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Mark P. Jones
Professor
Professor of Political Science
 
e-mail:mpjones@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Political Science (1994) University of Michigan
  • B.A. Political Science (1989) Tulane University
 
Primary Department
   Department of Political Science
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Research Areas
 Elections and Political Institutions, Latin American Politics, Public Opinion, Electoral Systems, Legislatures, Texas Politics
 
Teaching Areas
 Latin American Politics, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Institutions, U.S./Texas Politics
 
Selected Publications
 Abstracts
 "Institutional Inconsistency and Political Instability: The Duration of Polities," American Journal of Political Science. With Gates, Scott G, Håvard Hegre, and Håvard Strand
 
 "Political Party and Party System Institutionalization and Salient Partisan Cleavages in Latin America," presented at the National Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2005.
 
 "Political Party and Party System Institutionalization and Salient Partisan Cleavages in Latin America," presented at the National Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2005.
 
 Refereed articles
 

Santiago, Alles, Mark P. Jones, Carolina Tchintian "The 2015 Argentine Presidential and Legislative Elections." Electoral Studies, 43: 184-87.

 
 
"Weakly Institutionalized Party Systems and Presidential Democracy: Evidence from Guatemala," International Area Studies Review (14:4, December 2011), pp. 3-30. 
 
 
"Voters as Fiscal Liberals: Incentives and Accountability in Federal Systems," Economics & Politics (24:2, July 2012), pp. 135-56. With Osvaldo Meloni and Mariano Tommasi. 
 
 
"Cuotas de Género, Leyes Electorales y Elección de Legisladoras en América Latina," Revista de Ciencia Política (32:2, 2012), pp. 331-57. Title translation: "Gender Quotas, Electoral Laws and the Election of Female Legislators in Latin America." With Santiago Alles and Carolina Tchintian. 
 
 
"Government and Opposition in the Argentine Congress, 1989-2007: Understanding Inter- Party Dynamics Through Roll Call Vote Analysis," Journal of Politics in Latin America (1:1, 2009), pp. 67-96. With Wonjae Hwang and Juan Pablo Micozzi. 
 
 

"The Electoral Connection and Legislative Committees," Journal of Legislative Studies. (2009). With Brian F. Crisp, Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, Bradford S. Jones, and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson.

 
 "Comparing Cosponsorship and Roll Call Ideal Points," Legislative Studies Quarterly. (Forthcoming 2009). With Eduardo Alem¿n, Ernesto Calvo, and Noah Kaplan.
 
 ¿ "Gender Quotas, Electoral Laws, and the Election of Women: Evidence From the Latin American Vanguard," Comparative Political Studies (42:1, January 2009), pp. 56-81.
 
 "Government and Opposition in the Argentine Congress, 1989-2007: Understanding Inter-Party Dynamics Through Roll Call Vote Analysis," Journal of Politics in Latin America. (Forthcoming 2009). With Wonjae Hwang and Juan Pablo Micozzi.
 
 "Revisando las Consecuencias Pol¿ticas de las Primarias: Un Estudio Sobre las Elecciones de Gobernador en la Argentina," POSTData (13, August 2008), pp. 81-102. Title translation: "Reexamining the Political Consequences of Primaries: A Study of Governor Elections in Argentina." With Miguel De Luca and Mar¿a In¿s Tula.
 
 

Jones, Mark P. "Gender Quotas, Electoral Laws, and the Election of Women: Evidence from the Latin American Vanguard." Comparative Political Studies (2007) In Revision

 
 Institutional Inconsistency and Political Instability: Polity Duration, 1800-2000," American Journal of Political Science (50:4, October 2006), pp. 893-908. With Scott Gates, Håvard Hegre, and Håvard Strand.
 
 ∑ "Party Government in Presidential Democracies: Extending Cartel Theory Beyond the U.S. Congress," American Journal of Political Science (49:2, April 2005), pp. 267-82. With Wonjae Hwang.
 
 

Jones, Mark P. "Electoral Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Candidate Competition in Presidential Elections." Electoral Studies, 23:1 (2004) : 73-106.

 
 

Jones, Mark P. "Quota Legislation and the Election of Women: Learning From the Costa Rican Experience." The Journal of Politics, 66:4 (2004) : 1203-33..

 
 Articles
 

Mark P. Jones "Peronism’s Remarkable Comebacks." Americas Quarterly (Spring, 2016) : 45-48.

 
 
"Done His Way: The Audacious and Innovative Campaign of Rick Perry," Austin American- Statesman (December 26, 2010), pp. D1, D8. 
 
 
“GOP Primary Deserves More Attention From Voters,” Houston Chronicle (February 1, 2014), p. B1, 
 
 
“GOP Primary Shapes State’s Fate,” Austin American Statesman (February 5, 2014), p. A11. 
 
 
“Texas Democrats: Not as Impotent in Austin as You Might Think,” The Hill (July 15, 2014). 
 
 

“Travis County Not An Ideal Venue For Perry, TribTalk: Perspectives on Texas (May 27,

2014). 

 
 
“Voting Histories Could Count in Runoffs,” Texas Tribune (April 8, 2014). 
 
 
“Why Three Republicans Made the Hot List,” Texas Tribune (February 13, 2014). 
 
 
"Anglo Women the Key for Texas Democrats,” Texas Tribune (December 4, 2013). 
 
 
“A (Texas) Liberal in a Red State,” Texas Tribune (July 10, 2013). 
 
 
“An Early Look at Legislative Partisanship,” Texas Tribune (May 10, 2013). 
 
 
“Deny Democrats Their Wedge,” Zócalo Public Square (June 5, 2013). 
 
 
“Red State, Purple Legislation,” Texas Tribune (June 18, 2013). 
 
 
“The 2013 Senate, From Left to Right,” Texas Tribune (November 26, 2013). 
 
 
“The 2013 Texas House, From Right to Left,” Texas Tribune (October 15, 2013). 
 
 
“The Great Right Hope: Why a Strong Showing by Wendy Davis May Be the Best Thing that Could Happen to the Texas GOP,” Texas Monthly (October, 2013), pp. 57-58. 
 
 
“What Comes After the “Great Unifier,” CNN’s Global Public Square (March 8, 2013). 
 
 
"Cure is Worse Than Disease When It Comes To Voter ID Law," Houston Chronicle (July 15, 2012), p. B10. 
 
 
"How Conservative is David Dewhurst?," Texas Tribune (March 28, 2012). 
 
 

"How Conservative is David Dewhurst?," Texas Tribune (July 25, 2012). 

 
 
"How Partisan are Texas State Senators?," Texas Tribune (February 28, 2012). 
 
 

"The Diversity of Latin American Democracy," World Politics Review (March 20, 2012), pp. 9-

14. 

 
 
"The Extent of Ideological Differences in Six Texas GOP Primaries," Texas Tribune (May 7, 2012). 
 
 
"The Primacy of the Primaries: Vote Now or Forever Hold Your Peace," Houston Chronicle (May 27, 2012), p. B10. 
 
 
“Comparing the CD-14 Candidates,” Texas Tribune (November 2, 2012). 
 
 
“Pleasing Some Lawmakers Some of the Time,” Texas Tribune (December 18, 2012). 
 
 
"How Partisan are Texas House Members?," Texas Tribune (July 8, 2011). 
 
 

"Impulsando la Representación de las Mujeres: La Opción de Cuotas de Género,” Ciudadanía/2.0: Transformando Iberoamérica (July 25, 2011). Title translation: “Promoting the Representation of Women: The Gender Quota Option.” 

 
 
"Liberals and Conservatives in the 2011 Texas House of Representatives," James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University (September 2011). 
 
 
"Perry as a (Very Conservative) Democrat", Texas Tribune (July 25, 2011). 
 
 
"The GOP Flipped on Tuition Issue, but Perry Hasn't," Texas Tribune (September 27, 2011). 
 
 
“Strategic Posture Review: Argentina,” World Politics Review (March 2011), pp. 1-7. 
 
