Consuelo Amat

Consuelo Amat holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. She studies state repression, armed and unarmed resistance, and the development of civil society in authoritarian regimes, with a focus on Latin America. Her current book project, The Emergence and Consolidation of Opposition to Authoritarian Rule, examines how opposition to autocratic regimes develops in the face of different patterns of state repression. She studies this question during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile (1973-1989) using multiple methods including statistical analysis of original datasets, qualitative interviews, and archival materials.

The United States Institute of Peace, the John F. Enders Foundation, the Tinker Foundation, and Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies have supported her research. Previously, Consuelo was a Research Assistant at the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program, writing on security in Latin America, and worked at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, tracking popular struggles. She holds B.A. degrees in International Affairs and Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University’s Government Department. 

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