Scott Morgenstern

Associate Professor & Director, Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies

Phone: 412-648-7391


Scott Morgenstern joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh as an Associate Professor in 2005. He also serves as the Director of Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies. His research focuses on political parties, electoral systems, and legislatures, with a regional specialization in Latin America.  His teaching focuses on these themes, plus US-Latin American relations and democratic governance and strengthening. Among his publications are: Are Politics Local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization around the World (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming),  Patterns of Legislative Politics: Roll Call Voting in the United States and Latin America’s Southern Cone (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Legislative Politics in Latin America, (coeditor and contributor; Cambridge University Press, 2002), and Pathways to Power (coeditor and contributor, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008). His articles have appeared in the Journal of PoliticsComparative Political Studies; Comparative Politics, Party Politics, Electoral Studies, Review of International Political Economy, and other journals. He was also the primary investigator on a grant from the USAID to produce documents related to their political party development programs.