Igor Acácio is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tulane University’s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at the Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside. He is interested in the study of democracy and civil-military relations, military missions, and defense and security issues, with a geographical focus on Latin America. His recent work has been published in outlets such as Comparative Politics, Democratization, the 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 Getúlio Vargas Foundation.