In Progress. The Judicial Politics of Abortion in Latin America: Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press.

2018. La política del matrimonio gay en América Latina: Argentina, Chile y México. México DF: Fondo de Cultura Económica (Translation into Spanish).

2012 (with Susan Franceschet, editors). Comparative Public Policy in Latin AmericaToronto: The University of Toronto Press.

2008 (with O.P. Dwivedi, editors). Global Environmental Challenges: Perspectives from the South. Toronto: The University of Toronto Press.

2006 (editor). Canadian and Mexican Security in the New North America: Challenges and Prospects. Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2006. Political Change and Environmental Policymaking in Mexico. New York: Routledge Press.

Articles and Book Chapters

Forthcoming. “The Gay and Lesbian Movements” in Federico M. Rossi (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Social Movements. New York: Oxford University Press.

2020 (and Michelle Dion). “Social contact with same sex married couples and support for marriage equality evidence from ArgentinaPolitics, Groups, and Identities.

2020.”The Record of Latin America’s Left on Sexual Citizenship” In Manuel Balán and Françoise Montambeault (eds.) Legacies of the Left Turn in Latin America: The Promise of Inclusive Citizenship. South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. 252-79.

2019 (and Viviana Bohorquez, Nora Picasso) “La judiciarisation de l’avortement en Amérique Latine et les limites de la citoyenneté” en Problèmes d’Amérique Latine, No. 3. : 53-79.

2018 (and Michelle Dion). “New Media and Support for Same-Sex Marriage” in Latin American Research Review Vol. 53 No. 3: 466-84.

2018. “Institutionalizing Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina and Mexico: The Role of Federalism” in Bronwyn Winter (ed.) Global Perspectives in Same-Sex Marriage” A Neo-Institutional Approach. New York: Palgrave- McMillan.

2017 (and Michelle Dion). “Democratic Values, Religiosity and Support for Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America” Latin American Politics and Society: 75-98

2015. “La importancia de los marcos de política pública en momentos políticos contenciosos: La campaña nacional contra la homofobia en México” en Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba (coordinador) La cuestión del odio: Acercamientos interdisciplinarios a la homofobia en México. Xalapa: Universidad Veracruzana, 169-201.

2013. “Explaining Policy Outcomes: The Adoption of Same-Sex Unions in Buenos Aires and Mexico City” Comparative Political Studies Vol. 46 (February) No. 2: 212-35.

2012. “Presidentialism and Policymaking in Latin America: The Case of Mexico” in Díez and Franceschet, 34-53.

2012. “Civil-Military Relations in Mexico: The Unfinished Transition” in Roderic Ai Camp (editor) The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics. New York: Oxford University Press: 365-385

2011. “La trayectoria política del movimiento lésbico-gay en México”  Estudios Sociológicos. Vol. 29 (mayo-agosto) No. 86: 687-712.

2011. “Argentina: A Queer Tango between the LG Movement and the State” in Carol Johnson, David Paternotte and Manon Trembaly (editors) The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship.Surrey: Ashgate, 13-25.

2010. “The Importance of Policy Frames in Contentious Politics: Mexico’s 2005 Anti-Homophobia Campaign” Latin American Research Review Vol. 45 (February) No. 1: 33-54.

2010. “El Movimiento Lésbico-Gay en México, 1978-2008” en Luz Elena Gutiérrez de Velasco, Ana María Tepichin y Karine Tinat (coordinadoras) Relaciones de Género, Tomo 8, Los Grandes Problemas de México. México, DF: El Colegio de México.

2008 (with Reyes Rodríguez). “Environmental Justice in Mexico: The Peñoles Case” in David Carruthers (editor) Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise and Practice. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 161-181.

2008. “Mexico and North American Security” in Daniel Drache (editor) Big Pictures Realities: Canada and Mexico at a Crossroads. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 153-168.

2008. “Globalization and Environmental Politics in Mexico” in Díez and Dwivedi: 224-46.

2008. “The Rise and Fall of Mexico´s Green Movement”  European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vol. 85  (October), 81-99.

2008. “Legislative Oversight of the Armed Forces in Mexico” Mexican Studies Vol. 24 (Winter) No. 1: 113-145.

