Matthew Carnes, S.J.

Assistant Professor, Department of Government

Father Matthew Carnes, S.J., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government. His research examines the dynamics of labor and social welfare policy, with particular interest in the ways societies protect their weakest and most vulnerable members: the old, the young, the ill or injured, and the unemployed. His principal areas of research are comparative labor law, the politics of social policy, and political economy, and he has conducted extensive field research in Argentina, Peru, and Chile.

His research has appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, the Annual Review of Political Science, and the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics, and he has articles forthcoming in Latin American Research Review and Social Science Quarterly. In 2011, he was awarded the Dorothy Brown Award for Outstanding Teaching Achievement, Georgetown University’s highest teaching award, and the Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Award for Faculty Excellence. He was also recently featured in the Princeton Review's 2012 publication, "300 Best Professors."