Jennifer M. Piscopo

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Rethinking the Ambition Gap: Gender and Candidate Emergence in Comparative Perspective (co-edited with Meryl Kenny). 2020. The European Journal of Politics and Gender 3 (1). 

From 30 Percent to Gender Parity in Everything: The Steady Route to Raising Women’s Political Representation in Mexico” (co-authored with Lorena Vázquez Correa). 2023. International Feminist Journal of Politics.  

“Women Grab Back: Exclusion, Policy Threat, and Political Ambition” (co-authored with Amanda Clayton and Diana Z. O’Brien). 2023. American Political Science Review.

“Follow the Money: Gender, Incumbency, and Campaign Funding in Chile” (co-authored with Magda Hinojosa, Gwynn Thomas, and Peter Siavelis). 2022. Comparative Political Studies 55 (2): 222-253.  

“Women to the Rescue: The Gendered Effects of Public Discontent on Legislative Nominations in Latin America” (co-authored with Kendall Funk and Magda Hinojosa). 2021. Party Politics 27 (3): 465-477.

“The Limits of Leaning In: Ambition, Recruitment, and Candidate Training in Comparative Perspective.” 2019. Politics, Groups, and Identities 7 (4): 817-828. 

“Still Left Behind: Gender, Political Parties, and Latin America’s Pink Tide” (co-authored with Kendall D. Funk and Magda Hinojosa). 2017. Social Politics 24 (4): 399-424.

“When Informality Advantages Women: Quota Networks, Electoral Rules, and Candidate Selection in Mexico.” 2016. Government & Opposition 51 (3): 487-512. 

“Democracy as Gender Balance: The Shift from Quotas to Parity in Latin America.” 2016. Politics, Groups, and Identities 4 (2): 214-230.

“Rethinking the Ambition Gap: Gender and Candidate Emergence in Comparative Perspective” (co-authored with Meryl Kenny). 2020. The European Journal of Politics and Gender 3 (1): 3-10.

“Women Running in the World: Candidate Training Programs in Comparative Perspective.” 2020. In Good Reasons to Run, Rachel Bernhard, Mirya Holman, Shauna Shames, and Dawn Teele, eds. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 216-231.  

“Democratic Crisis, the Turn to the Right, and Women’s Political Participation: The 2018 Costa Rican Elections in Comparative Perspective.” 2019. In The Limits of Democracy: Feminist Perspectives on the 2018 Elections, María José Cascante Vindas, ed. San José: University of Costa Rica Press, 369-398. (Published in Spanish) 

“Electing Women to National Legislatures” (co-authored with Diana Z. O’Brien). 2018. In Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment across the Globe: Strategies, Challenges, and Future Research, Amy C. Alexander, Catherine Bolzendahl, and Farida Jalalzai, eds. New York: Palgrave, 139-163.