2007. “North America’s Security Perimeter” Security and Defense Studies Review, Vol. 7 (Summer), No. 1: 1-14.


2020 (and Mario Pecheny). “Being LGB in Argentina” in Paula Gerber (ed.) Worldwide Perspectives on Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals, Volume 3, Chapter 24, New York: Praeger. 

2019. “Marriage, Same-Sex, in Latin America.” In Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGTBQ) History. Farmington Hill, MI: Gale, 1001-4.

2015. “LGBT Rights Activism in Latin America.” In James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 13. Oxford: Elseiver: 858-63.

2014. “Political Competition, Partisanship and Policy Making in Latin America,” by Victoria Murillo. Perspectives on Politics. Vol. 11, No. 982-3.

2008. “Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism and Society,” by Kathryn Hochstetler and Margaret E. Keck. Vol. 21, No. 3, 471-2.

2008. “Newsroom in Conflict: Journalism and Democratization in Mexico,” by Sallie Hughes. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Vol. 85 (October), 142-4.

2006 (with Ian Nicholls). The Mexican Armed Forces in Transition. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College.

Papers Read

“The Judicial Politics of Abortion in Latin America,” World Congress of Political Science, Brisbane, Australia, July 21-26, 2018.

“Abortion Politics and Transnational International Networks in Latin America,” Law and Society Association, Mexico City, Mexico City, June 20-23, 2017.

“Federalism, Implementation and Gay Marriage in Latin America: Argentina and Mexico,” World Congress of Political Science, Poznań, Poland, July 23- 28, 2016.

“Explaining Cross-National Variation in (Negative) Sexual Rights in Latin America: Brazil, Chile and Mexico” (with Tyler Valiquette and Daniel Waring), Latin America Studies Association, Lima, Peru, April 26, May 1, 2017.

“The Judicial Politics of Reproductive Rights in Latin America,” European Conference on Politics and Gender, Uppsala, Sweden, June 11-13, 2015.

“Democracy, Courts and Family: The Meaning of the Colombian and Mexican Rulings on Gay Marriage,” Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, May 21-24, 2014.

“Exploring the Limits of Judicialization: The Impact of the Atala Ruling on Sexual Rights in Chile,” Latin American Studies Association, Washington, DC, May 29-June 1, 2013.

“A Battle Partly Won: Institutional Heteronorms as Obstacles to the Expansion of Social Benefits in Argentina and Mexico,” Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, May 23-26, 2012.

“Explaining Variance in the Expansion of Gay and Lesbian Rights in Latin America: Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, September 1-4, 2011.

“Civil-Military Relations in Mexico: The Unfinished Transition,” Latin American Studies Association, International Congress, Toronto, October 6-9, 2010.

“Presidentialism and Public Policymaking in Latin America,” World Congress of Political Science, Santiago de Chile, July 12-16, 2009.

“A Tale of Two Cities: The Passage of Civil Unions in Buenos Aires and Mexico City” Latin American Studies Association, International Congress, Rio de Janeiro, June 11-14, 2009.

“Explaining Social Movement Success: The Impact of Mexico’s LGTB Movement on Public Policy” Gender Futures: Law, Critique and the Struggle for Something More,” University of Westminster, London, UK, April 3-4, 2009.

“Our Losing War against Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere” Annual Kingston Conference on International Security, US Army War College & Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, June 17-19, 2008.

“Progress in Conservative Times: Mexico’s 2005 Anti-Homophobia Campaign” Latin American Studies Association, Montréal, September 5-9, 2007.

“Globalization and the Politics of the Environment in Mexico” Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, Saskatoon, May 31- June 2, 2007.

“The Rise and Fall of Mexico’s Green Movement” Canadian Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Saskatoon, May 30-June 1, 2007.

“Congressional Oversight of the Armed Forces in Mexico” Latin American Studies Association 2006 International Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 15-18, 2006.

“The Implementation of Forestry Policy in the Lacandone Rainforest” Mexican Association of Rural Studies Annual Conference, Oaxaca, Mexico, May 27, 2005.

“Democracy and Policymaking in Mexico: The Case of Environmental Policy” Society for Latin American Studies, 2002 International Conference, University of East Anglia (UK), March 22 – 24, 2002.