Teaching Fellow
Committee on International Relations

I am currently MA Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences Division. I specialize in comparative politics with a regional focus on Latin America and a mixed-methods approach. My research interests are in state-building, the political economy of development, and political regimes. My current research asks why dictators provide public services that foster economic development, despite the absence of democratic accountability, and how social policies contribute to power consolidation even when they are unpopular and face social resistance. My work also studies the geography of state-building and the long-term persistence of policy institutions through the case of Mexico’s post-revolutionary education system. I have experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in research methods and comparative politics. Please, visit my site for further details: manuelcabal.com