My name is Jay Ulfelder, and I’m an American political scientist who uses data and subject-matter expertise to theorize and forecast political development and instability in various forms, including democratization, coups d’etat, mass atrocities, civil unrest, and state collapse.

Since the start of 2011, I’ve made a living as an independent 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.

I do not earn any money from this blog, but I do hope that it leads to new and interesting paid projects. If you’re interested in putting me to work, please email me at ulfelder@gmail.com. Meanwhile:

  • You can see my curriculum vitae here;
  • I’m on Stack Overflow Careers here;
  • I’m on Twitter as @JayUlfelder; and
  • You can find links to my published work and other writings here.
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  1. John Coleman

     /  September 9, 2014

    A refreshingly honest, direct bio page. Thanks for that. John

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