• Paru Shah
  • Paru Shah
  • Office: Hickman 301
  • CV

  • Specialties:

    Women and Politics, Race and Ethnic Politics, American Politics

  • Bio:

    Paru Shah 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, paths to office, and descriptive and substantive representation, particularly in state and local offices. She is currently working on the 5th edition of Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Influence with Julie Dolan (Macalester College) and Michele Swers (Georgetown University). Her articles have appeared in such journals as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Women, Politics and Policy and Politics, Groups and Identities. Paru received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her Ph.D. from Rice University. She was previously Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She also served as an elected official for 10 years on the Shorewood, WI School Board.

  • Teaching:

    Race, Gender and American Politics 790:395

  • Publications:

    Shah, Paru, Eric Gonzalez Juenke, and Bernard Fraga. (2022). “Here Comes Everybody: Using a Data Cooperative to Understand the New Dynamics of Representation.” PS: Political Science and Politics, 55(2): 300-302.

    Phillips, Christian Dyogi, Paru Shah and Patrick Vossler. (2022). “Immigrants, Intersectionality and the Politics of Substantive Representation.” Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, 43(1): 64-81.

    Wichowsky. Amber, Paru Shah, Amanda Heideman. (2022). “Call and Response? Neighborhood Inequality and Political Voice.” Urban Affairs Review, 58(4): 1182-1197.

    Dolan, Julie, Paru Shah and Semilla Stripp. (2021). “Missing the Wave? Women Congressional Candidates who Lost in the 2018 Election.” In R. d Geus, P. Loewen, E. Tolley and E. Goodyear Grant (eds.) Women in Politics, Women in Leadership. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

  • Research:

    Women and Politics, Race and Ethnic Politics, American Politics

  • Hickman 301