 
"Argentina 2011," Americas Quarterly (4:4, Fall 2010), pp. 30-34. 
 
 

"The Administration of President Cristina Fern¿ndez de Kirchner: Past Smooth Sailing, Current Stormy Waters, and Future Uncertain," Global Dialogue. (2008). With Juan Pablo Micozzi.

 
 

"From Néstor to Cristina: Argentina and the Kirchners," Global Dialogue (Volume 10, 2008),

pp. 90-96. With Juan Pablo Micozzi. 

 
 
"Conducted Energy Device Program Performance Audit," City of Houston, Office of the City Controller, Report No. 2008-09 (September 2008). Project Director, J. David Ahota, Mir-Fox & Rodriguez, P.C. Audit Team Member.
 
 "Democracia: El Más Apremiante Desafío," Estrategia & Negocios, (Diciembre 2007), pp. 16-23. Title translation: "Democracy: The Most Urgent Challenge."
 
 "Reforming Macho Politics/La Reforma de la Política de Machos," published in 2007 in English (Daily Times, Karachi, Pakistan, November 6; Journal of Turkish Weekly, Ankara, Turkey, November 11) and Spanish (Clarín, Bueno Aires, Argentina, November 5; Diario Expreso, Guayaquil, Ecuador, November 2; La Nación, San José, Costa Rica, November 4; El Nuevo Diario, Managua, Nicaragua, November 11; La Prensa, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá, November 10; El Tiempo, Bogotá, Colombia, November 26; Boletín de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Ciencia Política, December). With Bjørn Lomborg.
 
 "Consolidating Kirchner's Control: The 2005 Elections in Argentina," ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America (V:1, Spring/Summer 2006), pp. 6-8.
 
 Let's Take City Elections Out of Hands of Very Few," Houston Chronicle (February 16, 2006), p. B7.
 
 "The Desirability of Gender Quotas: Considering Context and Design," Politics & Gender (1:4, December 2005), pp. 645-52.
 
 "The 2005 Argentine Elections," FOCALPOINT: Spotlight on the Americas (4:10, November/December 2005), pp. 8-9.
 
 

Crisp, Brian F., Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, Bradford S. Jones, Mark P. Jones, and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson "Vote-Seeking Incentives and Legislative Representation in Six Presidential Democracies." The Journal of Politics, 66:3 (2004) : 823-46..

 
 Books
 

Mark P. Jones, William Earl Maxwell, and Ernest Crain, with Morhea Lynn Davis, Christopher Wlezein, and Elizabeth N. Flores "• Texas Politics Today: 2017-2018 Edition (18th Edition)." Cengage

 
 

Electoral Laws and the Survival of Presidential Democracies. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1995.

 
 Book chapters
 

Mark P. Jones "Mauricio Macri." Britannica Book of the Year 2016. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., pp. 40-41.: 40-41.

 
 

"Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2014. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 2014, pp. 388-89. 

 
 
“Immigration Policy and Partisan Politics in the State Legislatures: 2010-2012,” in Tony Payan and Erika de la Garza, eds., Undecided Nation: Political Gridlock and the Immigration Crisis, New York: Springer, 2014. With Benjamin Chou. 
 
 
"Latin America," in Gretchen Bauer and Manon Tremblay, eds., Women in Executive Power: A Global Overview. New York: Routledge, 2011, pp. 105-21. With Tiffany D. Barnes. 
 
 
"Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2013. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 2013, pp. 388-89. 
 
 
“Argentina’s Unrepresentative and Unaccountable Congress Under the Kirchners,” in Moira B. MacKinnon and Ludovico Feoli, eds., Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies: Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society. New York: Routledge, 2013, pp. 40-74. With Juan Pablo Micozzi. 
 
 
"Presidentialism and Legislatures," in Peter Kingstone and Deborah J. Yashar, eds., Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics. New York: Routledge, 2012, pp. 21-32. 
 
 
"Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2012. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2012, pp. 364-65. 
 
 
"Vote-Seeking Incentives and Legislative Representation in Six Presidential Democracies," in David M. Farrell and Matthew S. Shugart, eds., Electoral Systems, Volume 5. New York: Sage Publications, 2012, pp. 273-96. Previously published. With Brian F. Crisp, Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, Bradford S. Jones, and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson 
 
 
"Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2011. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2011, pp. 363-64. 
 
 
"Argentina: Resilience in the Face of Challenges," in Daniel H. Levine and José E. Molina, eds., The Quality of Democracy in Latin America: Theory and Cases. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011, pp. 63-82. With Juan Pablo Micozzi. 
 
 
"Control, Concertación, Crisis y Cambio: Cuatro C Para Dos K en el Congreso Nacional," in Andrés Malamud and Miguel De Luca, eds., La Política en Tiempos de Los Kirchner. Buenos Aires: Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires, 2011, pp. 47-59. Title translation: "Control, Concert, Crisis and Change: Four Cs for Two Ks in the National Congress." With Juan Pablo Micozzi. 
 
 
"Beyond the Electoral Connection: The Effect of Political Parties on the Policymaking Process," in Carlos Scartascini, Ernesto Stein, and Mariano Tommasi, eds., How Democracy Works: Political Institutions, Actors, and Arenas in Latin American Policymaking. Washington, D.C.: Inter-American Development Bank and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, 2010, pp. 19-46. 
 
 
"Democracy in Latin America, Challenges and Solutions: Party and Party System Institutionalization and Women's Legislative Representation," in Bjørn Lomborg, ed., Latin American Development Priorities: Costs and Benefits. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 13-44. 
 
 
"La Representación de las Mujeres en la Asamblea Nacional de Panamá: Diagnóstico, Buenas Prácticas y Propuestas de Reforma," in Harry Brown Araúz, ed., Las Reformas Electorales en Panamá: Claves de Desarrollo Humano Para la Toma de Decisiones. Panama City, Panama: Programa de las Naciones Unidas Para el Desarrollo, 2010, pp. 275- 316. Title translation: "The Representation of Women in the National Assembly of Panama: Diagnosis, Best Practices and Reform Proposals." 
 
 
"Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2010. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2010, p. 365. 
 
 
"Una Revisión de las Consecuencias Políticas de las Primarias: Un Estudio Sobre las Elecciones de Gobernador en Argentina", in Igor Vivero Ávila, ed., Democracia y Reformas Políticas en México y América Latina. Toluca, Mexico: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Instituto Electoral del Estado de México, y Instituto de Administración Pública del Estado de México, 2010, pp. 247-66. Previously published in Spanish. Title translation: "Revisiting the Political Consequences of Primaries: A Study of Governor Elections in Argentina." With Miguel De Luca and María Inés Tula. 
 
 
"Los Partidos Políticos y la Institutionalización del Sistema Partidista en América Latina," in Leticia Heras Gómez and John A. Booth, eds., Perspectivas para la Democracia en América Latina. Toluca, México: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, 2009, pp. 257-75. Title translation: "Political Parties and Party System Institutionalization in Latin America." 
 
 
"El Proceso de Elaboración de Políticas en El Salvador," in Gabriela Inchauste, Héctor Morena, and Ernesto Stein, eds., Hacía la Generación de Más Oportunidades: Fundamentos para una Agenda de Desarrollo Económico y Social en El Salvador. Washington D.C.: Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, 2009, pp. 541-81. Title translation: "The Policy Elaboration Process in El Salvador." With Fernando Straface.
 
 

"Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2009. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. (2009).

 
 "Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2008. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2008, p. 366.
 
 "Cristina Fern¿ndez de Kirchner," in Britannica Book of the Year 2008. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2008, pp. 79-80.
 
 "Leyes de Cuota y Listas de Partido: Evaluaci¿n del Impacto de las Listas Cerradas Vs. Listas Abiertas," in Marcela R¿os, ed., Mujer y Pol¿tica. El Impacto de las Cuotas de G¿nero en Am¿rica Latina. Santiago de Chile: FLACSO, 2008, pp. 203-19. Title translation: "Quota Laws and Party Lists: Evaluation of the Impact of Closed Lists Vs. Open Lists."
 
