Second Wave Neoliberalism: Gender, Race and Health Sector Reform in Peru. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010.

Winner of the 2012 Flora Tristán Book Award from the Peru Section of the Latin American Studies Association for the best book on Peru in 2010-11.

Reviewed in: Perspectives in Politics, Contemporary Sociology, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Critical Social Policy, Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Research Review, Journal of Latin American Politics, Choice

Spanish Translation: Neoliberalismo de la Segunda Ola: Género, Raza y Reforma del Sector Salud en el Perú. Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2012.

Gender, Violence and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives. editor with Aili Tripp and Myra Marx Ferree. New York University Press, 2013.

Journal Articles

“Ethnic Parties and Indigenous Substantive Representation in Ecuador.” Representation. Online advance publication December 23, 2020,

"Forging Women’s Substantive Representation: Intersectional Interests, Political Parity and Pensions in Bolivia." Politics & Gender 14 (3):433-459   preprint:

The Reactive Left: Gender Equality and the Latin American Pink Tide.” (with Merike Blofield and Jennifer M. Piscopo). Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society vol. 24 no. 4. 2017. pp. 345–69.

Latin America’s Left-Turn and the Political Empowerment of Indigenous Women.” (with Stéphanie Rousseau). Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society  vol 24  no 4, 2017, pp. 425–51.

The Left Turn and Abortion Politics in Latin America.” (with Merike Blofield) Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society vol. 24  no. 4, 2017, pp. 481–510.

“Reform and Electoral Competition: Convergence Towards Equity in Latin American Health Sectors.” Comparative Political Studies. vol. 49 no. 2, 2016, pp. 184-218. Interview Appendix available here.

"Inequality and the Politics of Social Policy Implementation: Gender, Age and Chile’s 2004 Health Reforms"." (with Gastón A. Palmucci). World Development. vol. 40 no. 12, 2012, pp. 2490-2504.

“The Strategic Use of Gender and Race in Peru’s 2011 Presidential Campaign.” Symposium on Gender and Latin America’s Pink Tide. Politics & Gender. vol. 8 No. 2, June 2012, Pp. 267-274.


"Post-Retrenchment Politics: Policy Feedbacks in Health and Pension Reforms in Chile" (with Stephen J. Kay). Latin American Politics and Society. vol. 53 No. 4, Winter 2011, Pp. 67-99.


"Gender Equity and Health Sector Reform in Colombia: Mixed State-Market Model Yields Mixed Results" (with Amparo Hernández Bello). Social Science & Medicine. vol. 68, no. 6, March 2009, Pp. 1145-1152.


"Hijacking Global Feminism: Feminists, the Catholic Church and the Family Planning Debacle in Peru." Feminist Studies. vol. 32 no. 3, Fall 2006, Pp. 632-659.


(Spanish translation reprinted as "Secuestrando el feminismo global: Feministas, la Iglesia Católica y la debacle de la planificación familiar en el Perú" in: Marcos Cueto, Jorge Lossio, Carol Pasco eds. El Rastro de la Salud en El Perú. Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, 2009, Pp. 291-330.)

"Global Processes, Local Consequences: Gender Equity and Health Sector Reform in Peru." Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society. vol. 13 no. 3, Fall 2006, Pp. 427-455.


"The Strengths and Limits of the NGO Women's Movement Model: Shaping Nicaragua's Democratic Institutions." Latin American Research Review. vol. 34, no. 3, Fall 1999, Pp. 75-102.


Book Chapters

“Women’s Movements in Latin America: From Elite Organizing to Intersectional Mass Mobilization.” (with Elisabeth Jay Friedman) In: Federico Rossi, ed. Oxford Handbook on Latin American Social Movements, Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“Gender Equity and the Politics of Health Sector Reform: Overcoming Policy Legacies, Forming Epistemic Communities.” In: Jasmine Gideon and Marianna Leite, eds. Gender and Health Handbook. London: Edward Elgar, 2016, pp. 283-297.

“La Economía Política de las Esterilizaciones Forzadas en el Perú” (The Political Economy of Forced Sterilizations in Peru). In: Alejandra Ballón, ed. Memorias del Caso Peruano de Esterilización Forzada. Lima: Biblioteca Nacional del Peru, 2014, pp. 49-69.

“Integrating Gender into Human Security: Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.” (with Narda Henríquez). In: Aili Tripp, Myra Marx Ferree and Christina Ewig, eds. Gender, Violence and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives. New York: New York University Press, 2013.

“Feminist Organizing: What’s old, what’s new? History, Trends and Issues.” (with Myra Marx Ferree). In: Karen Celis, Johanna Kantola, Georgina Waylen and Laurel Weldon, eds. The Oxford Handbook on Gender and Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.


"Health Policy and the Historical Reproduction of Gender and Racial Inequality in Peru." In: Paul Gootenberg and Luis Reygadas Robles, eds. Constructed Inequalities: New Perspectives from Latin American History, Politics and Culture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.


"New Political Legacies and the Politics of Health and Pension Re-reforms in Chile." (with Stephen Kay). In: Daniel Béland and Brian Gran, eds. Public and Private Social Policy: Health and Pension Policies in a New Era. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2008.

"Reproduction, Re-reform and the Reconfigured State: Feminists and Neoliberal Health Reforms in Chile." In: Isabella Bakker and Rachel Silvey, eds. Beyond States and Markets: The Challenges of Social Reproduction. New York: Routledge Press, 2008. Pp. 143-158.


(Polish translation reprinted as: "Reprodukcja społeczna i zreorganizowane państwo. Feministki a neoliberalna reforma zdrowia w Chile." Translation Małgorzata Chmiel [In:] Ewa Charkiewicz, Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz, eds. Gender i ekonomia opieki. Warsaw: Biblioteka Think Tanku Feministycznego, 2009, Pp. 151-175.)


"Piecemeal but Innovative: Health Sector Reform in Peru." In: Robert R. Kaufman and Joan M. Nelson, eds. Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives: Social Sector Reform, Democratization, and Globalization in Latin America. Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center and the Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. Pp. 217-246.


"Democracia diferida: Un análisis del proceso de reformas en el sector salud peruano." in Felipe Portocarrero, ed. Pobreza y Políticas Sociales en el Perú: Nuevos Aportes. Lima: Universidad del Pacífico, 1999. Pp. 481-518.



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