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Miguel Carter

Scholar in Residence
School of International Service

  • Dr. Miguel Carter is an expert in international development, democratic governance and elections, poverty and inequality reduction, rural and community development, religion and civil society, human rights, social movements, and Latin America. He is the author of several books, chapters and articles on politics and development in Brazil and Paraguay, including, Challenging Social Inequality: The Landless Rural Workers Movement and Agrarian Reform in Brazil (Editora da UNESP and Duke University Press); For Land, Love & Justice: The Origins of Brazil’s Landless Social Movement (Duke University Press, forthcoming); Stroessner Vive: Legados Autoritarios y Democracia en el Paraguay, 1989-2008 (Servilibro, forthcoming); and El Papel de la Iglesia en la Caída de Stroessner (RP Ediciones). Dr. Carter served as a Research Fellow in Politics at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Brazilian Studies, and has consulted for the World Bank, Creative Associates, Oxford Analytica, IFES, and the Comité de Iglesias para Ayudas de Emergencia, Paraguay’s leading human rights organization. He is currently developing a project to mobilize youth in Paraguay in order to foster social inclusion and active citizens.
  • Degrees

    PhD in Political Science, Columbia University
  • Book Currently Reading:

    James C. Scott, Two Cheers for Anarchism (Princeton University Press).
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Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Research Fellow, Politics, Oxford University's Centre for Brazilian Studies