Tuesday Seminar Series: The Politics of Reproduction. Abortion Reform in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay


Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Cora Fernandez Anderson,  Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, Mount Holyoke College

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay share general social, economic and cultural characteristics but they differ radically in their abortion policies. The presentation examines the strength of the campaigns for abortion reform, their relationships with leftist parties in power and the context of church-state relations to provide an explanation for the status of abortion policies in these countries during the last fifteen years.  


Cora Fernandez Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at Mount Holyoke College. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on Latin American social movements and their impact on state policy. She is currently working on a project studying abortion reform in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.