- Bachelor of Science, Georgetown University, 1991
- Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1996
- Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 2004
KRISTINA MANI, Associate Professor of Politics, teaches courses on international relations and Latin American politics. Her research focuses on democratization and international security, civil-military relations, and the political economy of security and the military. She explores in particular how democratization and democratic consolidation impact regional security relations, how civil-military relations have been altered by political and economic transformations in the region, and how militaries in Latin America have been influential actors in their national economies. Her publications include Democratization and Military Transformation in Argentina and Chile: Rethinking Rivalry (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011), and articles in Armed Forces and Society, Bulletin of Latin American Research, and Latin American Politics and Society.
Innovating from the War Economy: Formal, Informal, and Illicit Economic Activities of the Military in Colombia