Current position: Fulbright-Schuman Distinguished Professor of Political Science

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Previous professional affiliations: Portland State University

Education: Ph.D. University of California San Diego; B.A. University of California Riverside

Other professional activities: Co-Editor of the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy

Research interests: Governing Institutions in Europe and Russia, with a particular focus on women’s leadership, electoral systems, and political parties.

Recent publications (if relevant – max. 5)

  • The Inclusion Calculation: Why Men Appropriate Women’s Representation. 2019. Oxford University Press. Winner of the 2020 APSA Victoria Schuck Award for the best book on women and politics published in 2019
  • The Character of Democracy: How Institutions Shape Politics, with Richard Clucas. 2014. Oxford University Press.
  • “Women’s Representation in the Highest Court: A Comparative Analysis of the Appointment of Female Judges,” with Christopher Shortell. 2016. Political Research Quarterly. 69.4: 865-876
  • “Electoral Institutions and the Manifestation of Bias: The Effect of the Personal Vote on the Representation of Women.” 2013. Politics & Gender. 9.1: 76-92
  • “A Deterrent to Diversity: The Conditional Effect of Electoral Rules on the Nomination on Women Candidates.” 2012. Electoral Studies. 31.4: 740-749.

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