We´re pleased to introduce the new member of RBPI´s Editorial Board, Scott Mainwaring and Navnita Chadha Behera.
Scott Mainwaring is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies and the Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program. He joined the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School in 2016 after teaching at the University of Notre Dame for 33 years. At Notre Dame, he won university wide prizes for research and for graduate student teaching, as well as a prize for mentoring undergraduate research. He served as director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies for 13 years and as Chair and Director of Graduate Studies of the Political Science Department. His research interests include democratic institutions and democratization; authoritarian and democratic regimes; political parties and party systems; and the Catholic Church in Latin America. His book with Aníbal Pérez-Liñán on The Rise and Fall of Democracies and Dictatorships: Latin America since 1900(Cambridge University Press, 2013) won prizes for the best book awarded by the Comparative Democratization section of the American Political Science Association and the Political Institutions section of the Latin American Studies Association. His edited book, Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.
Navnita Chadha Behera teaches in the department of political science at Delhi University (India) and is a former visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution. Navnita has worked for the Ford Foundation on their programme for Regional Security, Peace and Cooperation in South Asia.She has also held Visiting positions at University of Uppsala, Bologna, the Central European University, The Brookings Institution and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Navnita is the author of State, Identity and Violence: Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh (Manohar Publishers), the editor of Gender, Conflict and Migration (Sage). Her principal current research focus is on understanding the politics of knowledge production in International Politics and exploring varied geo-cultural epistemologies, both historical and contemporary, for theorizing in this domain. She also maintains an interest in International Relations of South Asia specially issues of war, conflict, political violence and international security. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.