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Soledad Artiz Prillaman

Soledad Artiz Prillaman

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
BA, Political Science and Economics, Texas A&M University, 2011
PhD, Government, Harvard University, 2017

About

Soledad Artiz Prillaman is an asssistant professor of political science at Stanford University. She received a PhD in government at Harvard University in 2017 and a BA in political science and economics from Texas A&M University in 2011.
 
Her research lies at the intersections of comparative political economy, development, and gender, with a focus in South Asia. She is motivated by questions such as: What are the political consequences of development and development policies, particularly for women’s political behavior? How are minorities, specifically women, democratically represented and where do inequalities in political engagement persist and how are voter demands translated into policy and governance? In answering these questions, she utilizes mixed methods, including field experiments, primary surveys, and in-depth qualitative fieldwork to identify empirical relationships as well as the underlying causal mechanisms.
 
Her book project seeks to better understand why women in India are particularly disengaged from politics and to identify the mechanisms through which the prevailing gender gap in political participation is reduced. In doing so, she evaluates the mechanisms by which the state is strengthened through increased political integration of women in India by detailing the oft-unconsidered consequences of development interventions for political behavior and local politics. Additionally her book project evaluates how women who have become active political agents organize politically and are received and resisted by traditional political networks.