¡Hola! I am an Assistant Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. 


My research focuses on the politics of law and order, police militarization, and urban security governance in Latin America. It combines observational data, survey experiments, and a range of qualitative methods and has appeared in Perspectives on Politics and the British Journal of Political Science.


I am also an invited research fellow at the Center for the Study of Security, Intelligence, and Governance (CESIG) at ITAM (Mexico City). In addition, I am an executive committee member for the LASA Defense, Public Security, and Democracy section for 2022-2024.    


I graduated with a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University in May 2022 and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from ITAM in 2013. At Claremont McKenna College, I teach courses on comparative and Mexican politics.

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CONTACT

Office: Kravis 240

Email: jzarkin@cmc.edu 

Twitter: @jesszark 

JESSICA ZARKIN