Public Writing

“Canada’s claims to lead the globe on gender equality in political office ring hollow.” Ottawa Citizen, June 20, 2022. Reposted on Quoi and translated and published in French by Policy Options/Options Politiques.

“Democrats can’t make compromises on abortion and still call themselves champions of women’s rights” (co-authored with Malliga Och), Australian Outlook, May 25, 2022.

“How Chile’s constitutional overhaul emboldened the right” (co-authored with Peter Siavelis), Foreign Policy, May 23, 2022.

“In Colombia, an activist, feminist lawyer is running for VP” (co-authored with Julia Zulver). The Washington Post, April 29, 2022.

“International Women’s Day reminds us that the pandemic hurt gender equality. A lot.” The Washington Post, March 8, 2022.

“Honduras’ Xiomara Castro ends Latin America’s drought of women presidents.” Australian Outlook, January 13, 2022.

“Chile’s presidential runoff pits Pinochet supporter against left-wing reformer” (co-authored with Pamela Figueroa Rubio and Peter Siavelis). The Washington Post, December 1, 2021.

“Chile Tries to Write a New Constitution.” Public Seminar, October 13, 2021.

“To ‘Build Back Better’ from COVID-19, Listen to Women.” World Politics Review, October 13, 2021. [invited in-depth analysis]

“Mexico’s political parties did the minimum to meet gender parity rules” (co-authored with Lorena Vázquez Correa). The Washington Post, June 14, 2021.

“‘Parity in Everything’: What Mexico Can Teach Us About Women’s Representation.” Ms. Magazine, June 8, 2021.

“Chile’s Constitution Writers are Very New to Politics” (co-authored with Peter Siavelis). Americas Quarterly May 20, 2021. [Reprinted in Spanish by La Nación in Argentina.]

“Electing Chile’s Constitutional Convention: Nothing About Us Without Us.” NACLA Report on the Americas, May 12, 2021.

“Women Leaders and Superior Covid-19 Performance.” Revista: Harvard Review of Latin American Studies, February 23, 2021.

“Chile’s Constitutional Moment” (co-authored with Peter Siavelis). Current History, February 1, 2021.

“Gender and White Supremacist Violence” (co-authored with Elin Bjarnegård). Political Violence at a Glance, January 21, 2021.

“To Overcome Women’s Vaccine Skepticism, Take Its Roots Seriously” (co-authored with Susan Franceschet and Shannon Ruzycki). The Gender Policy Report, January 12, 2021.

“Biden Promised the Most Diverse Cabinet in History. So Where are the Latinas?” (co-authored with Anna Sampaio). The Lily (by The Washington Post), December 29, 2020.

“Being a Woman in Politics Shouldn’t Come with Death Threats.” Ms. Magazine, December 2, 2020.

“Latino Voters: Very Present” Agenda Pública, El País (Spain), November 5, 2020. (Spanish)

“Chile Voted to Write a New Constitution” (co-authored with Peter Siavelis). The Washington Post, October 30, 2020.

“When Do Quotas in Politics Work? Latin America Offers Lessons.” Americas Quarterly, October 22, 2020.

“Chile puts its constitution on the ballot after year of civil unrest” (co-authored with Peter Siavelis). The Conversation, October 20, 2020.

“How Women Vote: Separating Myth from Reality,” Smithsonian Magazine, October 6, 2020.

“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.

  • Translated into Italian by Clarice Santucci for Feminism Translated 

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

“Fighting Covid-19: Gender Gap or Science versus Conspiracy Theories?” Agenda Pública, 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.

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