Consuelo Amat is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Yale University and a USIP Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar. Consuelo studies state repression, civil society development, and nonviolent and armed resistance. The United States Institute of Peace, the John F. Enders Foundation, the Tinker Foundation, and Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies have supported her research.
Previously, Consuelo was a Research Assistant at the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program, studying and publishing on security in Latin America, and worked at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, tracking ongoing popular struggles. She graduated with B.A. degrees in International Affairs and Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and holds an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University’s Government Department.