Professor Conaghan is a specialist in Latin American politics, with a focus on the Andean region. Her research has included extensive fieldwork in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. She has been affiliated with the Center of International Studies at Princeton University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Helen Kellogg Institute of the University of Notre Dame, the North-South Institute of the University of Miami, and the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos. She served as visiting Fulbright scholar in Peru in 1997. In 2000, she was appointed as the visiting Knapp Chair in Liberal Arts at the University of San Diego. She is author of Fujimori's Peru: Deception in the Public Sphere (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), Restructuring Domination: Industrialists and the State in Ecuador (1988), and (with James Malloy) Unsettling Statecraft: Democracy and Neoliberalism in the Central Andes (1994). Her publications include articles in the Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Research Review, and Studies in Comparative International Development. Her current research, a comparative study funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, is entitled, "The Aftermath of Presidential Corruption in Latin America."