Peer Reviewed 

Invited to Revise and Resubmit

Córdova, Abby and Jonathan Hiskey. “Development Context and the Political Behavior of Remittance Recipients in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Comparative Politics


Hiskey, Jonathan, Abby Córdova, Mary Malone, and Diana Orcés. 2018. “Leaving the Devil You Know: Crime Victimization, U.S. Deterrence Policy, and the Emigration Decision in Central America.” Latin American Research Review 53(3). pdf 

Córdova, Abby and Gabriela Rangel. 2017. “Addressing the Gender Gap: The Effect of Compulsory Voting on Women’s Electoral Engagement.” Comparative Political Studies 50 (2): 171–199. pdf

  • Co-authored with a graduate student at the University of Kentucky

Barnes, Tiffany and Abby Córdova. 2016. Making Space for Women: Explaining Citizen Support for Legislative Gender Quotas in Latin America. Journal of Politics 78(3): 670–686. pdf

  • Winner of the Midwest Political Science Association’s 2017 Sophonisba Breckinridge Award for best paper on women and politics.

Córdova, Abby and Matthew Layton. 2016. “When Is Delivering the Goods Not Good Enough? How Economic Disparities in Latin American Neighborhoods Shape Citizen Trust in Local Government.” World Politics 68(1): 74-110. pdf  supplemental materials

Córdova, Abby and Jonathan Hiskey. 2015. “Shaping Politics at Home: Cross-Border Social Ties and Local-Level Political Engagement.” Comparative Political Studies 48(11): 1454-1487. pdf 

Córdova, Abby. 2011. “The Role of Social Capital in Citizen Support for Government Action to Reduce Economic Inequality.” Journal of International Sociology 41 (2): 28-50. (Special Issue on Political Inequality in Latin America) pdf

Córdova, Abby and Mitchell A. Seligson. 2010. “Economic Shocks and Democratic Vulnerabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Latin American Politics and Society 52 (2): 1-35. pdf

Córdova, Abby and Mitchell A. Seligson. 2010. “Governance and Support for Stable Democracy in Latin America.” Journal of Democracy 2: 28-46. (In Spanish) pdf

Córdova, Abby and Mitchell A. Seligson. 2009. “Economic Crisis and Democracy in Latin America.” PS: Political Science & Politics 42 (4): 673-678. pdf

In Preparation for Special Issues

Córdova, Abby. “How Gang Activity in Neighborhoods Undermines Democracy: Impacts on Political Participation in El Salvador.” Latin American Research Review (special issue titled “Criminal Governance and Societal Resistance in Latin America,” expected publication date: Spring 2018)

  • Paper presented at the 2017 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) conference in a featured panel co-sponsored by the Latin American Research Review and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Córdova, Abby. “The Effect of Gang Activity on Trust in Government: Evidence from El Salvador.” América Latina Hoy published by the University of Salamanca, Spain (expected publication date: December 2017)

  • Special issue on Central America