Ariam Macias Herrera, M.A.




Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Institute of Political Science
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69115 Heidelberg 
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Office hours: Tuesday 16-17 by appointment.

Ariam Macias Herrera is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Political Science at the Heidelberg University and currently works as a research fellow in the 
project, “(Un-) healthy Civil-Military Relations? Militarization of State Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Latin America and Asia-Pacific," funded by the VolkswagenStiftung. 

Ariam’s dissertation focuses on the role of the military in the process of democratic backsliding in Latin America.  Her research interests extend into the topics of civil-military relations, comparative politics, autocratization, democratization, security sector reform, and political violence with a primary focus on the region of Latin America. 

Ariam ascertained a B.A. in International Relations and Global Studies as well as in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She went on to complete a M.A. in Political Science with a specialization in Comparative Politics and a minor in History at the Heidelberg University in 2019. 

For additional information, please refer to her curriculum vitae here.


Macias Herrera, Ariam and Aurel Croissant. Forthcoming. “Military Roles in COVID-19 Responses in Latin America – Contours, Causes and Consequences.“ Working Paper, Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies. 

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