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Matthew C. Ingram is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the State University of New York at Albany. Prior to arriving at SUNY Albany, Ingram held post-doctoral fellowships at UC San Diego's Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (2009-2010) and Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies (2011-2012), and was briefly in a tenure-track position at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Holding a law degree (2006) and a PhD in political science (2009) from the University of New Mexico, Ingram’s research examines justice sector reforms, judicial behavior, and violence in Latin America. His recent research agenda emphasizes network and spatial approaches to various phenomena, including the spread of violence and institutional change, and the diffusion of attitudes towards legal and institutional reform among judges in Latin America. He draws on a family history in Mexico (dual citizen, U.S. and Mexico), extensive fieldwork in Latin America, and seven years of professional experience in law enforcement in the United States (California). Ingram's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Fulbright Commission. His academic work has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, and he has contributed policy papers and research reports to several institutes and think tanks, including the Brookings Institution and Woodrow Wilson Center. He is completing a book project, "Crafting Courts in New Democracies", that presents his research on judicial reform in Mexico and Brazil and is under contract with Cambridge University Press. Ingram speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.