August 18: los nombres de todos sus ahogados

I wasn’t sure what to write about for my last blog post. My project is approaching a final draft, and I have nothing new to say about international alliances or weapons deals or neutrality agreements. It seems fitting, though, to recognize the 81st anniversary of the death of Federico García Lorca. Lorca was an acclaimed […]

2nd Update: Halfway through the Data

Hi! It’s been quite a while since I wrote the first status update in week 2 in Spain. Since then, I finished up the last two weeks in Spain and miraculously got through the transcription of most of my material. I am however waiting on a CD of scans to be sent to me with […]

July 24: where international relations and comparative politics intersect

Ideally, any research project should find a “gap” in the literature where your project will contribute genuinely “new” knowledge. My research on Spain and Syria has made it clear to me that despite falling under the broad umbrella of political science, international involvement in civil wars is a fairly under-researched phenomenon. Most civil war research […]