My name is Jay Ulfelder, and I’m an American political scientist who theorizes and forecasts political development and instability in various forms, including democratization, coups d’etat, mass atrocities, and civil unrest.
Since the start of 2011, I’ve made a living as an independent research consultant, basically doing freelance project work for various clients. For the 10 years before that, I worked for SAIC as research director for the U.S. Government-funded Political Instability Task Force. In June 2012, I affiliated with the Ronin Institute , an experiment in building new ways for scientists to do scholarly work without an academic job.
I do not earn any money from this blog, but I do hope it leads to new and interesting paid projects. If you might have use for my skills, please email me at email@example.com. Meanwhile: