Jennifer M. Piscopo

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Gender and Political Representation in Times of Crisis (co-edited with Diana Z. O’Brien). 2023. Politics & Gender. 

The Impact of Gender Quotas (co-edited with Susan Franceschet and Mona Lena Krook). 2012. New York: Oxford University Press. 

“Gender and Political Representation in Times of Crisis” (co-authored with Diana Z. O’Brien). 2023. Politics & Gender

“Exclusion by Design: Locating Power in Mansbridge’s Account of Descriptive Representation” (co-authored with Amanda Clayton and Diana Z. O’Brien). 2023. Politics & Gender,

“Electing Women Matters: Mapping Latin American Elites’ Attitudes about Gender Equality” (co-authored with Amy Alexander and Asbel Bohigues). 2022. Political Research Quarterly. 

“Policymaking, Constituency Service, and the Pandemic: How Working Remotely Transformed U.S. State Legislators’ Representative Roles” (co-authored with Susan Franceschet). 2022. Representation 58 (2): 289-300.  

“Group Identity, Ideology, or Recognition? Explaining Latin American Lawmakers’ Support for Gender Quotas” (co-authored with Asbel Bohigues). 2021. Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals 127 (April): 95-120. 

“Women Leaders and Pandemic Performance: A Spurious Correlation.” 2020. Politics & Gender 16 (4): 951-959.  

“Neither Penalized nor Prized: Feminist Legislators, Women’s Representation, and Career Paths in Argentina” (co-authored with Mariana Caminotti). 2019. Journal of Politics in Latin America 11 (2): 181-203

“All Male Panels? Representation and Democratic Legitimacy” (co-authored with Amanda Clayton and Diana Z. O’Brien). 2019. American Journal of Political Science 63 (1): 113-129.

“Corporate Quotas and Symbolic Politics in Advanced Democracies” (co-authored with Susan Clark Muntean). 2018. Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 39 (3): 285-309.

“Supermadres, Maternal Legacies, and Women’s Political Participation in Contemporary Latin America” (co-authored with Susan Franceschet and Gwynn Thomas). 2016. Journal of Latin American Studies 48 (1): 1-32. 

“Beyond Hearth and Home: Female Legislators, Feminist Policy Change and Substantive Representation in Mexico.” 2014. Revista Uruguaya de Ciencia Política [Uruguayan Political Science Review] 23 (2): 87-110.

“Rethinking Descriptive Representation: Rendering Women in Legislative Debates.” 2011. Parliamentary Affairs 64 (3): 448-472. 

“Gender Quotas and Women’s Substantive Representation: Lessons from Argentina” (co-authored with Susan Franceschet). 2008. Politics & Gender 4 (3) 393-425.

“Party Over Gender: Young Adults’ Evaluations of Political Leaders in California and Texas” (co-authored with Konstanca Dhima). 2022. In Are Women Viewed as Leaders? Yes!, Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson and Nehemia Geva, eds. London: Oxford University Press. Under contract. 

“Gender, Race, and Political Representation” (co-authored with Kristin Wylie). 2020. In Encyclopedia of Latin American Politics, Harry Vanden and Gary Prevost, eds. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 

“Parity without Equality in Costa Rica.” 2018. In Gender and Representation in Latin America, Leslie Schwindt-Bayer, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 156-174. 

 “Gender and Political Backgrounds in Argentina” (co-authored with Susan Franceschet). 2012. In The Impact of Gender Quotas, Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Jennifer M. Piscopo, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 43-56.

“The Impact of Women in Parliament” (co-authored with Diana Z. O’Brien). 2019. In The Handbook of Women’s Political Rights, Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Netina Tan, eds. New York: Palgrave, 53-72.

“Primera Dama, Prima Donna? Media Constructions of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Argentina.” 2010. In Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling: A Global Comparison of Women’s Campaigns for Executive Office, Rainbow Murray, ed. New York: Praeger, 197-219.