Merike Blofield

See here for updated CV (Sept 2022)  

HIGHER EDUCATION 

Ph.D
UNC-Chapel Hill, Political Science, August 2003

Master of Arts
York University, Political Science, January 1996

Honors Bachelor of Arts
York University,Political Science, June 1994 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Director, the Institute for Latin American Studies, the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), January 2020- 

Professor of Political Science, Universität Hamburg, January 2020- 

Full Professor with tenure, Department of Political Science 
University of Miami, 2019-2020 

Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Political Science
University of Miami, 2010-2019 

Visiting Research Professor, INSPER, São Paulo, 2011-2012 

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Miami, 2006-2010 

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Grand Valley State University, 2003-2006 

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS 

Director, the Institute for Latin American Studies, the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), January 2020- 

Director of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
University of Miami, 2015-2019 

Faculty Lead, Gender and Social Development
University of Miami Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas, 2017 

PUBLICATIONS 

Single-authored Books

2012

  • Blofield, Merike. Care Work and Class: Domestic Workers’ Struggle for Equal Rights in Latin America. Pennsylvania State University Press. 185 pages. 

*Winner of National Women’s Studies Association Sara A. Whaley Book Award for 2013 

*Reviewed in Foreign Affairs (Nov-Dec 2012), Perspectives on Politics (March 2013), Journal of Latin American Studies (Aug 2013), New Political Science (Aug 2013), Journal of International Affairs (Spring-Summer 2013), Global Social Policy (Aug 2013), Signs (Summer 2014), Latin American Politics and Society (Spring 2015), Bulletin of Latin American Research (June 2016)

2006

  • Blofield, Merike. The Politics of Moral Sin: Abortion and Divorce in Spain, Chile and Argentina. New York: Routledge. 

*Reviewed in Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of Latin American Studies, Southern European Politics and Society, and International Feminist Journal of Politics

Edited Volumes 

Forthcoming 

  • Arza, Camila, Merike Blofield and Fernando Filgueira. Co-editors of the Latin America section. Oxford International Handbook on Public Administration of Social Policy. Co-author of an overview introductory chapter and historical chapter 

2011

  • Blofield, Merike. Editor. The Great Gap: Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution in Latin America. Author of Introduction, Conclusion, and co-author of two chapters (listed under book chapters below). Pennsylvania State University Press. 407 pages. 

*Reviewed in Americas Quarterly Review (July 2012), Journal of Latin American Studies (February 2013), Sociologia & Antropologia (June 2014), Perspectives on Politics (June 2014), Bulletin of Latin American Research (July 2015)

Monograph in progress (under contract) 

  • Blofield, Merike, Jennifer Pribble, and Cecilia Giambruno. The Politics of Social Protections during Times of Crisis: COVID-19 and Latin America. 

Refereed articles 

2020

  • Galindo L., F. Filgueira, M. Blofield and C. Francisco. The fiscal cost of the provision of basic public services, subsidies for expenditure on food and basic citizen income per household in Costa Rica, Guatemala and El Salvador during the COVID-19 pandemic: An expenditure analysis. Latin American Economic Review 29:7s. Dec.

2020

  • Blofield, Merike, and Michael Touchton. Moving Away From Maternalism: Parental Leave Policies in Latin America. Comparative Politics (53) 1. 

2018

  • Blofield, Merike, and Merita Jokela. Care Work and the Struggles of Care Workers in Latin America. Current Sociology 66(4): 531-546. 

2017

  • Blofield, Merike, Christina Ewig, and Jennifer M. Piscopo. The Reactive Left: Gender Equality and the Pink Tide in Latin America. Social Politics 24 (4): 345–369. 

2017

  • Blofield, Merike and Christina Ewig. “The Left Turn and Abortion Politics in Latin America”. Social Politics 24 (4): 481-510. 

2017

  • Blofield, Merike, and Regina Madalozzo. Conciliando trabalho e família: Uma pesquisa para mensurar o hiato de gênero nas famílias de baixa renda em São Paulo.” Estudos Feministas 25(1): 215-239. 

