Ana María Montoya is the Director of Data Analytics at the World Justice Project. In her role, she conducts data analysis, research, and operational world related to the production of the WJP's portfolio of global, thematic, and country-specific reports. She also supports the research teams in the development of research proposals, methodologies, and questionnaires for conducting surveys, qualitative interviews, and assessments.
Ana María holds a Ph.D in Political Science from Duke University, and a B.A and M.A in Political Science from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). Her research focuses on the judicial enforcement of land restitution orders and the public authorities' compliance with these judicial decisions protecting property rights in Colombia. She has several years of experience researching topics related to the emergence of the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict settings. She has worked in different research capacities with academic, governmental, and international organizations, including the General Inspector Office in Colombia, and LAPOP at Vanderbilt University. Prior to join WJP, she was a Minerva Peace and Security Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace and was affiliated with the DevLab at Duke where she collaborates on the design and evaluation of international development programs. She conducted an evaluation of the USAID’s Land and Rural Development Program in Colombia. She is affiliated with the Women's Rights After War Project at the London School of Economics' Gender, Justice and Security Hub.