As Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Director of the University Center for International Studies, Ariel is committed to advancing the University’s goal of Embracing the World. With a background in Latin American politics and a focus in our institution’s global efforts, he has had a key role in our robust international platform and dedication to global education.


Teaching and Research Areas

Armony's research is focused on four key areas:

  • Democratization
  • Civil society
  • Human rights
  • The role of China in Latin America



Select Publications and Funded Research

  • The Global Edge: Miami in the Twenty-First Century. (University of California Press, 2018).
  • The Dubious Link. (Stanford University Press, 2004).
  • Argentina, the United States, and the Anti-Communist Crusade in Central America, 1977-1984. (Ohio University Press, 1997).



Other Academic Positions

  • Director, University of Miami Center for Latin American Studies
  • Director, Colby College Latin American Studies Program
  • Fulbright Scholar, Nankai University, China