Spring 2019 Office Hours: By appt.
- A Seat at the Table: Congresswomen's Perspectives on Why their Presence Matters. (with Kelly Dittmar and Susan J. Carroll, Oxford University Press, 2018).
- "Representation Matters: Women in the U.S. Congress." 2017. CAWP report (coauthored)
- "Gender and Electoral Politics in the United States.” 2015. Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. (with Kelly Dittmar)
- “Why Not a Woman of Color? The Candidacies of U.S. Women of Color for Statewide Executive Office.” 2015. In Oxford Handbooks Online, ed. Desmond King. New York: Oxford University Press.
- "Electing Women of Color: The Role of Campaign Trainings" 2015, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy
- More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to the State Legislatures, with Susan J. Carroll, 2013, Oxford University Press.
- "Poised to Run: Women's Pathways to the State Legislatures" with Susan J. Carroll and Debbie Walsh, 2009, Center for American Women and Politics.
- “Do Gender Stereotypes Transcend Party? ” with Kathleen Dolan. 2009, Political Research Quarterly
- Where Women Run: Gender and Party in the American States (University of Michigan Press, 2006)
- Democrats, Republicans, and the Politics of Women's Place (University of Michigan Press, 2002)
American politics, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Parties, Elections, Public Opinion, and State Politics
Spring 2019: Advanced Topics in Women and Politics
Gender, Race, and the American Party System*
This course examines party scholarship related to race/ethnicity and gender. How do studies of gender, race, and ethnicity intersect with party scholarship? We will consider whether attention to gender and race/ethnicity can contribute to party theory and we will debate the usefulness of party scholarship for understanding gender/race/ethnic politics. We will ask if gender and race issues have been incorporated into the U.S. party system, under what conditions, and with what consequences, and whether the major parties help or hinder representation for women and racial/ethnic minorities. Do race/ethnicity and/or gender drive U.S. party politics? Are race and gender issues excluded from party politics? Do race and gender compete with party to organize American politics? We will compare research on gender with research on race and investigate the limited research on the intersection of gender and race. We will primarily focus on the most recent scholarship related to parties, race, and gender. We will also consider the role of intersectional theorizing in this research area.
*This class is supported by DataCamp, the most intuitive learning platform for data science.