2015

  • Blofield, Merike and Juliana Martínez Franzoni. “Maternalism, Co-responsibility and Social Equity: A Typology of Work-Family Policies.” Social Politics, 22 (1): 38-59. 

2014

  • Blofield, Merike and Juliana Martínez Franzoni. Work, family and public policy changes in Latin America: Equity, maternalism and co-responsibility. CEPAL Review 114 (December): 101-117.
    Published also in Spanish as: ”Una década de cambios en las relaciones entre vida familiar y laboral en América Latina: Mayor corresponsabilidad estatal; incipiente corresponsabilidad paterna.” Revista CEPAL 114 (Diciembre):107-125. 

2009

  • Blofield, Merike. “Feudal Enclaves and Political Reforms: Domestic Workers in Latin America”, Latin American Research Review, 44 (1): 158-190. 

2008

  • Blofield, Merike. “Women’s Choices in Comparative Perspective: Abortion Policies in Late-developing Catholic Countries”, Comparative Politics, 41 (4): 399-419. 

2008

  • Blofield, Merike, and Priscilla Lambert. “Parental Leave and Childcare Policy and the Fertility Crisis in Familial Welfare States: A Comparison of Italy, Spain, and Japan”. US-Japan Women’s Journal, 34: 43-67. 

2005

  • Blofield, Merike, and Liesl Haas. “Defining a Democracy: Reforming the Laws on Women's Rights in Chile, 1990-2002”. Latin American Politics and Society, 47 (3): 35-68. 

Invited submissions to academic journals

2021

  • Merike Blofield, Nora Lustig and Mart Trasberg. Protección social durante la pandemia en Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, and Mexico. Pensamiento Iberoamericano 10: 108-122. 

2019

  • Blofield, Merike. The Politics of Social Policies in Latin America. Latin American Research Review 54(4), pp. 1056–1064. 4 

2011

  • Blofield, Merike. “La desigualdad y la política.” [Inequality and Politics.] Journal of Democracy en español. July, 58-74. 

Refereed book chapters 

2021

  • Blofield, Merike, Fernando Filgueira, Cecilia Giambruno and Juliana Martinez. Beyond States and Markets: Families and Family Regimes in Latin America. In Latin American Social Policy Developments in the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Natália Sátyro, Eloisa del Pino, and Carmen Midaglia. Palgrave Macmillan. 

2020

  • Blofield, Merike. “The Left Shift and Labor Rights for Marginalized Groups in Latin America: The Case of Paid Domestic Workers.” In What’s Left? The Promise and Reality of Inclusive Citizenship in Latin America. Manuel Balán & Françoise Montambeault (eds), Notre Dame University Press. 

2018

  • Blofield, Merike et.al. “Pluralization of Families” (ch. 17), in the International Panel on Social Progress: Rethinking Society for the 21st Century. Cambridge University Press, 677-712 (33,000 words.) 

2018

  • Blofield, Merike, and Juliana Martínez Franzoni. “Work-family policies: Is Latin America moving towards more gender and social equity?”, Handbook on Child and Family Policy. Edited by Gudny Eydal and Tine Rostgaard. Edward Elgar Publishing. In press. (6,200 words.) 

2013

  • Blofield, Merike, and Liesl Haas. “Policy Outputs”. Oxford Handbook on Gender and Politics. Oxford University Press, 703-726. 

2013

  • Haas, Liesl, and Merike Blofield. “Political Reform and Gender Equality” In Democratic Chile: The Politics and Policies of a Historic Coalition, 1990-2010. Edited by Kirsten Sehnbruch and Peter Siavelis. Lynne Rienner. 

2011

  • Blofield, Merike. “Introduction: Inequality and Politics in Latin America”, in Blofield, Editor, The Great Gap, 1-18. 

2011

  • Blofield, Merike. “Conclusion: Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution”, in Blofield, Editor, The Great Gap, 377-390. 

