Christina Ewig is an Assistant Professor at the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she has a joint appointment
in the Department of Political Science and the Program in
Women's Studies. Professor Ewig currently teaches in the
areas of gender and development, global feminisms, and comparative
Professor Ewig's research interests center on gender and
social policy in Latin America. She is concerned with the
historical development of social policies and the implications
of these historical processes for gender, class and ethnic
inequalities; determining the political, economic or social
factors that lead to greater gender equity in policy formation
processes; and the impact of neoliberal-inspired social
policies on gender equity in Latin American societies. Her
early work examined the role of the Nicaraguan women's movement
in influencing national health policy. In 1998 and 1999,
she carried out dissertation research that combined qualitative
and quantitative methods to evaluate gender equity in the
formation and implementation of health sector reforms in
Peru. Her current research, supported by NCS, will extend
her research on Peru into a cross-national study of gender
equity and health sector reform in Latin America, including
Colombia, Chile and Mexico.
Professor Ewig received her Ph.D. in Political Science
from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in
2001. Her research has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation,
the Ford Foundation and the Institute for the Study of World
"Piecemeal but Innovative: Health Sector Reform in
Peru." In: Robert R. Kaufman and Joan M. Nelson, eds.
Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives: Social Sector Reform,
Democratization, and Globalization in Latin America.
Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center and the Johns Hopkins University
Press. (Forthcoming, August 2004.)
"The Strengths and Limits of the NGO Women's Movement
Model: Shaping Nicaragua's Democratic Institutions."
Latin American Research Review. vol. 34, no. 3, Fall
"Democracia diferida: Un análisis del proceso
de reformas en el sector salud peruano." in Felipe
Portocarrero, ed. Pobreza y Políticas Sociales
en el Perú: Nuevos Aportes. Lima: Universidad
del Pacífico, 1999.