 "Political Parties: Latin America," in Peter N. Stearns, ed., Encyclopedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 178-79
 
 "The Recruitment and Selection of Legislative Candidates in Argentina," in Peter M. Siavelis and Scott Morgenstern, eds., Pathways to Power: Political Recruitment and Candidate Selection in Latin America. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008, pp. 41-75.
 
 "Fortalecimiento de los Partidos Pol¿ticos," in Ernesto Stein, Osmel Manzano, H¿ctor Morena, and Fernando Straface, eds., M¿s Crecimiento, M¿s Equidad: Prioridades de Desarrollo en Guatemala. Washington, D.C.: Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, 2008, pp. 151-80. Title translation: "Strengthening the Political Parties." With Fernando Straface.
 
 "De Internas, Aparatos, y Punteros. La Selecci¿n de Candidatos a Diputados Nacionales en la Argentina, 1983-2005," in Flavia Freidenberg and Manuel Alc¿ntara S¿ez, eds., Selecci¿n de Candidatos, Pol¿tica Partidista y Rendimiento Democr¿tico. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Aut¿noma de M¿xico. Title translation: "Of Primaries, Machines, and Ward Bosses. The Selection of National Deputy Candidates in Argentina, 1983-2005." (Forthcoming 2009). With Miguel De Luca and Mar¿a In¿s Tula.
 
 

De Luca, Miguel, Jones, Mark P., and Maria Ines Tula "De Internas, Aparatos, y Punteros, La Seleccion de Candidatos a Diputdos en Argentina, 1983-2005." Seleccion de Candidatos, Politica Partidista, y Rendimiento Democratico (2007) Submitted

 
 "Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2007. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2007, pp. 360-61.
 
 "Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2008. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. (Forthcoming 2008).
 
 "Cristina Fernández de Kirchner," in Britannica Book of the Year 2008. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. (Forthcoming 2008).
 
 orale"Ley de Cuotas y Elección de las Mujeres: Lecciones a Partir de la Experiencia en Costa Rica," in Nélida Archenti and María Inés Tula, eds., Sistemas Elects y Representación: Cuotas de Género en América Latina. Buenos Aires: Editorial Heliasta. Previously published in English. Title translation: "Quota Legislation and the Election of Women: Lessons from the Costa Rican Experience." (Forthcoming 2008).
 
 "The Recruitment and Selection of Legislative Candidates in Argentina," in Scott Morgenstern and Peter M. Siavelis, eds., Pathways to Power: Political Recruitment and Candidate Selection in Latin America. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press. (Forthcoming 2008).
 
 "Congress, Political Careers, and the Provincial Connection," in Pablo T. Spiller and Mariano Tommasi, The Institutional Foundations of Public Policy in Argentina: A Transactions Cost Approach. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 53-88. With Sebastián Saiegh, Pablo T. Spiller, and Mariano Tommasi.
 
 "Jefes Provinciales de Partido: Piedra Angular del Congreso Argentino," in , eds.,Sergio Emilozzi, Mario Pecheny, and Martín Unzué, eds., La Dinámica de la Democracia: Representación, Instituciones y Ciudadanía en Argentina. Buenos Aires: Prometeo Libros, 2007, pp. 217-47. Previously published in English. Title translation: "Provincial Party Bosses: Keystone of the Argentine Congress." With Wonjae Hwang.
 
 

"Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2007. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. (2007).

 
 Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2006. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2006, pp. 362-63.
 
 "Provincial Party Bosses: Keystone of the Argentine Congress," in Steven Levitsky and María Victoria Murillo, eds., Argentine Democracy: The Politics of Institutional Weakness. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005, pp. 115-38. With Wonjae Hwang.
 
 "Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2005. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2005, pp. 362-64.
 
 ∑ "Argentina," in Dieter Nohlen, ed., Elections in the Americas: A Data Handbook, Volume II (South America). New York: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 59-122. With Martín Lauga and Marta León-Roesch.
 
 "The Future of Federalism in Mexico: Lessons From Argentina and Brazil," in Matthew Soberg Shugart and Jeffrey Weldon, eds., Federal and Presidential Democracy in Mexico. With David J. Samuels.
 
 

Adrogue, Gerardo, and Mark P. Jones "Argentina." Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: A Historical Encyclopedia (2004) : 505-14.

 
 

Jones, Mark P. "Argentina." Britannica Book of the Year 2004 (2004) : 362.

 
 

Jones, Mark P. "La Politica Partidaria Provincial y la Camara de Diputados de la Nacion." Acciones para la Transparencia: Un Caso Practico (2004) : 27-33.

 
 

Jones, Mark P. "Nestor Kirchner." Britannica Book of the Year 2004 (2004) : 84.

 
 

Jones, Mark P., and Wonjae Hwang "Provincial Party Bosses: Keystone of the Argentine Congress."  (2005) In Press

 
 Book reviews
 

Mark P. Jones "A review of Daniel Brinks, Marcelo Leiras, and Scott Mainwaring (eds.) Reflections on Uneven Democracies: The Legacy of Guillermo O’Donnell." Bulletin of Latin American ResearchIn Press

 
 
A review of Roderic Ai Camp's The Metamorphosis of Leadership in Democratic Mexico, in The American Review of Politics (32, Winter 2011-2012), pp. 358-60. 
 
 
A review of Mona Lena Krook's Quotas for Women in Politics: Gender and Candidate Selection Reform Worldwide, in Perspectives on Politics (8:2, June 2010), pp. 704-05. 
 
 

Jones, Mark P. " A review of Scott Mainwaring and Timothy R. Scully's (eds.) Christian Democracy in Latin America: Electoral Competition and Regional Conflicts." Latin American Politics Society, 46:3 (2004) : 138-43.

 
 Refereed conference papers
 
“Immigration Policy and Partisan Politics in the State Legislatures: 2010-2012,” presented at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s Latin America Initiative sponsored conference, “Immigration Reform: A System for the 21st Century,” Houston, Texas, April 9, 2013. With Benjamin Chou. 
 
 
"The Use of Electronic Technology and Legislative Representation in the Mexican and U.S. States: Nuevo León and Texas," presented at the Third Annual Symposium on the Mexico- U.S. Border, "Creating a 21st Century Border: Border Technologies," Rice University, Houston, Texas, April 25-27, 2012. With Jorge Francisco Aguirre Sala. 
 
 
"The Transformation of the Party System in the Lone Star State: A View From the Texas House," presented at the 12th Annual State Politics and Policy Conference, Houston, Texas, February 16-18, 2012. With Tiffany D. Barnes. 
 
 
"Gender Quotas, Electoral Laws, and the Election of Women in Latin America: Evaluating Prior Conclusions with New Evidence," presented at the Midwest Political Science Association National Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 12-15, 2012. With Santiago Alles and Carolina Tchintian. 
 
 
“Partisan Dynamics and Representation in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies,” presented at the Tulane University Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) sponsored symposium, “Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions & Democracies”, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 24, 2011. 
 
 
“The Emergence of a Partisan Legislature: The Texas House, 1973-2011,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Antonio, Texas, April 21- 23, 2011.
 
 
"The Evolution of Women's Presence in the Executive Branch: Latin America," presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, Washington, September 1-4, 2011. With Tiffany D. Barnes. 
 
 
"The Political Culture of the Argentine Political Class and Argentina's Strategic Culture," presented at the Florida International University Applied Research Center sponsored "Argentina Strategic Culture Workshop," Miami, Florida, February 4, 2010. 
 
 
"District Magnitude and Multipartism in Presidential Systems: The Crucial Impact of Electoral Timing," presented at the Annual National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2-5, 2009. With Tiffany D. Barnes. 
 
 
"Government and Opposition in Argentina, 1989-2007: Understanding Inter-Party Dynamics Through Roll Call Vote Analysis," prepared for the symposium "New Frontiers on Institutional Research in Latin America, German Institute of Global Affairs (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany, May 5-6, 2008. With Wonjae Hwang and Juan Pablo Micozzi. 
 