2011

  • Blofield, Merike, and Juan Pablo Luna. “Public Opinion on Redistribution in Latin America”, in Blofield, Editor, The Great Gap, 147-181. 

2011

  • Blofield, Merike, and Liesl Haas, “Gender Equality Policies in Latin America”, in Blofield, Editor, The Great Gap, 278-309. 

2003

  • Blofield, Merike. “Guerra Santa. La izquierda y la derecha frente a los temas valóricos en Chile democrático”. In Mireya Dávila and Claudio A. Fuentes, Promesas de cambio: La izquierda y la derecha en el Chile contemporáneo. Santiago: Editorial Universitaria. 5 

Refereed discussion paper 

2015

  • Blofield, Merike, and Juliana Martínez Franzoni, “Are Governments Catching Up? Work-family Policies and Inequality in Latin America”, UN Women Discussion Paper no.7, September. 36 pages. 

Other publications 

2021

  • Blofield, Merike, Nora Lustig and Mart Trasberg. Social Protection During the Pandemic: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. Research Note. Center for Global Development. February 4: 1-11. 

2020

  • Filgueira, Fernando, Luis Miguel Galindo, Cecilia Giambruno, and Merike Blofield. 2020. América Latina ante la crisis del COVID-19: vulnerabilidad socioeconómica y respuesta social. Social Policy Series #238. Santiago: CEPAL/ECLAC. 94 pages. December. At https://www.cepal.org/es/publicaciones/46484-america-latina-la-crisis-covid-19-vulnerabilidad-socioeconomica-respuesta-social 

2020

  • Merike Blofield and Bert Hoffmann. 2020. Social Policy Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis and the Road Ahead. GIGA Focus Policy Brief. GIGA: Hamburg October 13. see https://proxy.giga-hamburg.de/mailing/mail.php?reset=1&id=1587 

2020

  • Merike Blofield, Cecilia Giambruno, and Fernando Filgueira. 2020. Policy expansion in compressed time: Assessing the speed, breadth and sufficiency of post-COVID social protection measures in ten Latin American countries. Social Policy Series #235. Santiago: ECLAC/CEPAL. September. 104 pages. 

2020

  • Merike Blofield and Fernando Filgueira. COVID-19 and Latin America: Social Impact, Policies and a Fiscal Case for an Emergency Social Protection Floor. Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC). Buenos Aires. April 6. 26 pages. https://www.cippec.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Blofield-Filgueira-2020-1.pdf 

2020

  • Merike Blofield, Bert Hoffmann and Mariana Llanos. 2020. Assessing the Political and Social Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis in Latin America. GIGA Focus Policy Brief. GIGA: Hamburg. April 210 pages. https://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/publication/assessing-the-political-and-social-impact-of-the-covid-19-crisis-in-latin-america 

2018

  • Blofield, Merike, and Christina Ewig, “Populism’s Threat to Reproductive Rights: Lessons from Latin America”, Scholars Strategy Network, April 27, https://scholars.org/brief/populisms-threat-reproductive-rights-lessons-latin-america 

2018

  • Blofield, Merike, and Carmen Diana Deere. “#You Too? When the predator is your partner”, The Conversation, March 8, http://theconversation.com/youtoo-when-the-predator-is-your-partner-92098 6 

2018

  • Blofield, Merike, Christina Ewig, and Jennifer Piscopo. “Female presidents don’t always help women while in office, study in Latin America finds”, The Conversation, March 8, https://theconversation.com/female-presidents-dont-always-help-women-while-in-office-study-in-latin-america-finds-91707 

2018

  • Blofield, Merike, and Christina Ewig, “Prospects for Reproductive Rights Dim with End of “Left-Turn” “, AULA Blog, January 18, https://aulablog.net/2018/01/18/prospects-for-reproductive-rights-dim-with-end-of-left-turn/ 

2014

  • Blofield, Merike, and Regina Madalozzo, “Conciliar trabalho e família é mais tranquilo para os pais do que para as mães”, UOL Notícias, November 1, https://noticias.uol.com.br/opiniao/coluna/2014/11/01/conciliar-trabalho-e-familia-e-mais-tranquilo-para-os-pais-do-que-para-as-maes.htm?cmpid=copiaecola 

2012

  • Blofield, Merike, and Jennifer Pribble, “Debates: Declining Economic Inequalities and Political Challenges”, LASA Forum, 43:3, Summer. 

