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Simone Bohn

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Department of Politics

Associate Professor

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Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30088
Email: sbohn@yorku.ca

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Simone Bohn is Associate Professor of Political Science at York University. She is the co-editor of Mothers in Public and Political Life (2017), 21st Century Feminismos: Women’s Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean (2021), Mulheres Quilombolas, Políticas Públicas e Intersectionalidades [Quilombola Women, Public Policy and Intersectionalities] (2021), and Women's rights in movement. Dynamics of feminist change in Latin America and the Caribbean (forthcoming). Her articles have been published in scholarly journals, such as Politics and Government, Latin American Research Review, International Political Science Review, Journal of Latin American Politics, and Comparative Governance and Politics.
Research Interests
Politics and Government, Political parties, Latin American political development, Latin American political economy, Methodology in Political Science, Research design in Comparative Politics, Electoral behavior, Legislative politics, Women and Politics in Latin America.

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By centering the analysis on gender and racial justice in post-colonial and post-slavery societies, I locate my scholarship, first, within the field of gender and racial equity and development, with a regional focus on Latin America. Although my academic production dialogues with critical race studies and post-colonial perspectives, it draws from – and seeks to promote - the works by Brazilian and/or Latin American authors who have reflected upon gender, race-ethnicity, class, territory, identity, slavery and colonial legacy.
The second scholarly debate that is crucial for my work examines the effects of state architecture and capacity on gender and racial inequities and equity-seeking struggles. Here I focus, first, on the advantages and shortcomings for women activists of federal systems, especially those which are institutionally symmetrical but socioeconomically unequal. More importantly, I am interested in exploring the impact on gender and racial equity of what the late Argentine scholar Guillermo O’Donnell referred to as “brown areas” in Latin American nation-states, the parts of their territory that are essentially devoid of “state capacity”.
My current research project is based on a participatory action research design.

Professional Leadership

Coordinator of the Brazil Chair Program

Research Interests

Politics and Government , Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Political parties, Development Studies, Research Design, Women and Politics
Books

Publication
Year

21st Century Feminismos. Women’s movements across Latin America and the Caribbean

2021

Mulheres Quilombolas, Políticas Públicas e Intersectionalidades [Quilombola Women, Public Policy and Intersectionalities].

2021

Mothers in Public and Political Life

2017

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Política comparada: um mapeamento do debate entre propostas teóricas e metodologias de pesquisa alternativas”, BIB – Revista Brasileira de Informação Bibliográfica em Ciências Sociais, 2005.

2005

“Evangélicos no Brasil. Perfil sócio-econômico, afinidades ideológicas e determinantes do comportamento eleitoral”, Opinião Pública, 10 (2): 288-338, 2004. [“The Evangelicals in Brazil. Socioeconomic profile, ideological affiliations and determinants of the electoral behavior”]

2004

“La política en Brasil: el gobierno de Cardoso y la reelección de 1998”, Cuadernos del Cendes, 16 (41): 113-131, 1999. Co-authored with Maria D’Alva Gil Kinzo.

1999

“Politics in Brazil: Cardoso’s Government and the 1998 Re-Election”, Government and Opposition, 34 (2): 243-262, Spring 1999. Co-authored with Maria D’Alva Gil Kinzo.

1999

“Brasil: Eleição ou Reeleição Presidencial – Perspectivas para 1998”, in: Anuário Politico de América Latina y el Caribe, 1, 1998. Co-authored with Maria D’Alva Gil Kinzo.

1998

“Democracia e Participação”, Revista Pensando o Brasil, 1 (7): 7-13, 1994. [“Democracy and participation in Brazil”]

1994


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2022 AP/POLS3555 3.0 A Dictatorship and Democratization ONLN
Fall 2022 AP/POLS2400 3.0 A Introduction to Comparative Politics LECT
Fall 2022 GS/POLS6566 3.0 A Latin American and Caribbean Politics SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 GS/POLS6410 6.0 A The Study Of Comparative Politics SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 GS/POLS6700 6.0 A Advanced Studies in Women and Politics SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 GS/POLS6700 6.0 A Advanced Studies in Women and Politics SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 GS/POLS6410 6.0 A The Study Of Comparative Politics SEMR


