Features and Op-Eds

“Are Women Leaders Better at Fighting the Coronavirus?” (co-authored with Kendall Funk), The Washington Post, August 26, 2020.

“The Right to be Elected.” Cover essay in The Boston Review, Spring 2020.

“Moving History Along,” The Boston Review, August 17, 2020.

“Fighting Covid-19: Gender Gap or Science versus Conspiracy Theories?” El País (Spain), June 2, 2020. {Podcast in Spanish / Print article in Spanish / Print article in English}

“Without Women there is No Democracy” (co-authored with Shauna Shames), The Boston Review, May 20, 2020.

“What the U.S. Can Learn from Mexico on Women’s Issues” (co-authored with Magda Hinojosa), Ms. Magazine, May 19, 2020.

“States of Feminist Resistance: Women Legislators Make a Difference” Ms. Magazine, April 13, 2020.

“More Women in Mexico’s Foreign Policy” (co-authored with Magda Hinojosa), El Milenio (Mexico), March 7, 2020.  [English]

“After Weeks of Latin American Protests, Expect More Women in Elected Office” (co-authored with Kendall Funk and Magda Hinojosa). The Washington Post, November 6, 2019.

“The Growing Leadership of Women in Latin America.” Vanguardia Dossier (Spain), July-September 2019 issue. (English version here on p. 125.)

“Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have a problem: They’re all men” (co-authored with Amanda Clayton and Diana Z. O’Brien). The Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2018.

“Women won big in Mexico’s elections” (co-authored with Magda Hinojosa). The Washington Post, July 12, 2018.

New Mexican President Needs Big Plans to Keep Voters on his Side.” The Globe Post, July 7, 2018.

“Female Presidents don’t always help women while in office.” The Conversation, March 8, 2018.

Latin America’s Female Leadership Void.” The New York Times, February 5, 2018.

Marine Le Pen didn’t win over women. Can anyone on the far right?” (co-authored with Malliga Och). The Conversation, June 21, 2017.

“Americans don’t like it when men (and only men) make decisions about women” (co-authored with Amanda Clayton and Diana Z. O’Brien)The Washington Post, April 4, 2017.

“L.A. Women Lead the Way” (co-authored with Nancy L. Cohen), Ms. Magazine, March 24, 2017.

“What’s Good for Women and Girls is Good for LA County” (op-ed co-authored with Nancy L. Cohen), The Los Angeles Times, Dec 12, 2016.

In the Press 

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

“Is America Full?” My appearance on Minnesota Public Radio with Kerri Miller, June 10, 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.

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

“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. (Spanish)

“Four Years Ago, Latin America Had Four Female Presidents. What Happened?”  My interview with Emilie Sweigart, Americas Quarterly, 12 (2): 2018.

Africa gives Brazil lessons in gender equality in politics,” by Julia Braum, Veja, March 8, 2018. (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’s alternative alumnae magazine), Wellesley Underground, March 23, 2017.

“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.

“Post Trump’s Election, Richmond Organizations Plan March for Justice” by Catherine 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.

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

“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.

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

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.

Guest Blog Posts

“Bringing Women to the Table in California’s Corporations.” The Gender Policy Report, University of Minnesota, August 21, 2018.

“All Male Panels Erode Citizens’ Perceptions of Democratic Legitimacy.” Midwest Political Science Association, June 19,2018.

“From the Stoves to the Frontlines: Gender and Populism in Latin America and Western Europe.” Duck of Minerva [political science blog], January 17, 2017.

“Gender Quotas: A Net Positive for Latin America.” Panoramas, University of Pittsburgh. August 29, 2016.

“Women Leaders Face Glass Cliff.” University World News, July 8, 2016.

“Deepening Democracy? Electoral Reforms and Gender Quotas in Chile” (with Susan Franceschet). Panoramas, University of Pittsburgh. February 15, 2015. [PDF]

“Women, Representation, and Policy Change in Argentina.” Panoramas, University of Pittsburgh, December 17, 2014.

“The case for quotas for women in politics” (co-authored with Magda Hinojosa), Huffington Post UK, November 25, 2013.

“Ending Unwanted Pregnancies in Latin America,” Huffington Post UK, October 12, 2012.