Jennifer M. Piscopo


Jennifer regularly speaks with journalists about gender and politics. Her expertise is especially sought for Latin America and the United States. She speaks Spanish and English, and has appeared in radio, television, and in print in outlets across the globe. 

“What is Feminist Foreign Policy?” by Andrew Mueller, The Foreign Desk, Monocle Radio, October 31, 2023. 

“Indigenous women elected to Sao Paulo are hoping to improve representation.” by Carrie Kahn, NPR, October 28, 2022.

“What does a proposed constitution promise for Chile?” AJ+, Al Jazeera, August 31, 2022.

“The forgotten and the powerful: a look at first ladies and their influence.” Disrupted on Connecticut Public Radio / WNPR, July 27, 2022.

“How is a ‘state of exception’ changing El Salvador?” AJ+, Al-Jazeera, June 7, 2022. (video)

“On Dobbs v. Jackson CNN Chile, May 25, 2022. (video in Spanish)

“Why is femicide in Mexico on the rise?” AJ+, Al-Jazeera, May 3, 2022. (video)

“Mexico has become a world leader of gender equality policies” by Carrie Kahn, NPR, All Things Considered, January 25, 2022.

“Who are the women who will deliver victory to Biden?” Video analysis for Agenda Pública (Spain), October 9, 2020. (In Spanish)

“GOP women’s ‘record’ gains” on “Let’s Go There” on ChannelQ (radio), November 16, 2020.

“Would Democrats fix immigration if they take control of Congress?” On Minnesota Public Radio with Kerri Miller, October 1, 2020.

“Is America full?” On Minnesota Public Radio with Kerri Miller, June 10, 2019.

“The left and gender inequality in Latin America” Video interview with Ana Laura Rodríguez Gustá, Latin American Congress for the Social Sciences (Argentina), November 23, 2018. (In Spanish)

“How should liberal wing of Democratic Party feel about its new party chair?” on All Things Political with Kathleen Dunn, Wisconsin Public Radio, February 27, 2017.

“Is Gender Playing a Role in Clinton’s Health?” on All Things Political with Kathleen Dunn, Wisconsin Public Radio, September 12, 2016. Listen or read the summary.

Diversity in the electorate” on the Kathleen Dunn Show at Wisconsin Public Radio, March 10, 2016.

“Chile considers gender quotas for political slates,” by Eilis O’Neill, Free Speech Radio Network, 4 June 2014.

“Crowdsourcing new constitutions: How 2 Latin American countries increased participation and empowered groups excluded from politics.” Podcast from The Conversation, June 15, 2023. 

“Constitutional chaos in Chile.” Podcast from Democracy Paradox. February 21, 2023.

“Chile votes to rewrite its constitution” Podcast from Democracy Nerd, December 11, 2020.

“Are women leaders doing better in their Covid-19 response?” Podcast from The Big Question (New Zealand), November 30, 2020.

“Vice-President Kamala Harris,” Podcast with Juan Carlos Iragorri, El Post/The Washington Post in November 10, 2020. (In Spanish)

“Female leaders vs. Covid-19” on Arirang Global Insights, Korea International Broadcasting, Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2020.

“Women and representation” with Gregory Weeks, podcast on Contemporary Latin America, October 12, 2016.

“Why Chileans rejected conservative constitution, and what’s next?” by Maziar Motamedi, Al Jazeera, December 18, 2023. 

“Mexico: female led presidential race cements decades of action.” by Christine Murray, The Financial Times, October 17, 2023. 

“Mexico Set To Elect First Female President After Years Of Gender Equality Legislation.” by Kim Elesser, Forbes, October 2, 2023.

“Women win Mexican primaries; one is likely to be first female president.” by Mary Beth Sheridan and David Agren, The Washington Post, September 6, 2023. 

“Women’s interest in entering politics surged after Dobbs. So why aren’t they running?” by Jim Saksa, Roll Call, June 20, 2023. 

“Do gender quotas in elections work? Sierra Leone is about to become the latest country to find out.” by Umaru Fofana and Maher Satter, Foreign Policy, June 23, 2023.

“AMLO tests the bounds of his popularity.” by Matthew Kendrick, Morning Consult, December 12, 2022.

“With the U.S. academic Jennifer Piscopo: after the repeal of Roe v. Wade, ‘the message for Latin America is that legal abortion is not the end of the road’.” by Stephanie Demirdjian, El Diario (Uruguay), December 7, 2022.

“GOP exuberance crashed into Democratic resistance to defy midterm expectations.” by Dan Balz, The Washington Post, November 9, 2022.

“Women powered Democrats in the 2008 midterms. Will they again in 2022?” by Dan Balz, The Washington Post, October 8, 2022.

“Chile’s proposed constitution: 7 key points.” by Nick Burns, Americas Quarterly, July 7, 2022.

“What more should Mexico do to deter violence?” by the Inter-American Dialogue, featured Q&A in The Dialogue, March 23, 2022.

“What did we learn from the assault on the Capitol?” by Adolfo Cuicas, La República (Peru), January 6, 2022.

“Gender quotas fail to boost women in Latin American politics” by Maria Eloisa Campo, Bloomberg, September 10, 2021.

“Mexico’s bold break with machsimo” by Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post, September 7, 2021.

“APEC countries try to address gap in vaccine access” by Adolfo Cuicas, La República (Peru), July 17, 2021. (In Spanish)

“Analysis: Bumpy first weeks of Harris’ immigration role show challenges of the job” by Nandita Bose, Reuters, April 20, 2021.

“Donald Trump confronts a possible impeachment,” by Adolfo Cuicas, La República (Peru), January 11, 2021. (In Spanish)

“Feminist Wishes for 2021: Continuing the Fight,” by Oliver Huang, Ms. Magazine, December 31, 2020.

“Biden is on track to have a record number of women in his cabinet,” by Barbara Rodriguez, 19th News, December 23, 2020

“Joe Biden, a president with limits,” by Moisés Pérez, El Temps, December 16, 2020. (In Catalan)

“Spanish-speaking Latino voters are being bombarded with disinformation ahead of the election,” by Jazmine Ulloa, The Boston Globe, October 20, 2020.

“Kamala Harris ‘nude’ Google searches after debate speak volumes about women in politics,” by Kashmira Gander, Newsweek, October 8, 2020.

“Toxic masculinity takes center stage at first presidential debate” by Errin Haines, 19th News, September 30, 2020.

“Are women leaders better at handling coronavirus?” by Kashmira Gander, Newsweek, September 21, 2020.

“On the rights of women 25 years after the Beijing Declaration on Women” by M.J. Anderson, The Boston Globe, September 17, 2020.

“Why representation in politics actually matters” by Sophie Vaughan, Teen Vogue, March 17, 2020.

“Who won the Democratic debate? Experts weigh in” by Maggie Astor, The New York Times, February 20, 2020.

“Katie Hill is not accused of committing a crime. But she might be a victim of one” by Melissa Jeltsen, The Huffington Post, October 25, 2019.

“With women in a supermajority, L.A. County supervisors are no longer the ‘little kings’” by Matt Stiles, Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2019.

“López Obrador has few checks on his power.” My interview with Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg, November 30, 2018.

“Why adding a female prosecutor to the Kavanaugh hearing still may not shift the GOP’s optics” by Jena McGregor, The Washington Post, September 27, 2018.

“Women in Mexico face increasing violence” by Oscar Lopez, Newsweek, September 18, 2018.

“Latin America has embraced quotas for female political candidates” by Richard Ensor, The Economist, July 26, 2018.

“Who’s afraid of Mexican populism?” by Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic, July 2, 2018.

“Mexico’s likely president won’t govern as a populist.” My interview with Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg, June 29, 2018.

“Eleven women have become vice-president in the region with the most violence against women” by Alicia Tagle, El Mercurio (Chile), June 23, 2018. (In Spanish)

“Four years ago, Latin America had four female presidents. What happened?”  Interview with Emilie Sweigart, Americas Quarterly, May 2, 2018.

Africa gives Brazil lessons in gender equality in politics,” by Julia Braum, Veja (Brazil),March 8, 2018. (In Portuguese)

“Women’s access to sexual and reproductive health: U.S. vs Latin America” by Kari Lindberg, Women’s E-News, September 27, 2017.

“Wellesley in Politics” My interview with Wellesley Underground, March 23, 2017.

Schuknecht, Richmond Confidential, November 29, 2016.

“Will Hillary Clinton’s defeat set back women in politics?” by Clare Foran, The Atlantic, November 27, 2016.

“In 2016 city council election female candidates are missing from ballot” by Catherine Schuknecht, Richmond Confidential, November 4, 2016.

“A cabinet full of women? A look at Clinton’s potential inner circle” by Sean Braswell,, November 4, 2016.

“What’s behind the ‘Drunk Hillary’ meme that’s taking over the Trump internet” by Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post, November 3, 2016.

“Post Trump’s election, Richmond organizations plan march for justice” by Catherine

“Gender quotas: if we discussed them with evidence?” by Lorena Moscovich, La Nación (Argentina), September 4, 2016. (In Spanish)

“Will 2016 be a ‘Watershed’ for LGBTQ women in politics?” by Julie Moreau, NBC News, August 17, 2016.

‘An enormous deal'”: A look at Hillary Clinton’s promise of a cabinet full of women,” by Perry Bacon, Jr. NBC News, May 1, 2016.

Why women should vote for women,” by Nancy L. Cohen, LA Times, April 6, 2016.