I hold a joint appointment in Gender & Women's Studies and Political Science. My research centers on the politics of gender and race in Latin America. Much of this research has focused on gender and social policy reforms in Peru, Chile and Colombia. In my book, Second-Wave Neoliberalism: Gender, Race and Health Sector Reform in Peru (Penn State University Press, 2010), I evaluate the politics of "second-wave" neoliberal health reforms (the social policy reforms which followed economic adjustment) and their effects on gender and racial equity in Peru. The book won the Flora Tristán Award for the best book on Peru, 2010-12, from the Peru Section of the Latin American Studies Association. My current research focuses on gender, indigeneity and democratic inclusion in the Andes. In this research I am tracing the processes of formal and informal political incorporation of women and indigenous peoples in Peru, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador.