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Matthew Taylor Professor Politics, Governance & Economics

Matthew Taylor
SIS | Politics, Governance & Economics
School of International Service 350
Ph.D., M.P.P., Georgetown University; B.A., Princeton University

Matthew Taylor is Professor of International Studies at the School of International Service.

Taylor is the author or editor of five books and more than fifty articles on Latin America. His most recent books are Decadent Developmentalism: The Political Economy of Democratic Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and Brazilian Politics on Trial: Corruption and Reform Under Democracy (Lynne Rienner, 2022), co-authored with Luciano Da Ros.

Taylor has held fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and as an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Taylor has lived in Spain, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Chile and Brazil. His work has centered on Brazil for more than 30 years, and he has lived in the country for more than a dozen years, including five as a tenured faculty member at the University of São Paulo.
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Spring 2024

  • SIS-750 Res/Prof Meth in Int'l Affairs: Political Risk Analysis

  • SISU-324 Topics in Pol Econ of Latin Am: Pol Economy of Latin America

Fall 2024

  • SIS-750 Res/Prof Meth in Int'l Affairs: Political Risk Analysis

  • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Game Changers