Christina Ewig is Associate Professor in the Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies and Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interest in the Human Rights Initiative lies mainly in its incorporation of social and economic rights into the rubric of human rights. Her research focuses on gender and social policy reform in Latin America, specifically the degree to which market-oriented health reforms have helped or hindered gender equitable access to the social right to health care. She is the author of Second Wave Neoliberalism: Gender, Race and Neoliberal Health Sector Reform in Peru (Penn State Press, 2010). She has also carried out research on the politics of health reform in Chile, Colombia and Mexico with the support of a Fulbright New Century Scholars fellowship. Her articles have appeared in Social Politics, the Latin American Research Review, Feminist Studies, and Social Science & Medicine. She teaches courses on women and welfare in comparative perspective, global feminisms (including feminist movements that center on human rights) and Latin American politics.