Luis Felipe Mantilla
Luis Felipe Mantilla is Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Political Science, St. Petersburg campus. He earned his Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University. His research focuses on comparative political party development, religion and politics, and natural resource politics, with a regional emphasis on Latin America and the Middle East. His forthcoming book, How Political Parties Mobilize Religion: Lessons from Mexico and Turkey (Temple University Press) compares patterns of religious political engagement across Catholic and Sunni Muslim majority countries, tracing its evolution across regions and traditions. His research has been published in journals including Party Politics, Democratization, Politics and Religion, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, among others.