I am a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Chicago and a 2019-20 USIP Peace Scholar. My research broadly focuses on democracy and governance in contexts of violent political contestation. My dissertation project, "Armed Actors, Influence, and Participation in Violent Democracies," examines the ways in which armed nonstate groups seek to influence the conduct and outcome of elections. Through quantitative and archival analysis of rebel, paramilitary, and criminal groups in Peru and Colombia, I argue that these actors draw on a mix of coercive endowments, proto-governance institutions, and alliances with mainstream political actors to shape political behavior. Other projects examine processes of competitive statebuilding during civil war and the rhetorical strategies of anti-democratic politicians.
I hold an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a BA in History from Harvard College; my CV is available here. Please feel free to email me at uribe [at] uchicago [dot] edu.