- Kira Sanbonmatsu
- Professor, Senior Scholar, Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics
- Subfield: American Politics, Women & Politics, Race and Ethnic Politics
- Office: Hickman Hall - 609
- Phone: 848-932-8798
Women and Politics, American Politics
- Graduate Content:
- Program in American Politics
- Program in Women and Politics
- Race and Ethnic Politics
Kira Sanbonmatsu is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Her research interests include gender, race/ethnicity, parties, public opinion, and state politics. Her most recent book, coauthored with Kelly Dittmar and Susan J. Carroll, is A Seat at the Table: Congresswomen's Perspectives on Why Their Presence Matters (Oxford University Press, 2018). She is also the coauthor (with Susan J. Carroll) of More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to the State Legislatures (Oxford University Press, 2013). Sanbonmatsu coauthored the CAWP reports Representation Matters: Women in the U.S. Congress (2017) and Poised to Run: Women's Pathways to the State Legislatures (2009). She is also the author of Where Women Run: Gender and Party in the American States (University of Michigan Press, 2006) and Democrats, Republicans, and the Politics of Women's Place (University of Michigan Press, 2002). Her articles have appeared in such journals as American Journal of Political Science, Politics & Gender, and Party Politics. She co-edits the CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics at the University of Michigan Press with Susan J. Carroll. Sanbonmatsu received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She was previously Associate Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University.
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Matos, Yalidy, Stacey Greene, and Kira Sanbonmatsu. Forthcoming. “The Politics of ‘Women of Color’: A Group Identity Worth Investigating.” Politics, Groups & Identities.
Greene, Stacey, Yalidy Matos, and Kira Sanbonmatsu. Forthcoming. “Women Voters and the Utility of Campaigning as ‘Women of Color.’” Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy.
Matos, Yalidy, Stacey Greene, and Kira Sanbonmatsu. 2021. “Do Women Seek ‘Women of Color’ for Public Office? Exploring Women’s Support for Electing Women of Color.” Political Research Quarterly. 74 (2): 259-273. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1065912920971793
Dittmar, Kelly, Kira Sanbonmatsu, and Susan J. Carroll. 2018. A Seat at the Table: Congresswomen’s Perspectives on Why Their Presence Matters. New York: Oxford University Press.
Race and Ethnic Politics
Women and Politics
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