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Department of Political Science University of Illinois Springfield

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Dr. Adriana Crocker

Adriana is a J.D. from the National University of La Plata, Argentina and a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University.

She specializes in Latin American politics and has a strong background in international law. Her research interests include the study of gender quota legislation and other institutional mechanisms for women, and international and regional organizations, particularly those concerned with gender, such as the Inter-American Commission of Women (OAS).

She is also interested in the broader fields of human rights and women’s rights.

Publications:

Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships

Pierceson Jason, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, and Shawn Schulenberg (eds.) “Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance. ( Lexington Publishers: New York, 2013).

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana. “Diffusion of Same-Sex Policies in Latin America.” In Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance. Jason Pierceson Jason, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, and Shawn Schulenberg eds. (Lexington Publishers, New York 2013):

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana and Laman Tasch, Pew Case Study # 304 “Unveiling the Veil Ban Dilemma: The case of Leyla Şahin” (Washington D.C: Institute of Diplomacy Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services, 2012).

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana and Laman Tasch, “Unveiling the Veil Ban Dilemma: Turkey and Beyond.” In Journal of International Women Studies Vol. 13 # 3 (July, 2012): 17-32.

 

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana, ed. Diffusion of Gender Quotas in Latin America and Beyond: Advances and Setbacks in the Last Two Decades. (New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2011).

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana. 2010.  “Jumping on the Bandwagon: Origins and Effects of Gender Quotas Worldwide.” In International Studies Review 12 (2010): 686-688. Book Review.

Piatti-Crocker, Adriana and Kempton, Daniel. Pew Case-Study #296 “Gender Quotas in Afghanistan: Solution or Problem?” Institute of Diplomacy Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services, Georgetown University, 2008.

Crocker Adriana. “Gender Quotas in Latin America, Innovation, Diffusion, and the End of a Wave?” In Cena Internacional, vol.9 n2: 95-124, 2007.