UCL Institute of the Americas


AMER0042: Gender, Politics, and Public Policy in Latin America

***NOT RUNNING IN 2023/24***

Module convenor: Dr Malu A. C. Gatto

Module  Description

This module introduces students to the main debates on gender, politics and public policy in Latin America, particularly since the Third Wave of democratisation. Specifically, it explores how gender scholars have contributed to (as well as challenged) conceptual, theoretical, and methodological frameworks from mainstream political science. Divided into two parts, the course emphasizes the ways in which gender is political and discusses the role of gender relations in representation and policymaking. Combining different in-class activities and assignments, the course also provides students with opportunities to reflect upon the challenges of designing, promoting, and adopting policies to address gender inequalities.

Assessment mode:

A 1000-word policy recommendation document + a 3000-word essay