Juan Tellez joined UC Davis in 2021. He previously worked as an assistant professor of political science at University of South Carolina. Tellez is a political scientist whose research interests are at the intersection of political violence and development. His writing has been published or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, World Politics, and various other academic and popular press outlets. He also has substantial experience in international development, working on funded research for the World Bank, USAID and other government agencies, in settings like Colombia, Indonesia, Guatemala and Ethiopia. Tellez received his bachelor’s degree from University of Florida and his doctorate in political science from Duke University. Here is a copy of his curriculum vitae.