Our Director


THE SFS DEAN’S OFFICE AND THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE  the appointment of Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., as the Director of CLAS effective July 1

Fr. Carnes is an associate professor in the Department of Government and SFS. His research examines the dynamics of labor and social welfare policy in developing and middle-income countries. He has conducted extensive field research in Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Bolivia, and has worked on development projects in Honduras, Mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Ecuador. He is the author of Continuity Despite Change: The Politics of Labor Regulation in Latin America (Stanford University Press, 2014), and he has published articles in a wide range of prestigious professional journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University (2008), a M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University (2003), a M.A. in Philosophical Resources from Fordham University (1997), and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University (1992). He is also the recipient of the SFS Faculty of the Year award and the university-wide Dorothy Brown Award.