Professor of Political Science
Hamilton Hall 265
Evelyne Huber is a Morehead Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She studied at the University of Zurich and received both her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. She studies democratization and redistribution in Latin America and advanced industrial democracies. She is the author and co-author of several books, including Capitalist Development and Democracy (with Dietrich Rueschemeyer and John D. Stephens, 1992); Development and Crisis of the Welfare State (with John D. Stephens, 2001); Democracy and the Left: Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America (with John. D. Stephens, 2012); all winners of book awards. She has also contributed articles to a wide variety of journals in political science and sociology. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Honorary Doctorate in the Social Sciences from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 2010, as well as the Guillermo O’Donnell Democracy Award and Lectureship from the Latin American Studies Association in 2019. She is a former President (2012-13) of the Latin American Studies Association and a former Vice President of the American Political Science Association (2017-18). Her service on editorial boards includes the Journal of Politics, Latin American Research Review, Social Politics, Journal of Politics in Latin America, Latin American Politics and Society, and the Socio-Economic Review.