2010

  • Blofield, Merike. “Gender Equality in Latin America”, Social Development Task Force Policy Paper, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami. March. 

2001

  • Blofield, Merike. The Politics of ‘Moral Sin’: A Study of Abortion and Divorce in Catholic Chile since 1990. Nueva Serie. Santiago: Flacso-Chile. 

Book reviews 

2018

  • Blofield, Merike. Review of A History of Family Planning in Twentieth Century Peru, by Raúl Necochea López. Hispanic American Historical Review 98 (1):172-173. 

2015

  • Blofield, Merike. Review of Traumatic States: Gendered Violence, Suffering and Care in Chile, by Nia Parson. The Americas 72 (4): 678-680. 

2012

  • Blofield, Merike. Review of Contesting Legitimacy in Chile (by Gwynn Thomas) and Gender and Populism in Latin America (edited by Karen Kampwirth), Perspectives on Politics 10 (4): 1024-1026. 

Commissioned work 

2014

  • Blofield, Merike, and Juliana Martínez Franzoni. “Work-Family Relations and Inequality in Latin America.” Background Paper for Progress of the World’s Women 2014. Commissioned by United Nations Women. 

PROFESSIONAL 

Awards 

2021

  • Best Article Award, for Blofield and Touchton, 2020, "Moving Away from Maternalism?”, Comparative Politics 53(1), from the Latin American Studies Association Labor Studies Section. 

2019

  • May Brunson Award for doing the most to improve the status of women at the University of Miami. 

2013

  • National Women’s Studies Association Sara A. Whaley Book Award on best book on women and labor for Care Work and Class. 

2007

  • Best Conference Paper (2nd prize). Feudal Enclaves and Political Reforms: Domestic Workers in Latin America. Latin American Studies Association Gender Section. 

Fellowships/grants

2021

  • German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Trend analyzen funding, for social protection policies, EUR 40,000 

2020-2021

  • German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Trend analyzen funding, for policies on domestic violence, EUR 40,000 

2013

  • Provost Research Award, University of Miami, $17,000 

2012

  • Visiting Research Fellowship, “The Incomplete Revolution” in Brazil: Understanding the Changing Role of Women and Government Policy Responses.” Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do São Paulo (FAPESP), $ Reais 83,752/$US 41,876 

2012

  • Associated Researcher. Survey Research Project Grant on “Gender Relations, Family
    Dynamics and Labor Force Participation Among Low-Income Families in São Paulo”.
    Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do São Paulo (FAPESP), $ Reais 73,665/ $US 36,832 

2007-9

  • Project Director, Observatory on Inequality in Latin America, at the University of Miami, funded by the Ford Foundation, $300,000 

2007

  • General Research Support Award, University of Miami, $4,720 

2005

  • Summer Research Grant, (Italy and Spain), Grand Valley State University, $5,000 

2001

  • Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (Argentina), The Graduate School, UNC-Chapel Hill, $7000 

2000

  • Doctoral Field Research Grant (Spain, Chile and Argentina), Institute for the Study of World Politics, $10,000 

2000

  • Doctoral Field Research Grant (Chile), UNC-Duke Flacso-Chile Exchange Program Ford Foundation, $7,000 

1997-

  • Doctoral fellowship, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2000 $ 36,000 Cdn 

Invited speaker at selected events (2015-2020)

2021

  • Presenter, Social Welfare Effects of COVID-19 in Latin America, David Rockefeller Center on Latin American Studies, Harvard University, March 9. 

