Faculty Co-Chair, DRCLAS Brazil Studies Program
Scott Mainwaring is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and Faculty Co-Chair of the Brazil Studies Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. He previously taught at the University of Notre Dame from 1983 to 2016, where he was the Eugene and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science and where he served as Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies for thirteen years.
His research interests include democratic institutions and democratization; political parties and party systems; and the Catholic Church in Latin America. He is the author (with Anibal Perez-Linan) of Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall (Cambridge University Press, 2014); (with Rachel Meneguello and Timothy J. Power) of Partidos Conservadores no Brasil Contemporâneo (Paz e Terra, 2000); Rethinking Party Systems in the Third Wave of Democratization: The Case of Brazil (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999; Sistemas Partidários em Novas Democracias: O Caso do Brasil (Editorial Mercado Aberto/Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 2001); and The Catholic Church and Politics in Brazil, 1916-1985 (Stanford University Press, 1986; A Igreja Católica e a Política no Brasil 1916-1985, Brasiliense, 1989), co-editor of twelve books; and author or co-author of more than two dozen journal articles and three dozen book chapters. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. In 2007, he was listed as one of the 400 most cited political scientists teaching in the United States. In 2005, he won the James C. Burns, CSC Graduate School Award, given annually to a Notre Dame faculty member for distinguished teaching of graduate students, and in 2013, he won Notre Dame's Research Reward, given annually for distinction in research.