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Ian McManus

Ian McManus is an assistant professor of political science at Emerson College. His work focuses on the effects of macroeconomic changes on political competition and social well-being. His research interests include welfare state politics, social inequality, gender and racial inequality, economic crises, labor markets, European politics, and the political economy of technology. He is the author of the forthcoming book The Repoliticization of the Welfare State (University of Michigan Press, 2022). His work has appeared in several journals including the Journal of Common Market Studies, Comparative European Politics, and International Labour Review.

McManus received his Ph.D. in political science from Northeastern University and held postdoctoral fellowships at the London School of Economics and the University of Lisbon. He was the recipient of a Doctoral Research Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and served as a visiting scholar at Freie Universität Berlin. At Emerson College, he teaches courses in comparative politics, international relations, and political economy.


  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emerson College
  • Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University