Latin American Studies
Department Chair:
Kristina Mani

Administrative Assistant:
Tracy Tucker

Phone: (440) 775-8657
Fax: (440) 775-8898

Rice Hall 205
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Wed. 1:30-3 p.m., Thurs. 1-2:30 p.m., and by appointment

Kristina Mani

Kristina Mani

Associate Professor, Politics
Chair, Latin American Studies
Committee Chair, International Studies Concentration

Contact Information


Rice Hall 205
(440) 775-8657

Kristina Mani

Kristina Mani

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Georgetown University, 1991
  • Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1996
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 2004

Office Hours

Wednesday 1:30-3:00 and Thursday 1:00-2:30 and by appointment
Students may sign up for office hours

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of Politics Kristina Mani 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.

Recent Publications