Merike Blofield - 03/2017

Merike Blofield, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

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 APPOINTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

Director University of Miami Women’s and Gender Studies Program


BIO

Merike Blofield is associate professor of political science (Ph.D. at UNC-Chapel Hill, 2003). A native of Finland, she has lived in Canada, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and the United States. Blofield has published two-single-authored books (Care Work and Class: Domestic Workers’ Struggle for Equal Rights in Latin America, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012; The Politics of Moral Sin: Abortion and Divorce in Spain, Chile and Argentina, Routledge, 2006), and one edited volume (The Great Gap: Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution in Latin America, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011). Care Work and Class won the National Women’s Studies Association Sara A. Whaley Book Award for 2013. Among other journals, she has published in Comparative Politics, Latin American Research Review and Social Politics, and has directed projects funded by the Ford Foundation (2007-2009) and Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do São Paulo (2012). 


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Comparative politics
    Latin American politics
    Gender and politics
    Social and labor policies


COURSES TAUGHT

POL 202 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POL 340/WGS 344 Introduction to Gender and Politics
POL 385/LAS 360 Latin American Politics and Society
POL 584 Contemporary Latin American Politics senior seminar
POL 598/WGS 410 Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics: Sex, Babies and the State
POL 598 Gender and Politics in Comparative Perspective senior seminar


TEACHING EVALUATIONS

Blofield Fall 2013 POL 385 Course Evaluations
Blofield Fall 2013 POL 598 Course Evaluations