Simone Bohn is Associate Professor of Political Science at York University. She is the co-editor of Mothers in Public and Political Life (2017), 21st Century Feminismos: Women’s Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean (2021), Mulheres Quilombolas, Políticas Públicas e Intersectionalidades [Quilombola Women, Public Policy and Intersectionalities] (2021), and Women's rights in movement. Dynamics of feminist change in Latin America and the Caribbean (forthcoming). Her articles have been published in scholarly journals, such as Politics and Government, Latin American Research Review, International Political Science Review, Journal of Latin American Politics, and Comparative Governance and Politics.
Research Interests
Politics and Government, Political parties, Latin American political development, Latin American political economy, Methodology in Political Science, Research design in Comparative Politics, Electoral behavior, Legislative politics, Women and Politics in Latin America.

By centering the analysis on gender and racial justice in post-colonial and post-slavery societies, I locate my scholarship, first, within the field of gender and racial equity and development, with a regional focus on Latin America. Although my academic production dialogues with critical race studies and post-colonial perspectives, it draws from – and seeks to promote - the works by Brazilian and/or Latin American authors who have reflected upon gender, race-ethnicity, class, territory, identity, slavery and colonial legacy.
The second scholarly debate that is crucial for my work examines the effects of state architecture and capacity on gender and racial inequities and equity-seeking struggles. Here I focus, first, on the advantages and shortcomings for women activists of federal systems, especially those which are institutionally symmetrical but socioeconomically unequal. More importantly, I am interested in exploring the impact on gender and racial equity of what the late Argentine scholar Guillermo O’Donnell referred to as “brown areas” in Latin American nation-states, the parts of their territory that are essentially devoid of “state capacity”.
My current research project is based on a participatory action research design.

Professional Leadership

Coordinator of the Brazil Chair Program

Research Interests

Politics and Government , Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Political parties, Development Studies, Research Design, Women and Politics

All Publications


Books

Publication
Year

21st Century Feminismos. Women’s movements across Latin America and the Caribbean

2021

Mulheres Quilombolas, Políticas Públicas e Intersectionalidades [Quilombola Women, Public Policy and Intersectionalities].

2021

Mothers in Public and Political Life

2017

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Política comparada: um mapeamento do debate entre propostas teóricas e metodologias de pesquisa alternativas”, BIB – Revista Brasileira de Informação Bibliográfica em Ciências Sociais, 2005.

2005

“Evangélicos no Brasil. Perfil sócio-econômico, afinidades ideológicas e determinantes do comportamento eleitoral”, Opinião Pública, 10 (2): 288-338, 2004. [“The Evangelicals in Brazil. Socioeconomic profile, ideological affiliations and determinants of the electoral behavior”]

2004

“La política en Brasil: el gobierno de Cardoso y la reelección de 1998”, Cuadernos del Cendes, 16 (41): 113-131, 1999. Co-authored with Maria D’Alva Gil Kinzo.

1999

“Politics in Brazil: Cardoso’s Government and the 1998 Re-Election”, Government and Opposition, 34 (2): 243-262, Spring 1999. Co-authored with Maria D’Alva Gil Kinzo.

1999

“Brasil: Eleição ou Reeleição Presidencial – Perspectivas para 1998”, in: Anuário Politico de América Latina y el Caribe, 1, 1998. Co-authored with Maria D’Alva Gil Kinzo.

1998

“Democracia e Participação”, Revista Pensando o Brasil, 1 (7): 7-13, 1994. [“Democracy and participation in Brazil”]

1994


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2022 AP/POLS3555 3.0 A Dictatorship and Democratization ONLN
Fall 2022 AP/POLS2400 3.0 A Introduction to Comparative Politics LECT
Fall 2022 GS/POLS6566 3.0 A Latin American and Caribbean Politics SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 GS/POLS6410 6.0 A The Study Of Comparative Politics SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 GS/POLS6700 6.0 A Advanced Studies in Women and Politics SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 GS/POLS6700 6.0 A Advanced Studies in Women and Politics SEMR
Fall/Winter 2022 GS/POLS6410 6.0 A The Study Of Comparative Politics SEMR