Office: PLS 311B
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; A.B., Stanford University
Areas of Specialization: Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics, and research methods
Taylor Boas is Associate Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at Boston University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame. During the 2017-18 academic year, he will be on leave from BU as a Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.
Boas’s research examines electoral politics and political behavior in Latin America, focusing on topics such as accountability, campaigns, religion, and the mass media. His book Presidential Campaigns in Latin America: Electoral Strategies and Success Contagion was published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press. His next book project is tentatively entitled Serving God and Man: Evangelicals and Electoral Politics in Latin America. He recently completed a field experiment, “Accountability and Incumbent Performance in the Brazilian Northeast.” He has published articles in American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and World Politics, among other outlets. He is also co-author of Open Networks, Closed Regimes: The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2003).