Matthew M. Taylor is an associate professor at the School of International Service at American University. Taylor has lived and worked extensively in Latin America, most recently as a member of the political science department at the University of São Paulo, where he was a faculty member for five years. He is the author of Judging Policy: Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic Brazil, which was awarded the Brazilian Political Science Association’s Victor Nunes Leal Prize for best book, co-editor with Timothy J. Power of Corruption and Democracy in Brazil: The Struggle for Accountability, and co-editor, with Oliver Stuenkel, of Brazil on the Global Stage: Power, Ideas, and the Liberal International Order. Taylor received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a master’s and a doctoral degrees from Georgetown University.