The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Victoria Rodríguez


Affiliated FacultyPh.D., University of California, Berkeley

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WGS 393 • Women/Politics/Public Policy

45765 • Spring 2019
Meets TH 9:00AM-12:00PM SRH 3.212

Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women's and Gender Studies.  Seats restricted to WGS MA and Portfolio students during early registration.  Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.

P A 388K • Gend/Politc/Society Latin Amer

60780 • Spring 2018
Meets T 9:00AM-12:00PM SRH 3.220
(also listed as LAS 381)

This course analyzes the growing role of women in Latin America’s social, political and economic life. Based upon a multidisciplinary review of the literature and on current empirical research, this seminar considers the various ways in which women participate in Latin America’s public life, both formally and informally, and contribute to shape the region’s socioeconomic and political processes. Our analysis will focus on how and why women have been especially active in the region, beginning with strong and vibrant women’s movements in the early-mid 20th century to the election of female presidents in the three most important countries in South America – Argentina, Brazil and Chile – and one of the largest shares of women in parliamentary bodies (second only to the Nordic countries) in the early 21stcentury. Our analysis will cover a variety of arenas for women’s political activism, from NGOs and feminist movements to their representation in elected and appointed government positions. The objective is to better understand how women’s political participation has transformed and influenced sociocultural conventions as well as political systems and policy agendas in Latin America.

WGS 393 • Women/Politics/Public Policy

46673 • Spring 2018
Meets TH 9:00AM-12:00PM SRH 3.212

Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women's and Gender Studies.  Seats restricted to WGS MA and Portfolio students during early registration.  Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.

P A 388K • Women/Politics In Latin Amer

60389 • Spring 2016
Meets TH 9:00AM-12:00PM SRH 3.360
(also listed as LAS 384L)

In this course we will survey the different forms of women’s political participation in Latin America, both in the formal and informal arenas.  We will analyze how and why women have been especially active in the region, beginning with strong and vibrant women’s movements in the early twentieth century to the current presence of female presidents in the three most important countries in South America – Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.  We will analyze a variety of arenas for women’s political activism, from NGOs and feminist movements to their representation in elected and appointed government positions. The objective is to better understand how women’s political participation has transformed and influenced political systems and policy agendas in Latin America.

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