Biography

Jennifer M. Piscopo is Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental College.  Her research on representation, gender quotas, and legislative institutions in Latin America has appeared in eleven peer-reviewed journals, including Comparative Political Studies, The Latin American Research Review, Latin American Politics and Society, and Politics, Groups, and Identities.  With Susan Franceschet and Mona Lena Krook, she is editor of The Impact of Gender Quotas (Oxford University Press, 2012). She has also contributed to several edited volumes and won research awards from the American Political Science Association, the International Political Science Association, and the Latin American Studies Association.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, she will be the Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center of Latin American Studies at Harvard University. Prior to joining the Politics Faculty at Occidental College, she was Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Salem College from 2011-2013.  She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2011, where she was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies from 2009-2010.  She has extensive research, travel, and consulting experience in Latin America.  A Gates Cambridge Scholar, she received her M.Phil. in Latin American Studies with distinction from the University of Cambridge in 2003. She graduated with top honors from Wellesley College in 2002.

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