Christopher Garman is a director at Eurasia Group, the head of Emerging Market Strategy and its Latin America practice, and the lead analyst on Brazil. Chris earned a master's degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has conducted extensive field research in Brazil, and has published articles in World Politics, Latin America Research Review, and the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy. Chris is a dual citizen of the US and Brazil. He is fluent in Portuguese, and proficient in Spanish.
Previously, Chris worked as a senior political analyst at Tendencias Consultoria Integrada, a leading Brazilian economic consulting firm, from 2001 to 2005. Prior to that, he held fellowships at Instituto de Estudos Economicos, Sociais e Politicos de Sao Paulo (IDESP), where he researched central bank politics in the region, and Centro de Estudos de Cultura Contemporanea (CEDEC), where he conducted field research on Brazilian federalism.