Dorothy Kronick is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies Latin American political economy, focusing on Venezuela and the politics of violent crime. Dorothy completed her PhD at Stanford University in 2016. Prior to her doctoral studies at Stanford, Dorothy lived in Caracas as a Fulbright Scholar. Her writing on Venezuelan politics has been published in The New York Times, FiveThirtyEight, The New Republic, the Washington Post's Monkey Cage, Prodavinci, and Caracas Chronicles, among other outlets.