Guo Cunhai, born in 1976 in Henan Province, Associate Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Department of Cross-Disciplinary Studies at the Institute of Latin American Studies(ILAS), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
Guo got his bachelor's degree in Henan University in 2001 and his Master's degree in Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (GSCASS)in 2006. Nowadays, he is an doctoral candidate of GSCASS.
Guo's research focus on the social issues, including civil society and NGOs, public security, social exclusion and social conflicts in Latin America. In addition, Guo shows much interest in political issues, such as corruption and anti-corruption, political transition and culture, democratization as well.
In addition to frequent reviews on the newspapers and magazines, Guo has authored several papers: Governability Crisis of Argentina’s Political Parties and Its Origins, Journal of Latin American Studies, No. 5, 2007; Brazil's Anti-corruption Mechanism and Its Performance, Journal of Latin American Studies, No. 6, 2007; an Analysis of Urban Violence in Brazil at Development Report of Latin America and the Caribbean (2006-2007) (Social Science Academic Press, Beijing, 2007)