Christopher Carter is an Assistant Professor in the Politics Department. His primary research agenda examines how indigenous populations mobilize to make demands on the state. In his book project, he investigates the formation of ethnic and class identities in Latin America. Research for this project won the 2020 APSA Best Fieldwork Award and 2021 Juan Linz Prize for Best Dissertation in the Comparative Study of Democracy. His research has been published in Comparative Political Studies; Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Perspectives on Politics; and Party Politics.
Prior to coming to UVA, he was an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2020; his Master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Gates Cambridge Scholar; and his BA from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar.