Juliana Restrepo Sanin is a PhD candidate in political science at Rutgers University. Her research interests include women’s representation, comparative politics, and Latin American politics. She is currently writing her dissertation, “Violence against Women in Politics in Latin America.” There, she analyzes the regional debates surrounding the concept of violence and harassment against women in politics and the legislative measures designed to combat this phenomenon. She is currently working on a project on citizens’ perceptions and engagement with the justice system in Colombia, Chile, and the United States. She has also worked as a consultant for the Netherlands Institute for Multi-Party Democracy in Colombia and the Inter-American Commission on Women. Thanks to the support from the Latino Scholarship Fund, Juliana will attend the 2017 APSA meeting where she will present a paper on violence against women in Colombia.
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