Emily Jackson

Graduate Student


I am a Ph.D. student in comparative politics with a regional focus on Latin America and a minor in US politics. Prior to starting my PhD, I earned a B.A. with Honors at William & Mary, and I was a project manager for the Teaching, Research, and International Policy Project. I have also studied and supported field research in La Plata, Argentina, and Medellín, Colombia.

Research Focus

My research interests include social movements, reproductive politics, public opinion, and gender in Latin America and the US. I am particularly interested in exploring the conditions under which states adopt progressive reproductive policies, whether those be pro-contraception family planning policies in the 1960s or abortion decriminalization in 2020. My work has been supported by the Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.