Patricia Martin’s current research focuses on political violence in Mexico. She approaches this theme through two different and complementary empirical projects. The first project seeks to understand the local manifestations of the Dirty War in Mexico in the 1970s, and the impact such violence has had on the social and popular mobilization. In a second project she approaches the subject of political and social violence against women in Mexico, through a study of femicide in the State of Oaxaca (in southern Mexico). This project seeks to identify and analyze the scene of violence against women and the reaction and the role of the state facing such violence.