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Christina Ewig



September 3, 2019 — May 22, 2020

Professional affiliation

Professor of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Wilson Center Projects

Making Substantive Democracy: Women’s and Ethnoracial Representation in Latin America

Full Biography

Christina Ewig is Professor of Public Affairs and Faculty Director of the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Professor Ewig’s research centers on the politics of gender and race in Latin America. She has published widely on gender, race and social policy reforms in Latin America. Her current research investigates whether the rise of women and indigenous peoples into political office in Latin America has made a difference for the kinds of policy that is produced. As Faculty Director of the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy Professor Ewig works to stimulate research, teaching and public engagement on gender and its intersections with other forms of inequality.

Major Publications

“Forging Women’s Substantive Representation: Intersectional Interests, Political Parity and Pensions in Bolivia.” Politics & Gender, 2018, 14(3):433-459.


“The Reactive Left: Gender Equality and the Latin American Pink Tide.” (with Merike Blofield and Jennifer M. Piscopo). Social Politics, 2017, 24(4): 345-369.


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