 
"Consecuencias Políticas de las Leyes Electorales en América Latina sobre la Elección de Mujeres a Cargos de Elección Popular," presented at the Instituto Electoral del Estado México sponsored international seminar "Democracia y Reformas Políticas en México y América Latina: Perspectiva, Situación Actual y Tendencias," Toluca, México, November 26-27, 2007. Title translation: "The Political Consequences of Electoral Laws in Latin America for the Election of Women to Public Office." 
 
 
"Democracy in Latin America, Challenges and Solutions: Political Party Institutionalization and Women's Legislative Representation," presented at the "Consulta de San José 2007: Copenhagen Consensus for Latin America and the Caribbean," INCAE Business School, Alajuela, Costa Rica, October 22-25, 2007. 
 
 

"Democracy in Latin America, Challenges and Solutions: Political Party Institutionalization and Women's Legislative Representation," presented at the "Consulta de San José 2007: Copenhagen Consensus for Latin America and the Caribbean: Youth Forum," INCAE Business School, Alajuela, Costa Rica, October 22-25, 2007. 

 
 
"Gender Quotas and the Election of Women: Evidence From the Latin American Vanguard," presented at the XXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, September 5-8, 2007. 
 
 
"Gender Quotas, Electoral Laws, and the Election of Women: Evidence From the Latin American Vanguard," presented at the "2nd Regional Latin Americanist Conference," Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, October 18-19, 2007. 
 
 
"Political Parties and Party Systems in Latin America," presented at the "Symposium on the Prospects for Democracy in Latin America," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, April 5-6, 2007. 
 
 
"Assessing the Quality of Democracy in Argentina: An Empirical Approach," presented at the XXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, September 5-8, 2007. With Juan Pablo Micozzi. 
 
 
"Using Cosponsorship and Roll Call Data to Compare Revealed Preferences in the Argentine and U.S. Congresses," presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 2007. With Eduardo Alemán, Ernesto Calvo, and Noah Kaplan. 
 
 
"Split-Ticket Voting in the 2000 and 2006 Mexican General Elections," presented at the "Conferencia: Las Elecciones 2006 en México," Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City, Mexico, April 26-27, 2007. With Raúl González and Juan Pablo Micozzi. 
 
 Conference papers
 "Quota Laws and Party Lists: Assessing the Impact of Closed Vs. Open Lists in Latin America," presented at the FLACSO Chile sponsored conference on "Cuotas en América Latina: El Impacto en la Representación Política de las Mujeres," Santiago, Chile, November 14, 2006.
 
 The Electoral Link Between Presidents and Assemblies: Coattail Effects in Presidential Democracies," presented at the National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 20-23, 2006. With David Samuels.
 
 "Ethnic/Racial Heterogeneity as a Proxy for Salient Political Cleavages: Issues and a Test Case from the US Cities," presented at the National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 20-23, 2006. With Greg Vonnahme.
 
 The Evolution of Party Politics in Texas, 1973-2006: Tracing the Emergence of a Partisan Legislature," presented at the University of California-Berkeley Center on Institutions and Governance and University of California-San Diego Department of Political Science sponsored "Conference on Legislative Behavior in Europe, the US and Beyond," La Jolla, CA, April 14-15, 2006. Center of Institutions & Governance Working Paper #23. With Juan Pablo Micozzi and Greg Vonnahme.
 
 "The Evolution of Party Politics in Texas, 1973-2006: Tracing the Emergence of a Partisan Legislature," presented at the “International Conference Political Center or Periphery: Legislatures and Parliaments in the 21st Century,” Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, July 7-8, 2006. With Juan Pablo Micozzi and Greg Vonnahme.
 
 Machine Politics and Party Primaries: The Use and Consequences of Primaries within a Clientelist Political System," presented at the conference on "Mobilizing Democracy," Russell Sage Foundation, New York, New York, January 20-21, 2006. With Miguel De Luca and María Inés Tula.
 
 "Machine Politics and Party Primaries: The Use and Consequences of Primaries Within a Clientelist Political System," presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 1-4, 2005.
 
 "From Difference to Disadvantage: Men and Women in Latin American Legislatures," presented at the National Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2005. With Mala Htun.
 
 "The Role of Parties and Party Systems in the Policymaking Process," presented at the workshop on "State Reform, Public Policies, and Policymaking Processes," Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., February 28-March 2, 2005.
 
 "The Future of Federalism in Mexico: Lessons From Argentina and Brazil," presented at the conference on "Democratic Institutions in Latin America: Implications for Mexico's Evolving Democracy," University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, March 5-6, 2005. With David J. Samuels.
 
 Dictionary or Encyclopedia Entries
 

"Argentina," in Britannica Book of the Year 2015.  Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.,  2015, pp. 388-89.

 
 Other
 

Mark P. Jones "3 Incumbents Have Reason to Sweat a Bit this February." The Hill (February 4, 2016)

 
 

Mark P. Jones "Candidate’s Legislative Records Offer Insights to Primary Voters." TribTalk: Perspectives on Texas (January 25, 2016)

 
 

Mark P. Jones "How a Controversial Candidate Can Wind Up Representing 1.8 million Texans." The Hill ((May 11, 2016))

 
 

Mark P. Jones "Informed Voters Have a Shot at Affecting Primaries." San Antonio Express-News (January 29, 2016)

 
 

Mark P. Jones "Informed Voters Have a Shot at Affecting Primaries." Houston Chronicle (January 29, 2016)

 
 

Mark P. Jones "The Decline of Democratic Influence in the Texas House." TribTalk: Perspectives on Texas (October 19, 2016)

 
 

Renee Cross, Jim Granato and Mark P. Jones "In Revising Texas’ Voter ID Law, Put Greater Focus on Educating Public." Austin American-Statesman (July 26, 2016)

 
 

“The Texas Voter ID Law and the 2014 Election: A Study of Texas’s 23rd Congressional District,” a joint University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy and Rice University James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy report (August 2015).  With Bill Hobby, Jim Granato and Renée Cross

 
 

“A Texas Take on Ted Cruz’s Presidential Bid,” The Hill (March 27, 2015).

 
 

“Argentina Went to the Polls on Sunday.  Here are 7 Insights from those Elections,” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage) (October 27, 2015).

 
 

“Here’s What You Need to Know About Argentina’s 2015 Federal Election,” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage) (August 20, 2015).

 
 

“How Conservative is too Conservative?, TribTalk: Perspectives on Texas (February,10 2015).

 
 

“If Not Victory for Rick Perry, At Least Redemption The Hill (June 4, 2015).

 
 

“In the GOP, Two Definitions of the Ideal Conservative,” TribTalk: Perspectives on Texas (December 23, 2015).

 
 

“Light at the End of the Tunnel in Argentina,” The Hill (April 22, 2015).

 
 

“Rick Perry Stands Up to Coyotes -- and Donald Trump,” The Hill (July 31, 2015).

 
 

“Seeing Red in the Texas Senate,” TribTalk: Perspectives on Texas (October 5, 2015).

 
 

“The 2015 Texas House, From Left to Right,” TribTalk: Perspectives on Texas (July 7, 2015).

 
 

“The 2015 Texas Senate, From Left to Right,” TribTalk: Perspectives on Texas (July 14, 2015).

 
 Conducted Energy Device Program Performance Audit, City of Houston. Report No. 2009-09.
 
 Recordings
 

“What Makes Texans in Washington Different,” TribTalk: Perspectives on Texas (April 21, 2015).

 
Presentations
 Conference Committee Member
 Participant, "Roundtable on The Electoral Year in Latin America: An Assessment of Political Change," Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 4-7, 2007.
 
 Section Chair, Comparative Poltiics, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association.
 
 

"Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association: Comparative Democratization Section." Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (August 2006)

 
 

"Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association: Latin American Politics Section." Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia. (January 2006)

 
 

"Internal Party Rules, Candidate Selection, and Party Politics in Democratizing Countries." XXX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (March 15-18, 2006)

 
 Conference Paper
 

"“Tweeting in the Lone Star State: Locating State Politicians in a Common Space Using Twitter Followers,” presented at the 16th Annual State Politics and Policy Conference, Richardson, Texas, May 19-21, 2016.  With Santiago Alles.."

 
 

“Tweeting in the Lone Star State: Locating State Politicians in a Common Space Using Twitter Followers,” presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 16-19, 2015.  With Santiago Alles.

 
 

·“Women’s Representation in the Argentine National and Subnational Governments,” presented at the “Women and Leadership in Latin America Conference”, Rice University, Houston, Texas, April 10-11, 2015.  With Tiffany Barnes.

 
 Invited Papers
 
"Cuotas, Leyes Electorales y la Elección de Mujeres en América Latina," presented at the Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, September 25, 2009. Title translation: "Quotas, Electoral Laws and the Election of Women in Latin America." 
 
 
"Las Elecciones Presidenciales y Legislativas de 2012 en los Estados Unidos," a series of presentations given as part of a United States Department of State funded program in Argentina in September of 2012: Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (Buenos Aires, September 17), Centro para la Apertura y el Desarrollo de América Latina (Buenos Aires, September 17), Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, September 17), Escuela de Posgrado del Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal (Buenos Aires, September 18). Title translation: "The 2012 Presidential and Legislative Elections in the United States." 
 
 
"Latin America Political Trends: Implications for the Energy Sector," presented at the United States Department of State/Overseas Security Advisory Council sponsored "Energy Sector Meeting, Focus: Latin America," Houston, Texas, January 28, 2010. 
 
 
"Participación de las Mujeres en la Política," presented at the Asamblea Nacional de Panamá, Panama City, Panama, March 26, 2010. Title translation: "The Participation of Women in Politics." 
 
 
"The 2010 Elections in Texas," presented for the Rice Owls Mentors Eating Out (ROMEO), Houston, Texas, October 22, 2010. 
 
 
"The 2012 Federal and State Elections: Predictions and Projections," presented for the Tejas Breakfast Club, Houston, Texas, September 6, 2012. 
 
 
"The Politics of Immigration Reform in 2010: From D.C. to Austin," presented for the Association of Rice Alumni, Dallas/Fort Worth Speaker Series, Dallas, Texas, August 18, 2010. 
 
 
“Global Electoral Systems and the Representation of Women,” presented at the caucus on “Tackling the 800-lb Gorilla: From Suffrage to Parity,” League of Women Voters of the United States National Convention, Dallas, Texas, June 7, 2014. 
 
 
“Immigration Reform, Hispanics, and the Future of the Republican Party in Texas and the United States,” presented at the National Federation of Republican Women Region 4 Conference, “Focusing on the Future,” Sugar Land, Texas, May 17, 2013. 
 
 
“Immigration Reform, Hispanics, and the Future of the Republican Party in Texas and the United States,” presented to the Texas House Republican Caucus, Austin, Texas, January 29, 2013, and Texas Public Policy Foundation, Austin, Texas, January 29, 2013. 
 
 
“Reviewing the 2014 Primaries and Looking Ahead to November,” presented for the Cy-Fair Republican Women, Cypress, Texas, May 13, 2014. 
 
 
“The 2014 Electoral Cycle and the Future of Partisan Politics in Texas,” presented for the Rice University Lawyer Alumni Speaker Series, Houston, Texas, May 22, 2014.
 
 
“U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America: 2013,” presented at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, Houston, Texas, October 14, 2013. 
 
 
“Understanding the Workforce Needs and Challenges of Rural and Agricultural Employees in Texas,” presented at the Texas Department of Agriculture, Austin, Texas, December 12, 2013. 
 
 
“A Review of the 2013 Legislative Session and a Look Ahead to the 2013 City Elections and 2014 Elections in Harris County and Beyond,” presented for the Houston Contractors Association, Houston, Texas, September 26, 2013. 
 
 
“Is Texas Turning from Red to Blue?,” presented for the Baker Institute Associate Roundtable, Houston, Texas, September 5, 2013. 
 
 
“The 2012 Election, 2013 Legislative Session, and Future of Party Politics in Texas,” presented for the Cypress-Tomball Democrats, Cypress, Texas, January 15, 2013. 
 
 

"A View From the Home Stretch: Projecting the 2012 Election Results,” presented for the Houston Chapter of CoreNet Global, Houston, Texas, November 2, 2012. 

 
 
"Perry 2012: Prospects for Rick Perry in the Republican Primary and Beyond," presented for the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club, Houston, Texas, July 26, 2011. 
 
 
“La Participación Política de las Mujeres en la Región: Influencia de la Cuotas de Género en la Promoción y Ejercicio de sus Derechos Políticos,” presented at the Organization of American States (OAS), Mexican Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE), and International IDEA sponsored Quinta Jornada Interamaerican Electoral, November 28, 2012, Mexico City, Mexico. Title translation: “The Political Participation of Women in the Region: The Influence of Gender Quotas on the Promotion and Exercise of their Political Rights.” 
 
 
“The 2012 Elections: An Overview,” presented at the Tarleton State University sponsored seminar, “American Elections and the Future of American Politics,” Stephenville, Texas, November 8, 2012. 
 
 
“The Cuba Issue and U.S. and Latin American Foreign Policy,” presented at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, Houston, Texas, April 6, 2011. 
 
 
"The 2010 Presidential Election in Brazil," presented at the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce sponsored "Brazil Presidential Elections in October," Houston, Texas, July 28, 2010. 
 
 
" El Sistema Político de los E.E.U.U.: Análisis de la Administración de Obama," a series of presentations given as part of a United States Department of State funded program in Costa Rica in March of 2009: Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (San José, March 23), United States Embassy (San José, March 23), Universidad de Costa Rica (San José, March 23), Asamblea Legislativa de Costa Rica (San José, March 24), Universidad Nacional (Heredia, March 24). Title translation: "The U.S. Political System: Analysis of the Obama Administration." 
 
 
"Argentina's Federalization of Energy Policy Experiment," presented at the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy sponsored conference "Energy, Policy, and Politics: The Changing Energy Landscape in Latin America," Rice University, Houston, Texas, February 26, 2009.
 
 
"Gobierno vs. Oposición: Las Relaciones Inter-Partidarias en la Cámara de Diputados de la Nación," presented at the Universidad Católica Argentina (co-sponsored by the Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Político), Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 5, 2009. Title translation: "Government vs. Opposition: Inter-Party Relations in the National Chamber of Deputies." 
 
 
"La Administración de Obama: Retos Nacionales y Relaciones con América Latina," a series of presentations given as part of a United States Department of State funded program in Honduras in March of 2009: United States Embassy (Tegucigalpa, March 26), Universidad Tecnólgica de Honduras (Tegucigalpa, March 26), Universidad Católica de Honduras (Tegucigalpa, March 27), Colegio de Defensa Nacional (Tegucigalpa, March 27). Title translation: "The Obama Administration: Domestic Challenges and Relations with Latin America." 
 
 
"Las Instituciones Políticas," presented at the Inter-American Development Bank, International Montetary Fund, and World Bank sponsored conference "Día de El Salvador," Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., April 14, 2009. Title translation: "The Political Institutions." 
 
 
"Modern Populism in Latin America: From Perón to Chávez," presented at the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Workshops, Suzanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, Houston, Texas, March 5, 2009. 
 
 
"Participación de la Mujer en la Política Panameña," presented at the Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo sponsored meeting "Aportes para las Reformas Electorales en Panamá: Claves de Desarrollo Humano para los Tomadores de Decisiones," Panama City, Panama, May 25, 2009. Title translation: "The Participation of Women in Panamanian Politics." 
 
 
"An Analysis of Conductive Energy Device Use by the Houston Police Department," presented at the University of Houston Center for Public Policy, Houston, Texas, November 19, 2008. With Jim Granato and William Reed. 
 
