Jennifer Piscopo

Jennifer Piscopo

Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar
Jennifer Piscopo

Project: Gender Quotas and Feminist Policymaking: Women's Substantive Representation in Latin America

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 ten peer-reviewed journals and several edited volumes.  With Susan Franceschet and Mona Lena Krook, she is editor of The Impact of Gender Quotas (2012).  Prior to joining the Politics Faculty at Occidental College, she was Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Salem College from 2011-2013.  She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2011, where she was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies from 2009-2010.  She has extensive research, travel, and consulting experience in Latin America.  A Gates Cambridge Scholar, she received her M.Phil. in Latin American Studies with distinction from the University of Cambridge in 2003. She graduated with top honors from Wellesley College in 2002.

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