On Leave Spring 2016
RankRegular Faculty - Professor
Eugene and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science
BA and MA, Yale
Research and Teaching Interests
Democratic and authoritarian regimes; transitions to democracy and democratic breakdowns; parties and party systems.
Scott Mainwaring is the Eugene and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science. His research interests include democratic institutions and democratization; political parties and party systems; and the Catholic Church in Latin America. His book with Anibal Perez-Linan, Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall, is scheduled for publication in December 2013 (Cambridge University Press).
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.
Office HoursMonday 2:15pm-3:15pm and Thursday 10:00-11:00am
Office: 204 Hesburgh Center
Kellogg Institute for International Studies
204 Hesburgh Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556