2021

  • Presenter, Key trends in Latin America, German Federal Foreign Office Gesprächskreis, February 25. 

2021

  • Presenter, Family changes and incipient political responses in a context of high inequalities: Latin America before and since COVID , Oxford Institute of Social Policy, Oxford University, February 11. 

2020

  • Keynote speaker, COVID-19 and Social Protection Responses in Latin America, GIZ Conference on Finance and Development, Dec. 8. 

2020

  • Presenter, COVID-19 and Social Protection Responses in Latin America, Latin America Centre, Oxford University, Nov.17. 

2020

  • Presenter, Policy expansion in compressed time: Social protection responses in Latin America in the wake of COVID-19, on The Perils of Policymaking in Latin America panel, the Hertie School, November 13. 

2020

  • Discussant, Latin American politics and policy, Leibniz ‘Meet a Scientist’ meetings, Nov. 10. 

2020

  • Panelist, Early Childhood And Sustainability: Building Resilient Systems In Times Of Disruption’, T20 Side event (Riyadh-G20), Nov. 4. 

2020

  • Presenter, COVID-19 and Social Protection Responses in Latin America, Corona and the crisis of Latin America panel, The Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies, presenter, October 30. 

2020

  • Guest lecturer, The Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America, Club of International Politics, Zeppelin University, October 27. 

2020

  • Presenter, Social protection responses in Latin America, the International Labor Organization Social Protection Unit, Geneva, September 2. 

2020

  • Panelist, Políticas sociales y COVID-19: respuestas a la pobreza y vulnerabilidad en América Latina, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, August 27. 

2020

  • Presenter, Respuestas de políticas de protección social, CEPAL, August 6. 

2020

  • Panelist, Social rights during the pandemic, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Webinar -Chile July 22. 

2020

  • Commentator, Covid-19 and the Impact on Women and Women’s Rights in Latin America, with Michelle Bachelet, Margot Wallström and Nadine Gasman, Stockholm University, June 13. 9 

2020

  • Panelist, Gender Economic Equity and the SDG 2030 Agenda: Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond, Global Solutions Summit Global Table on Women’s Economic Empowerment, G-20/T-20, May 7th. 

2020

  • Guest Speaker, The Impact of COVID on Latin America, Oxford University, May 1st. 

2020

  • Guest Speaker, Los cambios sociales y la agenda feminista, together with Chilean collective Lastesis, Stockholm University Aula Magna, March 5 

2020

  • Presenter, Changing families and State Responses in the Context of Enduring Social Inequalities in Latin America, at the Symposium on Work, Welfare State and Social Inequality, Universität Hamburg, February 20, 2020. 

2019

  • Speaker, “Los cambios socio-económicos y familiaries y polarización política” at “Los retos y dilemas de la democrácia en América Latina”, Nueva Sociedad, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Nov. 29, Buenos Aires. 

2019

  • Keynote Speaker, “The Pluralization of families and sustainable development”, Conferencia Magna, Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, May 15, Rio de Janeiro. 

2018

  • Guest Speaker, “Pluralization of Families”, Princeton University, March 27th. 

2017

  • Presenter, UNICEF Conference on early childhood policies, “Primera Infancia: Una oportunidad clave para desarrollo”, Montevideo, Uruguay, November 8. 

2016

  • Presenter, “Human Rights and Families”, United Nations Friendship Retreat for UN Diplomats, Hamilton, Bermuda, December 10. 

2016

  • Guest Speaker, “Moving away from maternalism? The politics of work and family in Latin America”, December 1st, Department of Political Science, Florida International University. 

2016

  • Panelist, The Latin American Studies Network of Montreal (RÉLAM) Conference on “What’s Left of the Left”, on gender, work and family, Montreal, March 24th. 

2015

  • Commentator, Lancet Commission Report on Women and Sustainable Development, University of Miami, October 2. 

2015

  • International Panel on Social Progress, Co-ordinating Lead Author, Istanbul, Turkey, August 26-28. 

