University at Albany

Matthew C. Ingram Joins Rockefeller
Political Science Faculty

Contact: Mary Hunt (518) 442-5264  

Albany N.Y. (August 24, 2012) - The Rockefeller College Department of Political Science is pleased to welcome new tenure-track assistant professor Matthew C. Ingram. Dr. Ingram’s research examines justice sector reforms in Latin America.

Matthew Ingram

Specifically, he studies the political origins of institutional change and judicial behavior in the region's justice systems, focusing on sub-national courts in Brazil and Mexico. He draws also on a family history in Mexico (born in Guadalajara, Jalisco), extensive fieldwork in Latin America, and years of professional experience in law enforcement in California. Ingram's academic work has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. He is completing a book project, Crafting Courts in New Democracies, that presents his research on Mexico and Brazil. Ingram's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and
the Fulbright Commission.
Ingram held postdoctoral fellowships at the UCSD (2009-2010) and Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute (2011-2012). He was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth from 2010 to 2011. This academic year, Ingram will offer courses in comparative judicial politics, comparative criminal procedure, and Latin American politics. Born and raised in Mexico, Professor Ingram speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Matthew Ingram holds a law degree (2006) and a PhD in political science (2009) from the University of New Mexico.