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     Christina Ewig

Title: Professor
Website: https://faculty.polisci.wisc.edu/cewig
Joint Appt: Gender and Women's Studies
Affiliated With: LACIS, Global Health Institute, International Studies, Development Studies, Human Rights Program
Office: 3301 Sterling Hall
Office Hours: Wed. 12:00 - 1:00PM, Thurs. 9:00-10:00AM & by appt.
Phone: 608.262.9622
Has Voicemail: No
E-Mail: cewig@wisc.edu

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Christina Ewig has a joint appointment in the Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies and Political Science.  Her main areas of expertise are social policy, social movements and democracy in Latin America. Professor Ewig’s research centers on the politics of gender and race in Latin America.  Her book, Second-Wave Neoliberalism: Gender, Race and Health Sector Reform in Peru (Penn State University Press, 2010) focuses on the politics of market-oriented health sector reforms in the 1990s and 2000s and their impact on gender and racial equity.  Her book won the Flora Tristán award for best book on Peru in 2010-12 from the Peru Section of the Latin American Studies Association. She has also examined the politics and effects of health and pension reforms in Chile and Colombia. Her current research asks: how can historically marginalized groups achieve substantive representation in current democratic systems? This project focuses on when and how women and indigenous peoples – including indigenous women – have achieved substantive representation in three Latin American countries: Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Her publications have appeared in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Feminist Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Research Review, Social Politics, and World Development. Professor Ewig is the editor of the Palgrave book series Crossing Boundaries of Gender and Politics in the Global South. Her research has been supported by a Fulbright New Century Scholars award and a Rockefeller residential fellowship.


Recent Publications

Christina Ewig, and Narda Henriquez. “Integrating Gender into Human Security: Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.” In Aili Mari Tripp, Myra Marx Ferree, and Christina Ewig, eds., Gender, Violence and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives (New York University Press, 2013).   
Christina Ewig, and Myra Marx Ferree. “Global Feminist Organising: Identifying Patterns of Activism.” In Sarah Maddison and Marian Sawer, eds., The Women¹s Movement in Protest, Institutions and the Internet: Australia in Transnational Perspective (Routledge, 2013, pp. 148-62).   
Christina Ewig, and Myra Marx Ferree, “Feminist Organizing: What’s Old, What’s New? History, Trends, and Issues,” in Karen Celis, Johanna Kantola, Georgina Waylen, and Laurel Weldon, eds. The Oxford Handbook on Gender and Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.   
Christina Ewig, and Gastón A. Palmucci, "Inequality and the Politics of Social Policy Implementation: Gender, Age and Chile’s 2004 Health Reforms." World Development 40 (2012): 2490-2504.   
Christina Ewig, “The Strategic Use of Gender and Race in Peru’s 2011 Presidential Campaign,” Symposium on Gender and Latin America’s Pink Tide. Politics & Gender 8, 2 (2012): 267-274.   
Christina Ewig, Stephen J. Kay, "Postretrenchment Politics: Policy Feedback in Chile's Health and Pension Reforms." Latin American Politics and Society 53, 4 (2011): 67-99.
Christina Ewig, “Health Policy and the Historical Reproduction of Gender and Racial Inequality in Peru.” In Paul Gootenberg and Luis Reygadas Robles, eds. Indelible Inequalities in Latin America: Insights from History, Politics and Culture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.   
Christina Ewig, 2010. Second-Wave Neoliberalism: Gender, Race and Health Sector Reform in Peru.  Penn State Press.
Christina Ewig: “Gender Equity and Health Sector Reform in Colombia: Mixed State-Market Model Yields Mixed Results” (with Amparo Hernández Bello). 2009. Social Science & Medicine 68(6):1145-1152.   
Christina Ewig (and Stephen J. Kay): “New Political Legacies and the Politics of Health and Pension Re-reforms in Chile.” In Daniel Béland and Brian Gran, eds., Public and Private Social Policy: Health and Pension Policies in a New Era (New York: Palgrave, 2008), pp. 249-268.   
Christina Ewig “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).