Scott Mainwaring

Scott Mainwaring

Eugene and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science

Fields of Study: Comparative Politics

Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays 10:30 a.m. to noon (Vitual Only)

232 Hesburgh Center



Scott Mainwaring is the Eugene and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science. His latest book is Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse (edited, Cambridge University Press, 2018). His book with Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall (Cambridge University Press, 2013) won the best book prizes of the Comparative Politics section of the American Political Science Association and of the Political Institutions section of the Latin American Studies Association. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. In April 2019, PS listed him as among the 50 most cited political scientists in the world. He has returned to Notre Dame after teaching at Harvard University from 2016 to 2019.