Juan F. Tellez

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of California, Davis
✉️ jftellez@ucdavis.edu


I’m an assistant professor of political science at The University of California, Davis where I research and teach on security, development, and research methods. In my research I often work with governments, international donors, and their implementing partners to improve the design and evaluation of development programming around the world.

I was born in Cali, Colombia, grew up in Cali/South Florida, and have lived in Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and now California.


PhD in Political Science, 2019 | Duke University

MA in Political Science, 2016 | Duke University

BA in Political Science, 2013 | University of Florida

Research interests

Armed conflict | Development | Security