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Magda Hinojosa

Graduate Dir & Assoc Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Biography

Professor Hinojosa received her B.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. 

She is the author of Selecting Women, Electing Women: Political Representation and Candidate Selection in Latin America (Temple University Press, 2012). The fieldwork for that manuscript was funded by the Fulbright Foundation. Her work on the book was financed in part by a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. The book has been reviewed by The Journal of Politics, NACLA Report on the Americas, Latin American Politics & Society, and Choice, among others. Professor Hinojosa is currently working on a new book that examines how the increased descriptive representation of women as legislators affects citizens' political engagement and participation. This project, co-authored with Professor Miki Kittilson, draws on a panel survey of 1200 Uruguayans which was carried out before and after the implementation of a national gender quota. The survey was funded by USAID. Please visit Professor Hinojosa's website to learn more about her research: http://www.public.asu.edu/~mhinojo1.

Professor Hinojosa teaches Politics of Latin America (POS 453), Politics of Mexico (POS 454), Latin American Politics though Film (POS 305), and Women and Politics (POS 598), among others. Syllabi for some of these course are available on Professor Hinojosa's website.

 

Education

Harvard University, Ph.D. in Political Science (2005)

Harvard University, A.M. in Political Science (2000)

The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. with Honors in Government (1998)

Research Interests

Professor Hinojosa's research focuses on the political incorporation of women in Latin America. Much of her work focuses on the role of candidate selection in explaining women's descriptive representation.

Publications
  • Jana Morgan and Magda Hinojosa. Forthcoming. “Women in Political Parties: Seen but not Heard” in Schwindt-Bayer, Leslie (ed), Women, Representation, and Politics in Latin AmericaNew York: Oxford University Press. 2017 Winner of the Leon Weaver Award for best paper presented at APSA from the Representation and Electoral Systems section.
  • Kendall D. Funk, Magda Hinojosa, and Jennifer M. PIscopo. Forthcoming. “Still Left Behind? Women’s Representation, Political Parties, and the Pink Tide.” Social Politics. 
  • Magda Hinojosa, Jill Carle, and Gina Woodall. Forthcoming. “Speaking as a Woman: Descriptive Presentation and Representation in Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly.” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy.
  • Magda Hinojosa and Lorena Vázquez Correa. Forthcoming. “Selección de candidaturas, partidos y mujeres en América Latina” in Flavia Freidenberg, Mariana Caminotti, Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, and Tomás Dosek (eds), Mujeres en la política en América Latina: experiencias nacionales y subnacionales.  Mexico City: Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas-UNAM & Instituto Electoral de la Ciudad de México.
  • Magda Hinojosa, Kim Fridkin, and Miki Kittilson. 2017. “The Impact of Descriptive Representation on Persistent Gender Gaps: A Natural Experiment in Uruguay.” Politics, Groups, and Identities. 5(3): 435-453.
  • Magda Hinojosa. 2017. “An ‘Alternate’ Story of Formal Rules and Informal Institutions: Quota Laws and Candidate Selection in Latin America” in Waylen, Georgina (ed), Gender and Informal Institutions. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Magda Hinojosa and Jill Carle. 2016. “From Miss World to World Leader: Beauty Queens, Paths to Power, and Political Representations.” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy.  37(1): 24-46.
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield and Magda Hinojosa. 2014. “Reducing Barriers to Female Political Representation: Evidence from Chile of a Positive Incumbency Advantage for Women.” Political Research Quarterly. 67(4): 837-850.  2014 Honorable Mention for best article published that year in Political Research Quarterly.
  • Magda Hinojosa and Jennifer Piscopo. 2013. “Promoting Women’s Right to Be Elected: Twenty-Five Years of Quotas in Latin America” in Luna Ramos, José Alejandro (ed). Cuotas de género: visión comparada. Mexico City: Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Power of Mexico.
  • Magda Hinojosa. 2012 [Revised and updated edition of version listed below]. “¿Más Mujeres?: Mexico's Mixed Member System” in Tremblay, Manon (ed), Women and Legislative Representation: Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Sex Quotas.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Magda Hinojosa. 2012. Selecting Women, Electing Women: Political Representation and Candidate Selection in Latin America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 
  • Magda Hinojosa and Ana Vijil Gurdián. 2012. “An Alternate Path to Power? Women’s Political Representation in Nicaragua” Latin American Politics & Society. 54(4): 61-88.
  • Magda Hinojosa and Susan Franceschet. 2012. “Separate but Not Equal: The Effects of Municipal Electoral Change on Female Representation in Chile” Political Research Quarterly. 65(4): 757-769.
  • Magda Hinojosa. 2010. “’She’s Not My Type of Blonde’: Media Coverage of Irene Sáez’s Presidential Bid” in Murray, Rainbow (ed), Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling: A Global Comparison of Women's Campaigns for Executive Office. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. 
  • Magda Hinojosa. 2009. “’Whatever the Party Asks of Me’: Candidate Selection and Women’s Political Representation in Chile’s UDI” Politics & Gender. 5(3): 377-407. 
  • Magda Hinojosa. 2009. “Women in Argentina” in Gelb, Joyce and Marian Lief Palley (eds), Women and Politics Around the World: A Comparative History and Survey.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.
  • Magda Hinojosa. 2008. “¿Más Mujeres?: Mexico's Mixed Member System” in Tremblay, Manon (ed), Women and Legislative Representation: Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Sex Quotas. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 
Research Activity
  • Hinojosa,Magda*, Fridkin,Kim L, Kittilson,Miki Caul. The Dynamics of Political Representation: Examining Descriptive Substantive and Symbolic Representation with a Natural Experiment. INST OF INTERNATL EDUCATION(8/6/2014 - 10/23/2015).
  • Hinojosa,Magda*. Selecting Women, Electing Women: Candidate Selection and Women's Political Representation in Latin America. FORD FDN(10/6/2008 - 10/5/2009).
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 584Internship
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 599Thesis
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 454Mexico
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 598Special Topics
POS 599Thesis
POS 695Continuing Registration
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SGS 493Honors Thesis
POS 584Internship
POS 593Applied Project
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 599Thesis
POS 695Continuing Registration
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 552Women and Politics
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 592Research
POS 598Special Topics
POS 695Continuing Registration
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 305Politics and Film
POS 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 592Research
POS 593Applied Project
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 598Special Topics
POS 599Thesis
POS 695Continuing Registration
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 305Politics and Film
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 592Research
POS 593Applied Project
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 599Thesis
POS 695Continuing Registration
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 305Politics and Film
POS 453Latin America
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 305Politics and Film
POS 453South America
Presentations

