Candelaria Garay

October 17, 2018 12:00PM E53-482, Millikan Room

WHO: Candelaria Garay, is Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Democracy at the Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on social policy, collective action, and party politics in Latin America. She received a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her book, Social Policy Expansion in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2016), characterizes and explains the recent expansion and cross-country variation in social policy programs (income transfers, pensions, and health-care services) to populations historically excluded from social protection in Latin America. The book received the 2017 Robert A. Dahl Award of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and an honorable mention for the 2018 Bryce Wood Book Award of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). 

WHAT: Social movements, labor unions, and informal workers in developing countries
Prof. Garay will present recent work from her second book project in which she explains why coalitions between labor unions and social movements of informal and/or rural workers have formed in some developing countries. She explores how these coalitions are established and analyzes their connections with political parties.