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


  I am Associate Professor and Chair of the Department 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, religion, campaigns, and the mass media.

My book Evangelicals and Electoral Politics in Latin America: A Kingdom of This World is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in early 2023. My book Presidential Campaigns in Latin America: Electoral Strategies and Success Contagion was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Course syllabi:
PO 561: Latin American Political Parties (Spring 2022)
PO 845: Survey Research Methods (Spring 2022)
PO 325: Campaigns and Elections Around the World (Fall 2021)
PO 841: Quantitative Research Methods (Fall 2021)
PO 151: Introduction to Comparative Politics (Fall 2020)
PO 751: Field Seminar in Comparative Politics (Spring 2020)
PO 702: Professional Development Seminar (Spring 2020)
PO 903: Research Workshop (Spring 2016)


Papers and Publications

Fun Stuff

Political Economy of Development


Information and Electoral Accountability


Religion and Politics


Public Opinion and Representation


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.