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Department of Political Science

Carla Martinez Machain

Dr. Carla Martinez MachainCarla 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 coercion at both the international and domestic levels.  In particular, she has been engaged in work on conflict outcomes, military policy, 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, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Interactions, and Foreign Policy.  Martinez Machain has also served as a Section Program Chair for the SSIP section of the International Studies Association, a Board Member for ISA Midwest, and an Editorial Board member for the journal Foreign Policy Analysis

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