Jennifer Pribble, Ph.D.

jpribble@richmond.edu

University of Richmond

Address: 28 Westahampton Way

City: Richmond, Virginia - 23173

Country: United States

About Me:

Jenny Pribble is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Studies at the University of Richmond. Her research focuses on issues of comparative political economy and her book, Welfare and Party Politics in Latin America (2013, Cambridge University Press) explains why some Latin American states have been more effective than others at reforming social policy in a universalistic direction. Jenny’s new research project analyzes subnational variation in public health quality and access in Chile. Jenny’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Latin American Research Review, the American Sociological Review, Comparative Politics, and Studies in Comparative International Development. She is quoted in multiple newspaper articles about Latin American politics and in 2019 she was invited to pen an OpEd for the Financial Times. Jenny received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008.

Research Interests

Latin American And Caribbean Politics

Health Politics and Policy

Political Economy

Development

Comparative Social Policy

Subnational Politics

Welfare State

Political Parties

Political Representation

Countries of Interest

Chile

Uruguay

Argentina

Publications:

Books Written:

(2013) Welfare and Party Politics in Latin America, Cambridge University Press

Systems of social protection can provide crucial assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable groups in society, but not all systems are created equally. In Latin America, social policies have historically exhibited large gaps in coverage and high levels of inequality in benefit size. Since the late 1990s, countries in this region have begun to grapple with these challenges, enacting a series of reforms to healthcare, social assistance, and education policy. While some of these initiatives have moved in a universal direction, others have maintained existing segmentation or moved in a regressive direction. Welfare and Party Politics in Latin America explores this variation in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Venezuela, finding that the design of previous policies, the intensity of electoral competition, and the character of political parties all influence the nature of contemporary social policy reform in Latin America.

Media Appearances:

Radio Appearances:

(2019) BFP Radio

Ten minute interview about the origins of Chile's 2019 protests.

(2019) BeFM Radio, Morning Wave

Pribble discusses ongoing protests in Chile, Piñera's cabinet reshuffle, inequality, and the APEC summit.

(2019) BeFM Radio, Morning Wave

Pribble discusses the 2019 Argentine elections, answering questions about president-elect Alberto Fernández, former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and Argentina's ongoing economic crisis.

Newspaper Quotes:

(2019) Foreign Policy

Pribble discusses the difficulties of calming Chile's protests.

(2019) Bloomberg News

Pribble discusses the origins of Chile's protests.

(2019) Associated Press

Pribble discusses Piñera's proposal to calm the protests. Picked up by more than 100 outlets.

(2019) Associated Press

Pribble discusses protests that brought more than 1 million people in to the streets of Santiago, Chile.

(2019) Associated Press

Pribble discute las elecciones en Uruguay y la campaña presidencial. Entrevista en español.

(2019) Associated Press

Pribble discusses the first round election results in Uruguay's 2019 presidential race. Story picked up by more than 100 outlets.

(2019) Associated Press

Pribble discusses President Sebastián Piñera's decision to declare a state of emergency and deploy the military during Chilean protests. Story picked up by more than 300 outlets.

(2019) Bloomberg News

Pribble discusses Sebastián Piñera's decision to cancel the 2019 APEC summit.

(2019) Diario Financiero

Una nota de Pribble, publicado en los Financial Times, está citado.

(2019) Associated Press

Pribble comments on the likely foreign policy orientation of newly-elected president Alberto Fernández in Argentina.

(2019) Associated Press

Pribble discusses President Sebastián Piñera's decision to invoke the National Security Council to address Chile's protests.

(2019) La Nación

Pribble discute la decisión del President Sebastián Piñera de invocar al Consejo Nacional de Seguridad.

(2018) Education Week

Quoted to provide a description of how Chile's school choice system works.

(2018) Education Week

Quoted about Chile's education system in the context of Secretary DeVos' visit.

(2017) New Republic

Discussion of Betsy Devos' confirmation as Education Secretary.

(2017) New Republic

Discussion of Betsy DeVos' education policy proposals

(2017) Salon

Discussion of Chile's school choice policies and lessons for the United States.

(2017) La Segunda

Interview about President Sebastian Piñera's victory in Chile.

(2015) NACLA

Discussion of President Mauricio Macri's victory in Argentina.

Blog Posts:

(2019) The Globe Post

Discussion of President Mauricio Macri's presidency and growing poverty in Argentina.

(2019) The Conversation

Pribble analyzes Argentina's 2019 presidential campaign and the victory of Peronists Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

(2019) The Conversation, España

Traducción de la nota sobre las elecciones presidenciales in Argentina (2019).

(2019) Woodrow Wilson Center Latin America Program

Pribble responds to questions about Chile's protests, with the Woodrow Wilson Center, Latin America Program.

(2017) Washington Post Monkey Cage

Analysis of Chile's second round presidential election in December, 2017.

(2017) Washington Post Monkey Cage

Comparison of Chile's school choice policies with proposals made by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

(2016) Washington Post Monkey Cage

Analysis of President Patricio Aylwin's rule on Chile's new democracy.

Other:

(2019) Financial Times

Pribble writes commissioned OpEd about the origins of Chile's protests.

(2019) Foreign Policy Newsletter

Pribble is quoted about President Sebastián Piñera's decision to cancel the APEC and COP25 summits.

(2019) Por Esto Newsletter

Pribble discute la campaña presidencial en Uruguay y los resultados de la primera vuelta.

(2018) Fareed Zakaria GPS

Research from my book, 'Welfare and Party Politics in Latin America,' was featured in Fareed Zakaria's opinion piece about the Brazilian elections and Jair Bolsonaro's likely victory.

(2018) The Pool, Online Publication

Quoted about the lower house vote to legalize abortion in Argentina.

(2017) Zero Hour Radio Program

An interview about school choice programs in Chile and the United States.