Manoj Mate is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in the East Asian Legal Studies program at Harvard Law School for the 2017-2018 year.  Prior to joining EALS, Mate was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law, and a law professor at Whittier.  His research centers on U.S. and comparative constitutional law, international trade law and development, and public law in India and South Asia.

His academic writings have been published or are forthcoming in journals including Tulane Law Review, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, George Washington International Law Review, and the Journal of Human Rights, and in peer reviewed chapters in volumes published by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. Mate currently serves as Chair of the AALS Section on Comparative Law.

Mate received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, Mate practiced in the area of litigation and election law in San Francisco, and later served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Julian Castro, who later served as US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.