Tuesday Seminar: Legislative Gender Quotas and Feminist Policymaking in Argentina and Mexico


Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jennifer Piscopo, Assistant Professor of Politics, Occidental College; Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

Does women’s greater presence in elected office lead to policies that advance women’s equality? The cases of Argentina and Mexico reveal the paradoxical effects of collaboration. The more female lawmakers cooperate, the less the resultant policies pursue feminist objectives.


Jennifer M. Piscopo is Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental College. Her research on representation, gender quotas and legislative institutions in Latin America has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and several edited volumes. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. A Gates Cambridge Scholar, she received her M.Phil. in Latin American Studies with distinction from the University of Cambridge.