Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Soledad Artiz Prillaman ─ When Women Mobilize: Dissecting India’s Gender Gap in Political Representation

Friday, December 1, 2017

2:00pm – 4:00pm

McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute

Reception to follow

Robert Blair, 
Political Science
Prerna Singh, Politcal Science

Soledad Artiz Prillaman recieved her Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University. Her research focuses on comparative political economy, economic development, gender, and the politics of the welfare state, with a regional focus in India.

Her dissertation seeks to better understand why women in India, and developing countries more broadly, are particularly disengaged from politics and to identify the mechanisms through which the prevailing political gender gap is reduced. In doing so, I evaluate the mechanisms by which the state is strengthened through increased political integration of women in India by detailing the oft-unconsidered consequences of development interventions for political behavior and local politics. Additionally it evaluates how women who have become active political agents organize politically and are received and resisted by traditional political networks.

Prior to entering Harvard, she received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Texas A&M University in 2011.

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics