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Ryan Carlin

Associate Professor    Director, Center for Human Rights and Democracy    ,

Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2008


Comparative Politics, Public Opinion, Electoral Behavior, Social Preferences, Natural Disasters, Rule of Law


Ryan E. Carlin is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008). He is an Affiliated Researcher of the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University and, at GSU, the Center Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) and the Center for Human Rights and Democracy (CHRD). His published work includes research on voting, public opinion, trust, rule of law, and democratic attitudes. Professor Carlin has co-edited, The Latin American Voter, forthcoming at the University of Michigan Press. In addition, he has published articles in The Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Political Behavior, and Political Research Quarterly, among others. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, Institute for International Education, Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, LAPOP, and Latin American Studies Association. He has also received internal funding from GSU’s Research Initiative Grant, Faculty Mentored Grant, and the CLALS, CHRD, University Research Services and Administration (URSA), and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).


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The Latin American Voter. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Forthcoming. (co-edited with Matthew M. Singer and Elizabeth Zechmeister).

“Security, Clarity of Responsibility, and Presidential Approval.” Forthcoming. Comparative Political Studies. (Gregory J. Love, and Cecilia Martínez-Gallardo).

“Good Democrats, Bad Targets: Democratic Values and Clientelistic Vote Buying.” Forthcoming. Journal of Politics. (with Mason Moseley).
“Happy Medium, Happy Citizens: Presidential Power and Democratic Regime Support.” Forthcoming. Political Research Quarterly. (with Shane P. Singh).
“Cushioning the Fall: Scandals, Economic Conditions, and Executive Approval.” Forthcoming. Political Behavior. (with Gregory J. Love and Cecilia Martínez-Gallardo).


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