. Markus holds a PhD in political science from Freie Universität Berlin, where he has worked as a Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Centre 700 – ‘Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood’, and as a Lecturer in Latin American Politics at the Institute for Latin American Studies. In his PhD thesis, Markus has analysed transnational security governance reforms in post-war Guatemala. His research focuses on security and development in Latin America with an emphasis on peace -and state-building, security sector reform, and border governance. Markus has conducted fieldwork in Central America, Colombia, the US, Israel, and Spain, and he has taught courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the area of International Relations, Security Studies, and Latin American Politics. His work was published in journals such as Geoforum, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Latin American Geography, and Globalizations.