Victor Orozco is a student of the Doctor of Philosophy in Social Intervention degree at Oxford's Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Before joining the department, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Princeton University’s Masters in Public Affairs and graduated Summa Cum Laude from his Economics BA degree at Mexico’s Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara.
His professional experience has focused on evaluation of development programs and includes the World Bank’s Research Department (DECRG) and Evaluation Group (IEG), the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the the Jalisco State Ministry of Economic Development. He is a Principal investigator and Co-PI for a series of cluster RCTs of school-based and community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs.
TV plays an important role in introducing ideas in societies where literacy is relatively low and social norms discourage novel ideas, especially related to stigmatized behaviors.
Victor’s doctoral thesis will use an experimental design to study the impact of the TV drama Shuga, that aims to change social norms and behavior related to high-risk sexual behavior and gender-based violence among youth in Nigeria.