 

""Government and Opposition in Argentina, 1989-2007: "Understanding Inter-Party Dynamics Through Roll Call Vote Analysis"." Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (May 12, 2008)

 
 "Consecuencias Políticas de las Leyes Electorales en América Latina sobre la Elección de Mujeres a Cargos de Elección Popular," presented at the Instituto Electoral del Estado México sponsored international seminar "Democracia y Reformas Políticas en México y América Latina: Perspectiva, Situación Actual y Tendencias," Toluca, México, November 26-27. Title translation: "The Political Consequences of Electoral Laws in Latin America for the Election of Women to Public Office."
 
 "Democracy in Latin America, Challenges and Solutions: Political Party Institutionalization and Women's Legislative Representation," presented at the "Consulta de San Jose; 2007: Copenhagen Conensus for Latin America and the Caribbean: Yourth Forum," INCAE Business School, Alajuela, Costa Rica, October 22-25, 2007.
 
 "Democracy in Latin America, Challenges and Solutions: Political Party Institutionalization and Women's Legislative Representation," presented at the "Consulta de San José 2007: Copenhagen Conensus for Latin America and the Caribbean," INCAE Business School, Alajuela, Costa Rica, October 22-25, 2007
 
 "Gender Quotas, Electoral Laws, and the Election of Women: Evidence From the Latin American Vanguard," presented at the "2nd Regional Latin Americanist Conference," Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, October 18-19, 2007
 
 "Political Parties and Party Systems in Latin America," presented at the "Symposium on the Prospects for Democracy in Latin America," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, April 5-6, 2007.
 
 "Split-Ticket Voting in the 2000 and 2006 Mexican General Elections," presented at the "Conferencia: Las Elecciones 2006 en México," Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City, Mexico, April 26-27, 2007. With Raúl González and Juan Pablo Micozzi.
 
 Invited Talks
 

""Texas Politics Today in 2016," presented at Central Texas College, Killeen, Texas, September 9, 2016.."

 
 

"“Elections 2016: Presidential and Congressional Races and an Overview of Texas Politics,” presented as part of the Rice University Baker Institute Roundtable Dialogue, Houston, Texas, October 11, 2016.."

 
 

"“Party Politics and Primaries in Texas & the 2016 Presidential Contest,” presented for the Rice University School of Social Sciences Advisory Board, Houston, Texas, April 13, 2016.."

 
 

"“Shifting Political Undercurrents and Their Consequences,” presented at the Texans Standing Tall 2016 Statewide Summit, Austin, Texas, August 3, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Battle for Control of the White House and the U.S. Congress,” presented for Clean Line Energy Partners, August 30, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Battle for Control of the White House,” presented for Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s Roundtable Young Professionals, Houston, Texas, August 23, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Elections and Implications for the Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress in 2017,” presented at the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston, Texas, May 17, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Elections and Implications for the Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress in 2017,” presented at the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston, Texas, May 17, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Elections and Implications for the Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress,” presented for the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston, Texas, November 9, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Elections: A Review and Look Ahead to the 2017 Legislative Sessions in D.C. and Austin,” presented for the Tejas Breakfast Club, Houston, Texas, November 17, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Elections: Federal, State, and Local”, presented at the residence of the Cónsul General of Spain, Houston, Texas, October 20, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Elections: Federal, Texas, & Harris County,” presented for Wonder Women Houston, Houston, Texas, September 13, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Elections: Federal, Texas, & Harris County,” presented for the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church Venturers, Houston, Texas, September 13, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Elections: From Clinton vs. Trump to the DFW House Races, and Everything in Between,” presented as part of the Association of Rice Alumni’s “Classroom Connect on the Road”, Dallas, Texas, October 26, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Elections: From Clinton vs. Trump to the DFW House Races, and Everything in Between,” presented as part of the Association of Rice Alumni’s “Classroom Connect on the Road”, Fort Worth, Texas, October 26, 2016."

 
 

"“The 2016 Elections: From the White House to the Harris County Court House,” presented for the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Houston, Texas, November 10, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Presidential and Congressional Elections,” presented for the Chevron Retirees Association Unocal Gulf Coast Alumni Club, Sugar Land, Texas, September 14, 2016.."

 
 

"“The 2016 Presidential, Congressional, and State Elections,” presented at Tarrant County College, Hurst, Texas, October 25, 2016.."

 
 

 “Looking Ahead to the First Macri Biennium in Argentina,” presented for the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research sponsored “Analytic Exchange on Argentina,” Washington, D.C., December 4, 2015.

 
 

“Politics & Elections in Texas: Conservative State, Republican State,” presented at the Texas Oil & Gas Association’s (TXOGA) 2015 Lone Star Forum, Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2015.

 
 

“The 2014 Elections and the 2015 Legislative Session in Texas,” presented for the West University Area Democratic Club, Houston, Texas, March 11, 2015.

 
 

“The 2015 Elections in Houston: Mayor, HERO, and City Council,” presented for The Breakfast Club, Houston, Texas, August 18, 2015.

 
 

 “The Texas Voter ID Law and the 2014 Election in CD-23,” presented for the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy Advisory Board,” University of Houston, Houston, Texas, June 1, 2015.

 
 

“U.S. Cuba Policy and the Future of Normalization,” presented for The Nathan Hale Foreign Policy Society, Houston, Texas, March 18, 2015.

 
 

 “A Preview of the 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Election & the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election,” presented for the Houston Realty Business Coalition, Houston Texas, May 21, 2015.

 
 

The City of Houston 2015 Elections,” presented for the Rotary Club of Houston, Houston, Texas, November 12, 2015

 
 

""An Analysis of Conductive Energy Device Use by the Houston Police Department"." University of Houston Center for Public Policy, Houston, Texas. (November 19, 2008) With Jim Granato and William Reed

 
 

""Elecciones Presidenciales de Estados Unidos 2008,"." Fundaci¿n Convocar, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (April 5, 2008)

 
 

""Elecciones Presidenciales en los Estados Unidos en 2008,"." "Rice University and Argentina: Education in the Southern Cone", Buenos Aires, Argentina. (April 3, 2008)

 
 

""Elecciones en EE.UU: An¿lisis de los Candidates, Sus Equipos, y la Implicancias Globales,"." Consultatio Asset Management, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (October 23, 2008)

 
 

""Las Primarias de 2008 en los EEUU: Dos Elecciones Re¿idas,"." Universidad Francisco Marroqu¿n, Guatemala City, Guatemala. (January 23, 2008)

 
 "Electoral Systems, Gender Quotas, and the Election of Women in Latin America," presented at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, January 31, 2007.
 
 "Relaciones Entre los Estados Unidos y Argentina: Análisis y Perspectivas," presentation given for the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, Turisimo y Inversiones de la Provincia de Chubut, Argentina, Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, May 18, 2007. Title translation: "United States and Argentine Relations: Analysis and Perspectives."
 
 

"Argentine Politics Today: Short Term Vision, Populist, and Kirchnerista (until the Crisis of 2008/9/10)." United States Department of State sponsored "Ambassadorial Seminar on Argentina for E. Anthony Wayne, Washington, D.C.. (October 11, 2006)

 
 

"Guatemala." Houston World Affairs Council, Houston, Texas. (June 14, 2006)

 
 

"The Rise of the Left in Latin America." Contemporary Global Issues Summer Institute of the Houston World Affairs Council, Houston, Texas. (July 25, 2006)

 
 Democracy, Corruption, and Economic Policy in Latin America," presented at the Stewart Title Latin America STAR Conference 2005, Houston, Texas, November 30, 2005.
 
 ∑ "Elecciones, Partidos Políticos y Representación," presented at the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional sponsored "II Foro de Gobernabilidad: Los Procesos Electorales," La Antigua, Guatemala, April 21, 2005.
 
 "Estudios de Posgrado en los Estados Unidos," presented at the roundtable "Ciencia Política: Como Conseguir Becas para Estudios de Posgrado en el Exterior" at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 10, 2005.
 
