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Welcome! I am currently an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.  I received my PhD from UCLA's Political Science Department in 2008. From 2008-2011, I worked as an analyst for IPS.

I study authoritarian politics, with a focus on democratization, conflict, and development. I am also interested in the security and policy implications of autocratic rule. I have regional expertise in Latin America and the Middle East.  

Please contact me if you have any questions! You can follow me on twitter at @EricaFrantz.