Candelaria Garay

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
Office Address
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 103
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-8315
Sarah McLain (617-495-8480)
Candelaria Garay


Candelaria Garay is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on social policy, collective action, and party politics in Latin America. She received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript that seeks to characterize and explain the recent expansion of and cross-country variation in social policy programs (income transfers, pensions, and health-care services) to populations historically excluded from social protection in Latin America.

Office hours: Thursdays 2-5 pm or by appointment



  • DPI-460 Latin American Politics and Policymaking


  • DPI-101-J Political Institutions and Public Policy: Comparative Politics