 La Política Exterior de los EE.UU. en América Latina: El Peso de la Política Interna," presented for the Centro de Estudio y Participación para el Desarrollo Local y Regional (CEPADE), Bahia Blanca, Argentina, June 10, 2005.
 
 "Las Elecciones Internas Abiertas y Su Impacto Político," presented at the Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 31, 2005. Title translation: "The Political Impact of Open Primary Elections."
 
 Las Relaciones Entre los Estados Unidos y la Argentina Despúes de la Cumbre," presented for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Fundación Universitaria del Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 9, 2005.
 
 "Partidos Políticos y Sistemas de Partidos en América Latina," presented at the Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, November 4, 2005. Title translation: "Political Parties and Party Systems in Latin America."
 
 "Political Parties, Party Systems, and the Policy Process," presented at the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., January 11, 2005.
 
 ∑ "The Vázquez Administration (2005-2010)," presented at the U.S. Department of State sponsored "Conference on Uruguay: New Directions Under a Vázquez Administration and the Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy," Rosslyn, VA, January 14, 2005.
 
 

"Gobierno Local en los EEUU: Desde la Campa?a Hasta la Gestion Local Government in the USA: From the Campaign to Governance." Municipality of Junin, Argentina, Junin, Argentina. (05/28/04)

 
 

"Gobierno y Oposicion: Patrones de Voto Legislativo en la Argentina (1989-2003) Government and Opposition: Patterns of Legislative Voting in Argentina (1989-2003)." Universidad del CEMA, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (06/07/04)

 
 

"Government and Opposition in Argentina, 1989-2004: Understanding Inter-Party Dynamics Through Roll-Call Vote Analysis." University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. (November 5, 2004) With Wonjae Hwang

 
 

"Reforma Electoral y Sistemas ElectoralesElectoral Reform and Electoral Systems." Argentine Federation of Lawyers (the equivalent of the ABA in the US), Buenos Aires, Argentina. (06/08/04)

 
 

"Reforma Politica y el Congreso Political Reform and the Congress." Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (05/27/04)

 
 

"Regional Economic and Political Outlook." Stewart Title Attorney Referral Network Conference, Houston, Texas. (11/30/04)

 
 

"Sistemas Electorales y Participacion Politica Electoral Systems and Political Participation." Senate of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, La Plata, Argentina. (06/09/04)

 
 

"The Sub-National Research Strategy: Benefits and Limitations." Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. (10/28/04)

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

"“Mujeres y Política: Alcances y Desafíos de las Leyes de Paridad,” presented for the Dirección Nacional Electoral (DINE) of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 28, 2016.  ."

 
 

“Texas Politics & Legislative Policy: Looking Back at 2015 & Ahead to 2016,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Presidents of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT), Bastrop, Texas, September 20, 2015.

 
 
“Cuotas de Género, Leyes Electorales y la Elección de Mujeres a Cargos Legislativos en América Latina,” keynote address to the IV Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Mexicana de Estudios Parlamentarios, Mexico City, Mexico, April 17, 2013. Title translation: Gender Quotas, Electoral Laws and the Election of Women to Legislative Seats in Latin America.”
 
 "Hugo Chávez and Leftist Political Trends: Implications for the Energy Sector," presentation given at the United States Department of State/Overseas Security Advisory Council sponsored "Energy Sector Meeting," Houston Texas, August 20, 2007.
 
 "The Left in Latin America: Not All the Mangoes are the Same," presented as part of the Keynote Panel of the 2007 CLACS Undergraduate Student Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, March 28, 2007.
 
 

"El Sistema Electoral de los Estados Unidos de América." Colegio de Abogados del Estado de Lara, Barquisimeto, Venezuela. (June 8, 2006)

 
 

"El Sistema Electoral de los Estados Unidos de América." Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela. (June 7, 2006)

 
 

"El Sistema Electoral de los Estados Unidos de América." Escuela de Ciudadanos, Caracas, Venezuela. (June 6, 2006)

 
 

"El Sistema Electoral de los Estados Unidos de América." Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela. (June 6, 2006)

 
 

"El Sistema Electoral de los Estados Unidos de América." Centro Venezolano Americano de Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela. (June 5, 2006)

 
 

"El Sistema Electoral de los Estados Unidos de América." Universidad Arturo Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela. (June 9, 2006)

 
 

"El Sistema Electoral de los Estados Unidos de América." Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela. (June 6, 2006)

 
 

"Rafaela y el Mundo, la Busqúeda de Nuevas Oportunidades." Cámara de Industriales Metalúrgicos, Rafaela, Argentina. (May 8, 2006)

 
 

"The 2006 Elections in Brazil." Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on "Exploring the Impact of Brazil's Upcoming National Elections on Energy and Trade in the Americas, Houston, Texas. (June 23, 2006)

 
 Lectures
 

""Federalism and Local Politics," presented for the Shandong Province Delegation, Houston, Texas, August 24, 2016.."

 
 

""Legislative and Judicial Politics in the United States," presented for the delegation from the Municipality of Qingdao, August 15, 2016.."

 
 

""Macroeconomic Trends and the Political Cycle," presented for the delegation from Shandong Province, August 24, 2016.."

 
 

"“The Candidates, Parties and How We Got Here,” presented as part of the Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies series “Inside the 2016 Elections”, Houston, Texas, September 22, 2016.."

 
 

Participant, Latin American Roundtable Series panel on “Argentina’s Outlook,” Council on Foreign Relations, New York, New York, December 2, 2015.

 
 

""Evita and Juan Per¿n: Argentina and Evita's Legacy,"." Rice University Advanced Placement Summer Institute, Houston, Texas. (June 25, 2008)

 
 "Evita and Juan Perón: Eight Years and Eternity," presented at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX, March 14, 2007
 
 "Moving to the Left? Politics and Elections in Latin America," presented at the 2007 Rice University Alumni College Weekend, Houston, TX, February 24, 2007.
 
 Other
 

"CEDS and Houston: What do the Statistics Say." City of Houston (City Council Session), Houston, Texas. (September 8, 2008) With Jim Granato and William Reed

 
 Panelist
 

"Participant, panel on “Constitution Day”, Lone Star College, Tomball, Texas, September 15, 2016.."

 
 

"Participant, panel on “The Rise of Populist Nationalism in Europe and the U.S.,” James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, November 29, 2016. ."

 
 

Panel Discussant, “Gender and Politics,” Analyzing Latin American Politics Conference, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, November 14, 2014.

 
 

Participant, panel on “Low Voter Turnout in Harris County”, League of Women Voters of the Houston Area, Houston, Texas, February 26, 2015.

 
 
Participant, Greater Houston Partnership sponsored panel, “Election Analysis 2012,” Houston, Texas, November 7, 2012. 
 
 
Participant, Association of Rice Alumni sponsored Rice Day 2013 in Austin panel on the 83rd Session of the Texas Legislature, Austin, Texas, March 26, 2013. 
 
 

Participant, panel on “Reflections on the Argentine Case”, at the Universidad de San Andrés sponsored conference on “Comparative Federalism and Subnational Politics,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 5, 2013.

 
 

Participant, Greater Houston Partnership sponsored panel, "Redistricting & The Texas Primaries," Houston, Texas, March 21, 2012. 

 
 
Participant, 2012 Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Annual Meeting panel, "The 83rd Texas Legislature: A Brave New World," Houston, Texas, September 9, 2012.
 
 
Participant, Houston Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists sponsored roundtable, "Does the Media Treat All Candidates Fairly?," Houston, Texas, April 20, 2010. 
 
 
Participant, Greater Houston Partnership sponsored panel, "Post-Election Analysis," Houston, Texas, November 3, 2010. 
 
 
Panel Discussant, "Women, Movements and Political Leadership," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 2-5, 2010. 
 
 
Panel Discussant, "Party Nationalization," Annual National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2-5, 2009. 
 
 
Panel Discussant, "The Impact of Gender Quotas: Descriptive, Substantive, and Symbolic Representation," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada, September 3-6, 2009. 
 
