Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Franceschet’s research focuses on women and politics, gender quotas in comparative perspective, and gender and public policy.
Examines the impact of gender quotas across descriptive, substantive and symbolic dimensions of representation. Uses case studies from twelve countries to build broad theories about gender quotas and women's representation.
Refines current theories to suit Latin America’s contemporary institutional and socio-economic realities. Identifies the features of the region that shape public policy, including informal norms and practices, social inequality, and weak institutions.
Traces women's political activism in Chile - from the early twentieth century struggles for suffrage to current efforts to expand and deepen the practice of democracy.
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