Conference Presentations (Since 2012)

  • “The Gender ‘Ambition Gap’ Revisited: International and Comparative Perspectives” Roundtable participation at the American Political Science Association Meeting. San Francisco, CA: August 31-September 3, 2017.
  • “Still Left Behind: Women’s Representation, Political Parties, and the Pink Tide” Paper (with Kendall D. Funk and Jennifer M. Piscopo) presented at the Latin American Studies Association Meeting. Lima, Peru: April 28-May 1, 2017.
  • “Women in Political Parties: Seen But not Heard” Paper (with Jana Morgan) presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA: September 1-4, 2016. (Winner of the Leon Weaver Award from the Representation and Electoral Systems Section; Nominated for Best Paper Award for Women and Politics Section.)
  • “When Women Run: New Perspectives on Gender and Political Recruitment” Roundtable participation at the American Political Science Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA: September 1-4, 2016.
  • “An Alternate Story of Quota Failure: Uruguay’s Experiment with Gender Quotas” Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting. Chicago, IL: April 7-10, 2016.
  • “The Impact of Descriptive Representation on “Persistent” Gender Gaps: A Natural Experiment in Uruguay” Paper (with Kim Fridkin and Miki Kittilson) presented at the “Symbolic Representation? Groups and Representation in Contemporary Democratic Politics” conference organized by Magda Hinojosa and Miki Kittilson at Arizona State University: February 19, 2016.
  • “How are Gender Quotas Covered in the News? Examining Coverage of the Uruguayan Quota Law” Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting, Washington, D.C.: August 28-31, 2014.
  • “Female Incumbency, Re-election, and Voter Choice in Chile” Paper (with Sarah Shair-Rosenfield) presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL: August 29-September 1, 2013.
  • “Running for Reelection? Female Officeholders, Incumbency, and Retention in Chile” Paper (with Sarah Shair-Rosenfield) presented at the Western Political Science Association Meeting, Hollywood, CA: March 28-30, 2012.
  • “Running for Reelection? Female Officeholders, Incumbency, and the Retention Problem in Chile” Paper (with Sarah Shair-Rosenfield) accepted for presentation at the American Political Science Association Meeting [cancelled due to weather], New Orleans, LA: August 30-September 2, 2012.
  • “Alternate Paths to Power? Candidate Selection and Women’s Representation in Mexico and Nicaragua,” Paper presented at the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, CA: May 23-26, 2012.
Honors / Awards
  • 2017 Winner of the Leon Weaver Award (Best paper award from the Representation and Electoral Systems section of the American Political Science Association)
  • Political Research Quarterly's Best Article Award, Honorable Mention 2014
  • Nominated for the Century Teaching Award: Spring 2013
  • Nominated for the Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Award: Spring 2011
Professional Associations
  • Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association at ASU, Member Since 2008
  • Faculty Women’s Association at ASU, Member Since 2008
  • American Political Science Association, Member Since 1998
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Dissertation Committees:

Jean Crissien (2015)

Chris Hale (2013)