 

Panel Discussant, "Electoral Volatility," Annual National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2-5, 2009. 

 
 

""Panel Discussion. Election 2008: How the World Views the United States,"." Suzanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (October 2, 2008)

 
 "Assessing the Quality of Democracy in Argentina: An Empirical Approach," presented at the XXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, September 5-8, 2007. With Juan Pablo Micozzi.
 
 "Gender Quotas and the Election of Women: Evidence From the Latin American Vanguard," presented at the XXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, September 5-8, 2007.
 
 Discussant, "Parties and Legislatures in Comparative Perspective," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL., August 30-September 2, 2007.
 
 Discussant, "Parties and Campaigns in Latin America," Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 4-7, 2007.
 
 "Using Cosponsorship and Roll Call Data to Compare Revealed Preferences in the Argentine and U.S. Congresses," presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL., August 30-September 2, 2007. With Eduardo Alemán, Ernesto Calvo, and Noah Kaplan.
 
 

"Calidad de la democracia en América Latina: Re-evaluando conceptos y casos II." XXX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (March 15-18, 2006)

 
 

"Electoral Systems and Campaigns in Latin America." National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois. (April 20-23, 2006)

 
 

"Impacto de las Cuotas en Argentina." FLACSO Chile sponsored conference on "Cuotas en América Latina: El Impacto en la Representación Política de las Mujeres,", Santiago, Chile. (November 14, 2006.)

 
 

"Party Organizations in Argentina." XXX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (March 15-18, 2006)

 
 ∑ Panel Discussant, "Electoral Institutions in Ethnically Divided Societies," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 1-4
 
 Panel Discussant, "Party Systems and Institutionalization in a Comparative Context," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 1-4, 2005.
 
 

"Party Government in Presidential Democracies: Extending Cartel Theory Beyond the U.S. Congress." the National Meeting of the Midwest Political Science, Chicago, Illinois. (04/15/04) With Wonjae Hwang.

 
 

"Political Recruitment for the Legislative Branch in Argentina." XXV Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. (October 8, 2004)

 
 

"Political Recruitment for the Legislative Branch in Argentina." XXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. (11/09)

 
 Session Chair
 

"“Not So Distant Neighbors: A Political Overview,” part of the conference on “U.S.-Cuba Relations Beyond 2016: Trade, Investment and Political Outlooks,” James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy,October 27, 2016.."

 
 

"Moderator, “Campaign 2016: Analyzing Where the Candidates Stand on the Issues: Domestic Policy,” James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, February 16, 2016.."

 
 
Moderator, "Fort Bend County Candidate Forum for Asian American Voters: Fort Bend County Sheriff and Texas House District 26", Sugar Land, Texas, October 4, 2012. 
 
 
Moderator, "Harris County Candidate Forum for Asian American Voters: Texas House Districts 137 and 149," Houston, Texas, October 8, 2012. 
 
 
Moderator, "Keynote Address by The Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives," at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas sponsored conference: "Perspectives on the Texas Legislature: 2013," Rice University, Houston, Texas, October 3, 2012.
 
 
Moderator, Vecinos Lecture Series, "Venezuela: Challenges for the New President," James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas, November 17, 2011. 
 
 
Moderator, "The Government's Role in Promoting and Preserving Peace," at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy's Americas Project sponsored conference, "Beyond the Absence of War: Peace and Stability in the Americas of the 21st Century," Rice University, Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2009. 
 
 Rapporteur, for the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional sponsored "II Foro de Gobernabilidad: Los Procesos Electorales," La Antigua, Guatemala, April 21, 2005.
 
 Workshops
 

"Political Careers in Argentina at the National, Provincial, and Municipal Levels." Political Careers in Multi-Level Systems, Kloster Seeon, Germany. (07/02/04)

 
 

"The Recruitment and Selection of Legislative Candidates in Argentina." Pathways to Power: Political Recruitment and Democracy in Latin America, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (04/03/04)

 
Editorial Positions
 Member of the Editorial Board, Ralph Bunche Journal of Public Affairs. (2016 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Latin American Politics. (2016 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Korean Journal of Social Science. (2016 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Colombia Internacional. (2016 - 2016)

 Other, Various journals and publishers. (2014 - 2014)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Multiple Journals. (2015 - 2015)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Korean Social Science Journal. (2010 - 2010)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Colombia Internacional. (2014 - 2014)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Colombia Internacional. (2014 - 2014)

 Member of the Editorial Board, American Journal of Political Science. (2007 - 2007)

 Member of the Editorial Board, The Journal of Politics. John Geer. (2005 - 2005)

 Member of the Editorial Board, American Journal of Political Science. (2008 - 2008)

 Member of the Editorial Board, American Journal of Political Science. (2006 - 2006)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Politics in Latin America. (2008 - 2008)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Revista Argentina de Ciencia Política. (2005 - 2005)

 Member of the Editorial Board, The Journal of Politics. (2006 - 2006)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Ralph Bunche Journal of Public Affairs. (2008 - 2008)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Revista Argentina de Ciencia Política. (2006 - 2006)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 K. Copeland., BA NA. (2004) (Thesis Director)

 Casie Copeland, B.A. Thesis. (2005) (Thesis Director)

 Ernesto Aguayo, Ph.D. Thesis. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Robert "Tripp" Parks, B.A. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Jonathan Robinson, Ph.D. Ph.D. Thesis. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Greg Vonnahme, Ph.D. Ph.D. Thesis. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Paru Shah, Ph.D. Ph.D. Thesis. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Karen Yang, Ph.D. Ph.D. Thesis. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Adriana Crocker, Ph.D. Ph.D. Thesis. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Silvina Danesi, Ph.D. Ph.D. Thesis. (2006) (Thesis Co-Director)

 Miguel Centellas, Ph.D. Ph.D. Thesis. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Hrishikesh Hari, B.A. Senior Thesis Director, Hrishikesh Hari. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Annie Conderacci, B.A. Senior Thesis Director, Annie Conderacci. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Robert "Tripp" Parks, B.A. Senior Thesis Director, Robert "Tripp" Parks. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Raúl Cipriano González, Ph.D. Doctoral Dissertation Director, Raúl Cipriano González. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Silvina Danesi, Ph.D. Doctoral Dissertation Co-Director, Silvina Danesi (Universite de Montreal). (2007) (Thesis Co-Director)

 Jonathan Robinson, Ph.D. Doctoral Dissertation Director, Jonathan Robinson. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Greg Vonnahme, Ph.D. Doctoral Dissertation, Committee Member, Greg Vonnahme. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Greg Vonnahme, Ph.D. Doctoral Thesis. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Leila Bighash, Ph.D. Pre-Dissertation Advisor. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Stephanie Burchard, Ph.D. Pre-Dissertation Advisor. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Tiffany Barnes, Ph.D. Pre-Dissertation Advisor. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Akitaka Matsuo, 2008 Doctoral Thesis. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Juan Pablo Micozzi, Ph.D. Doctoral Thesis. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Jonathan Robinson, Ph.D. Doctoral Thesis. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Anne Conderacci, BA Undergraduate Honors Thesis. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Hrishikesh Hari, BA Undergraduate Honors Thesis. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Edward Swidriski, BA Undergraduate Honors Thesis. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Ra¿l Gonz¿lez, Ph.D. Doctoral Thesis. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Vivian Roza, Ph.D. Doctoral Thesis. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Silvina Danesi, Ph.D. Doctoral Thesis. (2008) (Thesis Co-Director)

 Santiago Alles, PhD NA. (2017) (Thesis Director)

 Bernardo Perez, PhD NA. (2017) (Thesis Director)

 Carolina Tchintian, PhD NA. (2017) (Thesis Director)

 David Hughes, PhD NA. (2017) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Paru Shah, Ph.D. Thesis. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Jonathan Robinson, Ph.D. Thesis. (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Alan Saxe Award for the Best Paper on State and Local Politics Presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association., Southwestern Political Science Association (2007)

Positions Held
 Member, American Political Science Association. (2011 - 2012)