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Dr Susan Franceschet

University of Calgary

Susan Franceschet is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Calgary. She joined the University of Calgary in 2006, after having been a member of the Political Science department at Acadia University for five years. Her research focuses on the impact of women in politics on public policy, gender quotas in comparative perspective, and women's substantive representation. She is currently a Fellow of the University of Calgary's Latin American Research Centre and a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Policy Research. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Carleton University in 2001.

Current research includes 'Gendered Mandates: The Impact of Women in Politics in Latin America'. This project, funded by a SSHRC Standard Research Grant, explores the role of female legislators and "femocrats" in promoting policy outcomes that advance women's rights. Case studies include Argentina and Chile. Recent publications include Women and Politics in Chile (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005); "Gender Quotas and Women's Substantive Representation: Lessons from Argentina." Politics & Gender vol. 4 no. 3, 2008. Pp. 393-425 (Co-authored with Jennifer M. Piscopo);  “El Triunfo de Bachelet y el ascenso de las mujeres” (Bachelet’s Triumph and the Political Advance of Women) Nueva Sociedad, número 202, marzo-abril 2006, pp. 13-22; “Explaining Social Movement Outcomes: collective action frames and strategic choices in first- and second-wave feminism in Chile.” Comparative Political Studies Vol. 37, No. 5, 2004, pp. 499-530; “Hard Times for Citizenship: Women’s Movements in Chile and Mexico” Citizenship Studies Vol. 8, No. 1, 2004, pp. 3-23. (co-authored with Laura Macdonald.


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