Ned Littlefield

Ph.D. Student: Comparative Politics

elittlefield@wisc.edu

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Ned Littlefield is a second-year PhD student. He is interested in various aspects of Latin American civil-military relations, such as: the democratic control and effectiveness of security institutions, including both police and military forces; human rights and political violence; and drug policy and U.S. security assistance. He holds Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education to study Portuguese during the Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 semesters. Ned previously worked in research and programming around international security, development, and education, also with a regional focus on Latin America. He has a Master’s from Brandeis University and a Bachelor’s from Kenyon College.

Dissertation:

Public Security and Civil-Military Relations in Latin America

Awards:

U.S. Department of Education, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships (Brazilian Portuguese, Summer 2018, Academic Year 2018-2019, Academic Year 2019-2020

Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA), Brazil Initiation Scholarship (2019)

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) Program: Tinker-Nave Short-Term Field Research Grant (Colombia, 2018; Brazil, 2019)

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Department of Political Science: Summer Initiative research grant (Colombia, 2018; Brazil, 2019)

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Graduate School, Student Research Grants Competition Travel Award (Brazil, 2019)

Bridging the Gap Project: New Era Workshop Scholar (Washington, DC, 2018)

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Graduate Programs: University Fellowship (2017–2018; 2020– 2021)

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Department of Political Science: Summer Grant (2017, 2020)