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

  I am Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston University. My research examines electoral politics, public opinion, and political behavior in Latin America, focusing on topics such as accountability, campaigns, religion, and the mass media.

My book Presidential Campaigns in Latin America: Electoral Strategies and Success Contagion was published by 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 completed a field experiment, "Accountability and Incumbent Performance in the Brazilian Northeast."

Curriculum Vitae

Course syllabi:
PO 751: Field Seminar in Comparative Politics (Spring 2019)
PO 151: Introduction to Comparative Politics (Fall 2018)
PO 841: Quantitative Research Methods (Fall 2018)
PO 325: Campaigns and Elections Around the World (Spring 2017)
PO 903: Research Workshop (Spring 2016)
PO 561: Latin American Political Parties (Spring 2016)

Papers and Publications

Information and Electoral Accountability

Public Opinion and Representation

Religion and Politics

Campaign Strategy, Financing, and Effects

Mass Media and Media Effects

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.