Igor Acácio is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tulane University’s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and recently concluded a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame’s International Security Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside. His research focuses on democracy and civil-military relations, and defense and security issues, with a geographical focus on Latin America. To answer research questions, he draws on both quantitative and qualitative approaches to inquiry. His recent work has been published in Comparative Politics, Democratization, Journal of Democracy, Armed Forces and Society, and Public Opinion Quarterly. His research has been supported by the Fulbright Program, the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), and the Fundação Getúlio Vargas.