PhD Cornell University
Welcome to my web site! I research the presidency and gender with a regional focus on Latin America, and I use historical, statistical and experimental methods.
My dissertation "Presidentas, Power and Pro-Women Change" won the 2017 Best Dissertation Award: APSA Women and Politics section.
I summarize my research agenda in an essay for the Comparative Politics Spring 2017 newsletter http://comparativenewsletter.com/. My work has been published or is forthcoming in Latin American Politics and Society and Politics, Groups and Identities as well as in three edited volumes. Check out my "Research" section of this web site for more details.
I will begin a postdoc at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies in Santiago, Chile (www.coes.cl/integrantes/catherine-reyes-housholder/) in September 2017.
I completed fieldwork in Brazil and Chile in 2015 thanks to a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. I also conducted research in Uruguay as a Fulbright undergraduate fellow in 2008.