Eugene and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science
Fields of Study: Comparative Politics
232 Hesburgh Center
Scott Mainwaring is the Eugene and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science. His research and teaching focus on democratization, political parties and party systems, and Latin American politics. Mainwaring was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. His most recent book is Democracy in Hard Places (coedited with Tarek Masoud, Oxford University Press, 2022). In April 2019, PS: Political Science and Politics listed him as one of the 50 most cited political scientists in the world.
In 2005, Mainwaring was awarded the James C. Burns, CSC Graduate School Award, given annually to a Notre Dame faculty member for distinguished teaching of graduate students. In 2016, he won the Kellogg Institute prize for being an outstanding mentor to undergraduates.
On leave Fall 2023