Carla Martinez Machain is a Professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Rice University in May 2012. Martinez Machain’s research (funded by the Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative and the Army Research Office, among others) focuses on foreign policy analysis, with a focus on military policy and international conflict.
In particular, she has been engaged in work on conflict outcomes, defense cooperation, and repression and has done fieldwork in Europe and Central
and South America. Much of her work focuses on the various effects of U.S. troop deployments abroad on host states’ policy. Her work has appeared in various journals, including the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Conflict
Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Peace Research.
She has won the Palmer Prize from the Peace Science Society and the Frank J. Klingberg Award from the International Studies Association-Midwest. Martinez Machain has also served as region President for ISA Midwest and Section Program Chair for the SSIP section of the ISA. She currently serves as part of the editorial team for the ISA journal International Interactions.