McClintock's books include: Electoral Rules and Democracy in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2018); (with Fabian Vallas), The United States and Peru: Cooperation at a Cost (Routledge, 2003); Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: El Salvador's FMLN and Peru's Shining Path (U.S. Institute of Peace, 1998); (co-edited with Abraham F. Lowenthal), The Peruvian Experiment Reconsidered (Princeton University Press, 1983); and Peasant Cooperatives and Political Change in Peru (1981). McClintock was elected President of the Latin American Studies Association (1994-1995). In 2018, she won the Elliott School's Harry Harding Teaching Award for sustained teaching excellence. In 2019, she won the award for faculty research mentorship from George Washington University and the lifetime achievement award of the Peru Section of the Latin American Studies Association. In 2020, with Joseph Cerrone, she was awarded a grant for research on runoff vs. ranked-choice voting from the Electoral Reform Research Group of the NGO New America.