Catherine Reyes-Housholder

Instituto de CienciaAssistant Professor, Política, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Assistant Professor Catherine Reyes-Housholder is an Assistant Professor at the Instituto de Ciencia Política of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She is also an associate researcher for the Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES). She researches the presidency and gender with a geographical focus on Latin America. Her current projects examine the causes of female presidents: How do women win the presidency? When and why do parties sometimes nominate female instead of male presidential candidates? What traits do citizens stereotypically associate with female and male presidential candidates, and which of these traits do they value in presidents? Another line of her research focuses on the consequences of female presidents: When and why do female presidents name more female ministers than male presidents? Why do female presidents have lower approval ratings than male presidents? How do citizens respond to women in executive office?

Read more from Assistant Professor Catherine Reyes-Housholder:

Carmen Le Foulon and Catherine Reyes-Housholder. 2021. “Candidate Sex, Corruption and Vote Choice.” Volume 69 Electoral Studies.

Catherine Reyes-Housholder and Gwynn Thomas. 2021. “Gendered Incentives, Party Support and Viable Female Presidential Candidates.” Comparative Politics.

Catherine Reyes-Housholder. 2020. “A Theory of Gender’s Role on Presidential Approval Ratings in Corrupt Times.” Political Research Quarterly. 73(3); 540-555.