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Paul Christopher Manuel

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Paul Christopher Manuel

Paul Christopher Manuel is a local affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University and a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. Manuel’s scholarship has contributed to the democratization literature in Portugal, with a focus on religion and politics. He has authored or co-authored twelve books and numerous scholarly articles. The Portuguese Commission for the Commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April Revolution (Estrutura de Missão para as Comemorações do Quinquagésimo Aniversário da Revolução de 25 de Abril de 1974) has chosen Manuel's work, Voices of the Revolution: Revisiting the Portuguese Revolution of 25 April 1974 (Toronto: Portuguese Studies Review Monograph Series, 2019), to be translated into Portuguese for the 50th-anniversary celebration of the April 25 revolution. At CES, Manuel co-chaired the Iberian Study Group from 1998–2004 and was a Visiting Scholar from 2001-2002. Manuel previously taught at the School of Public Affairs at American University, Mount St. Mary’s University, and Saint Anselm College. He was recently appointed headmaster of the Cambridge Matignon School. Manuel divides his time between Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts.


  • Research Fellow, The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University
  • Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

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