Department of Political Science, Queens College

Jorge Antonio Alves

Professor Jorge Alves Associate Professor
Ph.D., Brown University

Tel: (718) 997-5414
200Y Powdermaker Hall
Office Hours: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm
Personal Website


Professor Jorge Alves specializes in comparative politics, specifically on subnational politics, intergovernmental relations, state capacity construction and the political economy of development, with a regional focus on Latin America and Brazil.

His work on Brazilian subnational politics has been published in Comparative Politics and Latin American Politics and Society, and the Journal of Politics in Latin America. He has a chapter on public transparency advances in Brazil in Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation and Accountability (Brookings Press, 2014). Dr. Alves is also a contributor to the Washington Post's Monkey Cage.

Comparative Politics (PSCI 103), Politics of Development (PSCI 230), Contemporary Latin America (PSCI 239), Latin America in World Politics (PSCI 259), and the Seminar: Global Poverty & Inequality (PSCI 383W).