Taylor C. Boas
Department of Political Science
Boston University
232 Bay State Rd.
Boston, MA 02215


  I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston University. I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. My research examines various aspects of electoral politics and political behavior in Latin America, including religion, campaigns, and the mass media.

My book Presidential Campaigns in Latin America: Electoral Strategies and Success Contagion is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in 2016. My next book project is tentatively entitled Serving God and Man: Evangelicals and Electoral Politics in Latin America. With F. Daniel Hidalgo and Marcus Melo, I am also working on a field experiment, "Accountability and Incumbent Performance in the Brazilian Northeast."

Curriculum Vitae

Course syllabi:
PO 841: Quantitative Research Methods (Fall 2015)
PO 903: Research Workshop (Fall 2015)
PO 151: Introduction to Comparative Politics (Summer 2015)
PO 751: Field Seminar in Comparative Politics (Fall 2014)
PO 561: Latin American Political Parties (Spring 2014)
PO 325: Campaigns and Elections Around the World (Spring 2014)


Papers and Publications


Religion in Latin America: Political Strategy, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior


Campaigns in Latin America: Strategy, Finance, and Effects on Voting Behavior


Mass Media in Latin America: Political Control and Effects on Voting Behavior


Methodology and Concept Analysis


The Internet in Developing Countries and Authoritarian Regimes

This was my first research area, and the focus of my work while at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.