About the Expert
Matthew M. Taylor is an associate professor at the School of International Service at American University. He has lived and worked extensively in Latin America, most recently as a member of the political science department at the University of São Paulo, where he was a faculty member for five years. Taylor is the author of Judging Policy: Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic Brazil, which was awarded the Brazilian Political Science Association's Victor Nunes Leal Prize for best book, co-editor with Timothy J. Power of Corruption and Democracy in Brazil: The Struggle for Accountability, and co-editor, with Oliver Stuenkel, of Brazil on the Global Stage: Power, Ideas, and the Liberal International Order. He holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and masters’ and doctoral degrees from Georgetown University.
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