 

MA Thesis Committees:

Jennifer Kahn (2017)

Jacob Toombs (2017)

Alexis Wagner (2017)

Taylor Jephcote (2017)

Jennifer Kartner (2016)

Clinton Hughes (2016)

Matthew Lucky (2016)

Mark Czinski (2015)

Ana Vijil Gurdián (2010)

Work History

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

July 2015-Present: Director of Graduate Studies for the School of Politics and Global Studies

Fall 2014-Present:  Associate Professor (Political Science)

Fall 2007-Fall 2014:  Assistant Professor (Political Science)

 

University of Texas, Austin, TX

Fall 2007-Spring 2008: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar

 

Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Fall 2005-Spring 2007:  Assistant Professor of Political Science

Service

Service to the Discipline

  • Committee Member: American Political Science Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession. September 2017-August 2020.
  • Program Chair for Women and Politics Section, American Political Science Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA: August 31-September 3, 2017.
  • Section Head for Latin American and Caribbean Politics, Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL: April 7-10, 2016.
  • External Reader for Senior Thesis: Ursinus College, April 2013
  • Committee Member: American Political Science Association’s Women and Politics Section Best Dissertation Award Committee. Spring 2012.
  • Section Head for Politics and Gender, Southwestern Political Science Association Meeting, Las Vegas, NV: March 16-19, 2011.

Ad Hoc Reviewer:

JOURNALS: American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Politics & Gender, Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Politics & Society, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Latin American Research Review, International Studies Quarterly, Politics, Groups, and Identities, Political Research Quarterly, The Latin Americanist, Colombia Internacional, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Government & Opposition, Journal of Politics

BOOKS: Cengage Learning, CQ Press, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Book Group

GRANT PROPOSALS: National Science Foundation: Political Science (2016); Dahlem Postdoc Fellowship, Freie Universitat Berlin (2017)

 

Service to the University

  • Panelist on Graduate College Panel (“Professor Expectations of TA’s”) for Teaching Assistant Development Orientation), Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona: January 6, 2017.
  • Coverdell Fellowship Committee (2016-2017; 2015-2016)
  • Panelist on Graduate College Panel (“Professor Expectations of TA’s”) for Teaching Assistant Development Orientation), Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona: January 8, 2016.
  • “Women and Politics” Presentation for the Presidential Engagement Program. With Miki Kittilson and Kim Fridkin, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona: October 15, 2015.
  • Panelist on CLAS Panel (“What I Wish I Knew Then: Advice from Seasoned Colleagues”) for the New Assistant Professor Workshop Series (November 7, 2014)
  • Led discussion of film (Miss Representation) for Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honors society (November 19, 2013)
  • Moderator, Capturing the Latin@ Vote conference, Comparative Border Studies event (October 12, 2012)
  • Faculty Presenter, “Communicating with Instructors” for Upward Bound program (July 2012)
  • Mentor, President Barack Obama Scholars Program (2010-2013)
  • Appeared on Horizonte, Public Access Television Show to discuss Latin American Politics (April 22, 2009)
  • Appeared on Meet the Professors, Public Access Television show to discuss Democracy in the Americas (October 26, 2005)
  • Commented on politics for various media outlets

 

 

Service to the School of Politics and Global Studies

Director of Graduate Studies (July 1, 2015-Present)

Advisory Committee (2017-2018; 2016-2017; 2012-2013)

M.A. in Global Security Research Professor Search Committee (2017)

Directed the School’s Participation in the Global Innovators Showcase (2014)

Graduate Committee (2014-2015)

Colloquium, Speaker, and Workshop Committee (2013-2014)

Briefly Presented at School’s Fall Welcome Event (2013)

Borderlands Search Committee (2017; 2013; 2012)

Comparative Search Committee (2012)

Recorded Video Presentation on Interviewing for Methods Courses (2012)

Junior Faculty Colloquium Committee (2009-2013)

Planning and Leadership Committee (2010-2011)

Political Institutions Search Committee (2010-2011)

Junior Faculty Colloquium Committee (2009-2013)

Undergraduate Committee (2008-2010)

Guest Lecturer: POS 598-Teaching and Writing Workshop for Graduate Students (Spring 2013), POS 503-Empirical Political Inquiry for Graduate Students (Fall 2013, Fall 2012), POS 301-Empirical Political Inquiry for Undergraduate Students (Summer 2012); POS 494-Junior Fellows (Fall 2011; Fall 2016), POS 598-Teaching and Writing Workshop for Graduate Students (Spring 2009)

Consulting

“Reclutamiento de Mujeres y Mecanismos Para Promover su Inclusión en las Listas de Candidatos” Invited Talk at the Partidos Políticos y Paridad: La Ecuación Posible Conference organized by UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women), the Inter-American Development Bank, and IDEA International, Lima, Peru: June 11, 2010.