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Matthew M. Taylor

Assistant Professor
School of International Service

  • Professor Taylor's research and teaching interests include state capacity, corruption, judicial politics, and Latin American political economy. He has lived and worked extensively in Brazil, most recently as an assistant professor at the University of São Paulo.

    Taylor is the author of Judging Policy: Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic Brazil (Stanford University Press, 2008), which was awarded the Brazilian Political Science Association's Victor Nunes Leal Prize for best book, and co-editor with Timothy J. Power of Corruption and Democracy in Brazil: The Struggle for Accountability (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011). His scholarly work has been published in a variety of journals, including Comparative Politics, Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Politics & Society and World Politics.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D., M.P.P., Georgetown University; B.A., Princeton University

  • SIS - School of International Service
  • SIS - 350
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  • Spring 2014

    • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Crime, Corruption & the State
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    • SISU-474 Topics in Latin America: Pol Economy of Latin America
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  • Fall 2014

    • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Transnational Organized Crime
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    • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Crime/Security in West Hemisph
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