Democracy and Armed Forces (Civil-Military Relations), Defense and Security, Latin American Politics
Welcome to my website!
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tulane University’s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and recently concluded a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellowship at Notre Dame University’s International Security Center (NDISC). I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside. My research focuses on democracy and civil-military relations, military missions, and defense and security issues, with a geographical focus on Latin America. To answer my research questions, I draw on both quantitative and qualitative approaches to inquiry. My recent work has been published in Comparative Politics, Democratization, Journal of Democracy, Armed Forces and Society, and Public Opinion Quarterly. My research has been supported by the Fulbright Program, the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), and the Getúlio Vargas Foundation.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, playing the guitar, and hanging out with my wife and our rescue pug Señor Ringo Starr.