2015. The Politics of Gay Marriage in Latin America: Argentina, Chile and Mexico. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2012 (with Susan Franceschet, editors). Comparative Public Policy in Latin America. Toronto: The University of Toronto Press.

2008 (with O.P. Dwivedi, editors). Global Environmental Challenges: Perspectives from the South. Toronto: The University of Toronto Press.

2006 (editor). Canadian and Mexican Security in the New North America: Challenges and Prospects. Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

2006. Political Change and Environmental Policymaking in Mexico. New York: Routledge Press.



2013. "Explaining Policy Outcomes: The Adoption of Same-Sex Unions in Buenos Aires and Mexico City” Comparative Political Studies Vol. 46 (February) No. 2: 212-35.

2011. “La trayectoria política del movimiento lésbico-gay en México”  Estudios Sociológicos. Vol. 29 (mayo-agosto) No. 86: 687-712.

2010. "The Importance of Policy Frames in Contentious Politics: Mexico's 2005 Anti-Homophobia Campaign" Latin American Research Review Vol. 45 (February) No. 1: 33-54.

2008. "The Rise and Fall of Mexico´s Green Movement"  European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vol. 85  (October), 81-99.

2008. "Legislative Oversight of the Armed Forces in Mexico" Mexican Studies Vol. 24 (Winter) No. 1: 113-145.

2007. "North America's Security Perimeter" Security and Defense Studies Review, Vol. 7 (Summer), No. 1: 1-14.


Book Chapters

2012. "Presidentialism and Policymaking in Latin America: The Case of Mexico" in Díez and Franceschet, 34-53.

2012. "Civil-Military Relations in Mexico: The Unfinished Transition" in Roderic Ai Camp (editor) The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics. New York: Oxford University Press: 365-385.

2011. "Argentina: A Queer Tango between the LG Movement and the State" in Carol Johnson, David Paternotte and Manon Trembaly (editors) The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship. Surrey: Ashgate, 13-25.

2010. "El Movimiento Lésbico-Gay en México, 1978-2008" en Luz Elena Gutiérrez de Velasco, Ana María Tepichin y Karine Tinat (coordinadoras) Relaciones de Género, Tomo 8, Los Grandes Problemas de México. México, DF: El Colegio de México.

2008 (with Reyes Rodríguez). "Environmental Justice in Mexico: The Peñoles Case" in David Carruthers (editor) Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise and Practice. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 161-181.

2008. "Mexico and North American Security" in Daniel Drache (editor) Big Pictures Realities: Canada and Mexico at a Crossroads. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 153-168.

2008. "Globalization and Environmental Politics in Mexico" in Díez and Dwivedi: 224-46.



2015. "LGBT Rights Activism in Latin America." In James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 13. Oxford: Elseiver: 858-63.

2014. "Political Competition, Partisanship and Policy Making in Latin America," by Victoria Murillo. Perspectives on Politics. Vol. 11, No. 982-3.

2008. "Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism and Society," by Kathryn Hochstetler and Margaret E. Keck. Vol. 21, No. 3, 471-2.

2008. "Newsroom in Conflict: Journalism and Democratization in Mexico," by Sallie Hughes. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Vol. 85 (October), 142-4.

2006 (with Ian Nicholls). The Mexican Armed Forces in Transition. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College.


Papers Read

"Democracy, Courts and Family: The Meaning of the Colombian and Mexican Rulings on Gay Marriage," Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, May 21-24, 2014.

"Exploring the Limits of Judicialization: The Impact of the Atala ruling on Sexual Rights in Chile," Latin American Studies Association, Washington, DC, May 29-June 1, 2013.

"Chile's Sexual Diversity Politics in Comparative Perspective," Instituto de Asuntos Públicos, Universidad de Chile, July 20, 2012.

"A Battle Partly Won: Institutional Heteronorms as Obstacles to the Expansion of Social Benefits in Argentina and Mexico," Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, May 23-26, 2012.

"The Politics of Gay and Lesbian Rights in Latin America," Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego, April 21, 2011, & University of Southern California, Los Angeles, November 15, 2011.

"Latin America's Sexual Revolution: Gay and Lesbian Rights," Testimony and Human Rights Series, University of Waterloo, November 9, 2011.

"Resisting the Rainbow Tide: The Political Origins of Chile's Laggardly Sexual Diversity Policy" Turmoil in Chile: The End of Consensual Politics? Symposium on Chilean Politics, Latin American Studies, University of Toronto, October 7, 2011.

"Explaining Variance in the Expansion of Gay and Lesbian Rights in Latin America: Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay" American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, September 1-4, 2011.

"The Impact of Organized Crime on Civil-Military Relations in Mexico," Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies Mexico and Canada Meeting on Organized Crime, Ottawa, April 13-14, 2011.

"Civil-Military Relations in Mexico: The Unfinished Transition," Latin American Studies Association, International Congress, Toronto, October 6-9, 2010.

"El Movimiento Lésbico-Gay en México: Revolución de un sector marginalizado," México y sus Revoluciones, Coloquio Internacional, Glendon College, York University, September 30 - October 2, 2010.

"Latin America's 'Pink Tide:' Populism or Social Democracy?" Latin America Today: Behind the Headlines Series, Third-Age Learning, Guelph, September 29, 2010.

“Tendencias en el reconocimiento de familias no tradicionales en América Latina,” Género, Familia y Diversidad Sexual, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile, Noviembre 30, 2009.

“Presidentialism and Public Policymaking in Latin America,” International Political Science Association, International Congress, Santiago de Chile, July 12-16, 2009.

“A Tale of Two Cities: The Passage of Civil Unions in Buenos Aires and Mexico City” Latin American Studies Association, International Congress, Rio de Janeiro, June 11-14, 2009.

“Explaining Social Movement Success: The Impact of Mexico’s LGTB Movement on Public Policy” Gender Futures: Law, Critique and the Struggle for Something More,” University of Westminster, London, UK, April 3-4, 2009.

“Thirty Years of Lesbian and Gay Mobilization in Mexico” El Colegio de México, Mexico City, August 22, 2008.

“The Intersection Between Queer and Feminist Theory,” Programa interdisciplinario de estudios de la mujer (PIEM), El Colegio de México, Mexico City, July 15, 2008.

“Homophobia in Mexico” Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, May 22, 2008.

“Our Losing War against Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere” Annual Kingston Conference on International Security, US Army War College & Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, June 17-19, 2008.

“Progress in Conservative Times: Mexico’s 2005 Anti-Homophobia Campaign” Latin American Studies Association, Montréal, September 5-9, 2007.

“Globalization and the Politics of the Environment in Mexico” Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, Saskatoon, May 31- June 2, 2007.

“The Rise and Fall of Mexico’s Green Movement” Canadian Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Saskatoon, May 30-June 1, 2007.

“Congressional Oversight of the Armed Forces in Mexico” Latin American Studies Association 2006 International Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 15-18, 2006.

“ Mexico and North American Security” Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, November 7-8, 2005.

“The Implementation of Forestry Policy in the Lacandone Rainforest” Mexican Association of Rural Studies Annual Conference, Oaxaca, Mexico, May 27, 2005.

“La politique environnementale au Mexique” École Doctorale, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, Paris (France) April 29, 2002.

“Democracy and Policymaking in Mexico: The Case of Environmental Policy” Society for Latin American Studies, 2002 International Conference, University of East Anglia (UK), March 22 - 24, 2002.


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