Frances Hagopian

Frances Hagopian

Jorge Paulo Lemann Visiting Associate Professor for Brazil Studies, Department of Government

Frances Hagopian is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Visiting Associate Professor for Brazil Studies in the Department of Government at Harvard University and the former Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. At Harvard she is also Faculty Chair of the Brazil Studies Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and Co-Chair (with Prof. Jorge Domínguez) of the Latin American Politics Graduate Workshop of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She specializes in the comparative politics of Latin America, with emphasis on democratization, political representation, political economy, and religion and politics. Hagopian is editor of Religious Pluralism, Democracy, and the Catholic Church in Latin America (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), co-editor (with Scott Mainwaring) of The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America: Advances and Setbacks (Cambridge 2005), and author of Traditional Politics and Regime Change in Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and numerous journal articles and book chapters. This year she is completing Reorganizing Representation in Latin America (Cambridge University Press), which focuses on economic liberalization and political representation in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. She has held many fellowships, including most recently at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and has previously taught at Harvard, Tufts University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Email Address


(617) 496-1467

Office Locations

Center for Government and International Studies K-402, Cambridge, MA 02138



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