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Aila M. Matanock

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Aila M. Matanock is the 2015-16 W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the Arch W. Shaw National Fellow. She is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Her research focuses on post-conflict elections that are produced by peace processes, foreign intervention that occurs by host-state invitation, and armed actor governance and social support.  Using case studies, survey experiments, and cross-national data in her work, she has conducted fieldwork in Colombia, Central America, the Pacific, and elsewhere. She has received funding for those projects from many sources, including the National Science Foundation and the Center for Global Development. Her dissertation won the 2012 Helen Dwight Reid Award from the American Political Science Association; a revised version is currently under review as a book manuscript. She has worked at the RAND Corporation before graduate school. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and her A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University.

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