Emmanuel Teitelbaum

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Emmanuel Teitelbaum

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Full-time Faculty



Emmanuel Teitelbaum is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. Professor Teitelbaum serves as a managing editor for the Journal of Development Studies. His writings examine class politics and political violence. His academic articles have appeared in leading journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Politics and Society, and the Journal of Development Studies. His book, Managing Dissent: Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia (Cornell University Press), explores the dynamics of state-labor relations and industrial conflict following the implementation of neoliberal economic reforms in India and Sri Lanka. Professor Teitelbaum’s research has received support from the United States Institute of Peace, the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. He was the recipient of the 2007 Gabriel Almond Award for Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a B.A. from John Carroll University.

comparative politics; political economy; labor standards; data science; R (programming language); South Asia

Ph.D., Cornell University

PSC 2102: Visualizing and Modeling Politics

DATS 2102: Data Visualization for Data Science

PSC 2339: Comparative Political Economy

IAFF 6501: Quantitative Analysis for International Affairs Practitioners

IAFF 6502: Data Visualization with R

IAFF 6502: Creating Data Rich Reports

IAFF 6503: Communicating Data with Web Apps

IAFF 6505: Visualizing International Politics

IAFF 6505: Creating and Automating Data-Rich Reports

IAFF 6505: Communicating Your Data with Interactive Apps and Dashboards


Mobilizing Restraint: Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia, Cornell University Press, 2011.


2019. “Conquest and Conflict: The Colonial Roots of Maoist Violence in India,” Politics and Society (with Ajay Verghese) 41(7): 55-86.

2015. “Ethnic Parties and Public Spending: New Theory and Evidence from the Indian States,” Comparative Political Studies 48(11): 1389-1420.

2011. “Regime Type, Investment, and Economic Protest in Low- and Middle- Income Countries” (with Graeme Robertson), American Journal of Political Science 55(3): 665-77.

2010. “Mobilizing Restraint: Economic Reform and the Politics of Industrial Protest in South Asia,” World Politics 62(4): 676-713.