Susan Franceschet is a Canadian political scientist. She is a professor of political science at The University of Calgary. She studies the representation of women both in legislatures and government cabinets, gender quotas for the minimum representation of women in government, and the interaction of gender and public policy. She has written about women's participation in the politics of Chile.
Education and positions
Franceschet attended the University of Manitoba, where she graduate with a BA degree in history in 1994. She then attended Carleton University, earning an MA in political science in 1997 and a PhD in political science in 2001.
In 2001, Franceschet joined the political science faculty at Acadia University. In 2006, she moved to the department of political science at the University of Calgary. In 2011 she also became a Senior Fellow in the Latin American Research Centre there.
In 2005, Franceschet published the book Women and Politics in Chile. In Women and Politics in Chile, Franceschet studies the obstacles to gender equality in the party politics of Chile, investigating gender divisions in civic participation throughout the rise of the Chilean welfare state and expansion of democracy from 1932 to 1973, the authoritarian regime from 1973 to 1990, and the subsequent reintroduction of democracy. The book addresses a puzzle in Chile's recent political history: despite the very high activity of the feminist movement during the Pinochet regime, and the election around the time of the book's publication of Michelle Bachelet as the first woman to be president of Chile, nevertheless women remain starkly underrepresented in Chile's governing institutions. Franceschet identifies a tension within feminist activist movements in Chile between a pro-autonomy position that emphasizes distance from the state, and a double militancy position of being both a member of the feminist movement and working within the state, and she traces this tension back to the first wave of feminist activism in Chile in the early 20th century. She also studies why Chile does not have gender quotas for women in government. In addition to historical analysis, Franceschet conducted more than 50 interviews with Chilean women.
In 2012, Franceschet co-edited the book The Impact of Gender Quotas with Mona Lena Krook and Jennifer M. Piscopo, and she edited Comparative Public Policy in Latin America with Jordi Díez. In 2018, she co-edited the Palgrave Handbook of Women's Political Rights with Mona Lena Krook and Netina Tan. Franceschet was a coauthor of the 2019 book Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender with Claire Annesley and Karen Beckwith.
Franceschet has been a member of the editorial board of the journals Politics & Gender and Journal of Women, Politics & Policy.
Franceschet has written articles in outlets like The Washington Post and The Conversation. She has also been interviewed, or her work has been cited, in media outlets including The Washington Post, The Toronto Star, L'Express, BBC, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Bloomberg News.
- Women and Politics in Chile (2005)
- Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender, with Claire Annesley and Karen Beckwith (2019)
- ^ a b c d e f g h "Susan Franceschet Profile". University of Calgary. 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
- ^ Mooney, Jadwiga E. Pieper (1 July 2007). "Review Women and Politics in Chile". Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 32 (64): 246.
- ^ Richards, Patricia (September 2007). "Review Women and Politics in Chile". Canadian Journal of Political Science. 40 (3): 804–805. doi:10.1017/S0008423907071016.
- ^ a b Ewig, Christina (March 2006). "Review Women and Politics in Chile". Politics & Gender. 2 (1): 129–131. doi:10.1017/S1743923X06212017.
- ^ Feinberg, Richard (May 2006). "Review: Women and Politics in Chile". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
- ^ Celis, Karen (March 2015). "The impact of gender quotas, reviewed by Karen Celis". Party Politics. 21 (2): 330–332. doi:10.1177/1354068814567404.
- ^ Hartwig, R. E. (1 July 2013). "Review of Comparative Public Policy in Latin America". CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. 50 (11): 2094.
- ^ Catherine Reyes-Housholder; Susan Franceschet (30 August 2017). "Chile's president is a woman — and she just scored a major policy victory for women. Here's why that matters". The Washington Post. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
- ^ "Susan Franceschet Author". The Conversation. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
- ^ Aili Mari Tripp; Alice Kang (25 September 2015). "Twenty years after the most important U.N. conference on women, what – if anything – has changed?". The Washington Post. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
- ^ Megan Ogilvie; Cameron Tulk; Andrew Bailey (5 December 2019). "Regional representation – and a lot of men named William. Analysis of Canadian ministers shows how building a cabinet shapes a nation". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
- ^ Mostafavi, Hamdam (27 April 2020). ""Les dirigeantes ne gèrent pas mieux cette crise grâce à leurs qualités 'féminines'"". L'Express (in French). Retrieved 6 July 2020.
- ^ Trowsdale, Alison (15 July 2018). "The power-sharing dream: Where women rule in the world". BBC. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
- ^ Lisa Kassenaar; Josh Wingrove (5 November 2016). "Canadian PM Justin Trudeau names women to half posts in new cabinet". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
- ^ Lisa Kassenaar; Josh Wingrove (4 November 2015). "Feminist Trudeau Names Women to Half of Posts in New Cabinet". Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 July 2020.