2015

  • Guest speaker, “Work and Family in Latin America”, Rollins College, April 4. 

2015

  • Panelist, “Gender equality between law and implementation: The case of work-family policies in Latin America”, at the “Approaching final destination: Envisioning gender equality as outcome International Workshop”, Florida International University, March 20. 

Conference presentations (2015-2020) 

2020

  • Panelist, Roundtable on COVID-19 and social and political effects, GIGA/ILAS, Oct.15. 

2020

  • Presenter, COVID-19 and social responses in Latin America, European Consortium for Political research, August 27. 

2020

  • Discussant, Who Speaks for Whom? Gender, Ethnicity, Partisanship & Legislative Discourse, American Political Science Association, Sept. 9. 

2020

  • Presenter, Changing families, fathers and state responses in Latin America, Latin American Studies Association, May 13. 

2019

  • Roundtable participant, “Gender, Institutions, and Intersections and Beyond”, American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 29. 

2019

  • Roundtable organizer and participant, “Gender, Families, and the Rise of Populism”, American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 1. 

2019

  • Presenter, "The state, families, and paternity in Latin America: sticks, carrots and absence", Latin American Studies Association, May 24, Boston. 

2019

  • Presenter, "Rethinking Society for the 21st Century from Latin America", Latin American Studies Association, May 27, Boston. 

2018

  • Presenter, “The Left Shift and Labor Rights of Marginalized Groups in Latin America”, Barcelona, May 22. 

2018

  • Co-organizer and Chair, Roundtable on “Social Policy and the State Machinery: Trends and Challenges”, Barcelona, May 22. 

2017

  • Organizer and Chair, roundtable on “Gender Equality Post-Millennium: Achievements and Setbacks around the World”, American Political Science Association in San Francisco, Sept.2. 

2017

  • Presenter, “The left and abortion politics in Latin America”, (with Christina Ewig), paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association conference in Lima, Peru, April 30. 

2017

  • Discussant, “UN Women Latin America Progress Report”, roundtable, May 1. 

2016

  • Presenter, The Left Shift and Labor Rights for Marginalized Groups in Latin America: The Case of Paid Domestic Workers, American Political Science Association conference, Philadelphia, Sept. 1. 11 

2016

  • Presenter, Parental leaves in Latin America, RC 19, Social Policy and welfare, International Sociological Association conference, San Juan, Costa Rica, August 25. 

2016

  • Presenter, Work-family policies in Latin America, Red de Política Económica de America Latina, MIT, Boston, June 10. 

2016

  • Presenter, Work-family policies in Latin America, Discussant on two panels, Latin American Studies Association conference, New York, May 28-30. 

2015

  • Presenter, “Moving Away from Maternalism? An Analysis of Parental Leave Reform in Chile and Uruguay”, paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 28th. 

2015

  • Presenter, “Moving Away from Maternalism? An Analysis of Parental Leave Reform in Chile and Uruguay”, Uppsala, Sweden, June 10th. 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Graduate level:

  • Latin American Politics and Society
    Philosophy of Science and Causation (short course) 

Combined undergraduate/graduate level:

  • Comparative Family Policies/Sex, Babies and the State 
    Gender and Politics in Comparative Perspective senior seminar 

Undergraduate level:

  • Latin American Politics and Society 
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics 
  • Contemporary Latin American Politics senior seminar 
  • Introduction to Gender and Politics 
  • Political Development and Modernization 
  • Issues in World Politics 

PROFESSIONAL 

Professional positions 

2020- 

  • Member, Secretariat of the Lancet Commission on Gender-based Violence and Maltreatment of Young People 

2018-2020 

  • Co-President, “Women and Politics” section of the American Political Science Association 12 

2019-2020 

  • Co-Program Chair of the 2020 annual conference “Comparative Politics” section of the American Political Science Association 

2019-2020 

  • Co-Program Chair of the 2020 annual conference “Inequality and Politics” track of the Latin American Studies Association 

2018- 2019 

  • Chair, Search Committee for the new editorial team of Politics & Gender 

2015-2018 

  • Coordinating Lead Author of the chapter on families for the International Panel on Social Progress, modeled after the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, to address social challenges of the 21st century (http://www.ipsp.org/). This is a global project, with the participation of about 200 academics from around the world. 

