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Department of Political Science

Carla Martinez Machain

Dr. Carla Martinez Machain

Carla Martinez Machain is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kansas State University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Rice University in May 2012.   She also received her B.A. from Rice University, in Economics and Political Science in 2007.

Martinez Machain’s research focuses on foreign policy analysis, with a focus on military policy and international conflict.  In particular, she has been engaged in work on conflict outcomes, defense cooperation, and repression.  She has done much work on the various effects of U.S. troop deployments abroad on host states’policy.  Her work has appeared in various journals, including the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Peace Research, and Conflict Management and Peace Science.  Martinez Machain has also served as Section Program Chair for the SSIP section of the International Studies Association and region President for ISA Midwest. She currently  serves as part of the editorial team for the ISA journal International Interactions.

Her teaching interests include courses in foreign policy, international relations and security studies.