Building on scholarship on migration and gender in the United States, this article revisits previous findings on the intersection of gender, migration, and political engagement and extends the analysis to a city in a European context, Madrid. By comparing the political practices of first generation Ecuadorian men and women in New York City and Madrid, I demonstrate that contextual differences in these cities, such as immigration law and linguistic characteristics, produced different paths for immigrant political participation with respect to gender: a divergent one in New York City, and convergent one in Madrid.

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