2014

  • Member of nominations committee for the Executive Council of LASA (Latin American Studies Association) 

2012

  • Co-associate editor, LASA Forum, trimestral publication of the Latin American Studies Association 

2012

  • Co-chair of the conference track on “Citizenship, Rights, and Justice” for the Latin American Studies Association 2013 LASA Congress 

2010

  • Co-organizer of the Women and Politics section pre-conference at the American Political Science Association Conference, Washington D.C., Sept. 1. 

Advisory Boards and Award Committees 

2020-

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board for the Lancet Commission on Gender-based Violence and Maltreatment of Young People 

2020-2021 

  • Member, Advisory Board on Social Security Reform in Argentina, CIPPEC 

2020

  • Member, award committee for the Concurso EU-LAC de Ensayos sobre la Asociación Birregional (EU-LAC essay competition for best essay(s) on the bi-regional relationship), EU-LAC Foundation 

2020

  • Member, award committee for the Bryce Wood Book Award, Latin American Studies Association 13 

2020

  • Member, award committee for the best paper presented by a junior scholar on Latin America at the European Consortium for Political Research 

Journal editorial board memberships 

2018-present

  • Gender & Politics 

2007-present 

  1. Latin American Politics and Society 
  • Reviewer for American Political Science Review, Comparative Politics, Politics and Gender, Social Politics, American Sociological Review, Latin American Politics and Society, Polity, Public Integrity, Comparative Political Studies, Revista de Ciencias Sociales, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Policy Studies Journal, International Political Science Review, Revista de Ciencia Política, Sociological Inquiry, Women’s Studies International Forum, Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, Politics, Groups and Identities, Journal of Politics in Latin America, International and Comparative Social Policy, Journal of Development Studies, Latin American Research Review, Development and Change, Mass Communication and Society, Socio-Economic Review, Revista de ALACIP, Brazilian Political Science Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, Work and Occupations, Contexto Internacional, Community, Work and Family, Public Administration and Social Policy, World Development, International Labour Review. 

  • Reviewer of grant applications for the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Fulbright, the Norwegian Research Council, German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and the Humboldt Foundation. 

SERVICE at the University of Miami (2015-2019) 

2019

  • Faculty Senate Committee on Rank, Salary, and Conditions of Employment, Fall 

2015-2019 

  • Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program 

2018

  • Masters in Public Policy and Public Policy Search Committee, Department of Political Science, member 

2017-2019 

  • Faculty Senate, member 

2017-2019 

  • President's Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, member 

2015-2019 

  • Faculty Senate Equity and Inclusion Committee, member

2017-2018 

  • University of Miami Task Force on Women and Gender Resources, member 

2017

  • Faculty Lead, Gender and Social Development, University of Miami Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas 

2015-2017 

  • Dean’s Committee on the Status of Female Faculty, CAS, member 

2016

  • Chair, Comparative Politics Search Committee, Political Science 

2015

  • Chair, Comparative Politics Search Committee, Political Science 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

English, Spanish, Finnish, Portuguese, German (A2) 

MEDIA 

I have been interviewed or quoted by the following media or press on Latin America: 

The Atlantic (USA), Deutsche Welle (Germany), Reuters, El Nuevo Herald (the Spanish version of the Miami Herald), The Sun-Sentinel (Florida), El País (Spain), Der Spiegel (Germany), Oppenheimer presenta (United States, Latin America, Europe), El Panamá América (Panama), La Tercera (Chile), El Mercurio (Chile), El Mostrador (Chile), Ms Magazine (USA), LA Times (USA), Politifact (USA), Deutsche Welle.