Ian McManus

Assistant Professor - On Leave
Pronouns: (He/Him/His)
Ian McManus
Email Email ian_mcmanus@emerson.edu

Dr. Ian McManus is an Assistant Professor of Political Science whose 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 equality, economic crises, labor markets, European politics, and the political economy of technology. He was an LSE Fellow in Social Policy at the London School of Economics and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Lisbon. He was the recipient of a Doctoral Research Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and was a visiting scholar at the Free University of Berlin. Dr. McManus is part of a group of faculty members working on a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop an interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum that combines datascience and the humanities to address pressing social questions. At Emerson, he teaches courses in comparative politics, international relations, and political economy.


  • Department Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Since 2020


B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A., Northeastern University
Ph.D., Northeastern University

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Studies
  • Political Science