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Paul Manuel

Research Fellow

American University

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Paul Christopher Manuel is distinguished scholar in residence and director of the leadership program at American University's School of Public Affairs, as well as a research fellow at the Berkley Center. Manuel’s scholarship has contributed to the democratization literature in Spain and Portugal, with a focus on religion and politics. He has authored or co-authored nine books and numerous scholarly articles, including Faith-Based Organizations and Social Welfare: Associational Life and Religion in Contemporary Western Europe (2019, with Miguel Glatzer); Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World (2012, edited with Alynna Lyon and Clyde Wilcox); and The Catholic Church and the Nation-State: Comparative Perspectives (2006, edited with Chris Reardon and Clyde Wilcox). He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Boston University, an M.T.S. from the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College (formerly the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts), and a Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University.