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Paul Christopher Manuel

Local Affiliate


Paul Christopher Manuel

Paul Christopher Manuel is a local affiliate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. He is the author, co-author or editor of twelve books and numerous scholarly articles. His research examines issues related to comparative democratization and religion and politics, especially in a post-transition setting, with an emphasis on Portugal. The commission for the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April revolution in Portugal has deemed his interviews with the April Captains to be historically relevant. Those interviews now appear in Vozes da Revolução: Revistando o 25 de Abril [Voices of the Revolution: Revisiting April 25 (Lisbon: Tinta da China, 2023). Manuel is also a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University and an affiliated professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown. He co-chaired the Iberian Studies Group at CES from 1996 to 2003. Manuel lives in Cambridge and divides his time between Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts.


  • Affiliated Professor, Department of Government and the McCourt School, Georgetown University
  • Research Fellow, The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University
  • Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Recent Publications

Open Forum Papers