Spring 2017 Contributors

Below you can find information on the contributors for the forthcoming Spring 2017 issue of the Newsletter. This issue will be available to members of APSA's Comparative Politics Section in Spring 2017 and to nonmembers in Fall 2017. Become a member today.

Symposium: Women/Gender and Politics

Tiffany Barnes

Tiffany Barnes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on political institutions and gender and politics, with an emphasis on Latin America. She has published articles in numerous journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Politics & Gender, and PS: Political Science & Politics. In addition, she has published an edited volume and a book. Her book, Gendering Legislative Behavior: Institutional Constraints and Collaboration, was published with Cambridge University Press. In 2017 she won the Emerging Scholar Award from the Midwest Women's Caucus for Political Science. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Elin Bjarnegård

Elin Bjarnegård is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Development Studies in the Department of Government at Uppsala University in Sweden. She is also affiliated to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. Her research focuses on various aspects of gender politics, including issues related to parties, electoral laws, and political recruitment; the explicit gendering of men and masculinities; the adoption of gender equality policies; and attitudes towards and dynamics of violence during conflict. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as Comparative Politics, Politics, Groups and Identities, Representation, Government and Opposition, the Journal of Gender Studies, International Interactions, Social Politics, and Foreign Affairs, she has also published an edited volume and two books. Her first book, Men in Politics: Revisiting Patterns of Gendered Parliamentary Representation in Thailand and Beyond, was published with Uppsala University. Her second book, Gender, Informal Institutions and Political Recruitment: Explaining Male Dominance in Parliamentary Representation, was published with Palgrave Macmillan. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Charles Crabtree

Charles Crabtree is a graduate student (expected 2018) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on various aspects of repression and discrimination in comparative, American, and international politics. He has published articles in a wide variety of journals, including the British Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, the Journal of Open Source Software, the Journal of Peace Research, Personality and Individual Differences, PLOS ONE, Research & Politics, and Sociological Science. His research has been funded by the Making Electoral Democracy Work project and the Swedish Research Council. More information can be found at his website and on his Google scholar profile.

Kostanca Dhima

Kostanca Dhima is a graduate student (expected 2019) in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on gender and politics in a comparative context, with a particular emphasis on women’s legislative representation and gender and race consciousness. In addition to looking at various aspects of the supply and demand of women’s legislative representation, she is also conducting online voting experiments to examine measures of gender/race consciousness and to investigate the factors that influence the demand for descriptive and substantive representation. More information can be found at her website.

Olle Folke

Olle Folke is a Lecturer in the Department of Government at Uppsala University. His research focuses on applied political economics, women and politics, and environmental politics. He has published articles in many of the discipline’s leading journals, including the American Economic Review, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Politics, and Politics & Gender. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Omar García-Pons

Omar García-Pons is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on the political economy of development, with an emphasis on political behavior, crime, and conflict. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, and the Journal of the European Economic Association. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.


Jessica Gottlieb

Jessica Gottlieb is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M's Bush School of Government and Public Service. Her research focuses on democratic accountability in poor countries, with an emphasis on Africa. She has published articles in a variety of journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and World Development. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation; the International Growth Centre; the Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law; EGAP's Metaketa program; the Center for Effective Global Action; the Conflict and Development Center; and Stanford’s Global Underdevelopment Action Fund. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Alice Kang

Alice Kang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research focuses on gender politics with an emphasis on Africa. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Perspectives on Politics, Politics & Gender, Women's Studies International Forum, and Africa Today, Alice has also published a book, Bargaining for Women's Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy, with the University of Minnesota Press. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan is a Ph.D. candidate (expected 2017) in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the political economy of development, women’s representation, electoral politics and party-voter linkages, with an emphasis on South Asia. Her dissertation examines the responsiveness of political actors to their female constituents in India and Pakistan. She is currently working on an impact evaluation of violence against women intervention in Madhya Pradesh, India and has previously worked on a study of citizen engagement with dispute resolution by state and non-state actors in Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Pakistan. More information can be found at her website.

Mona Morgan-Collins

Mona Morgan-Collins graduated in 2016 from the London School of Economics and is now a post-doc in the Department of Political Science and a Visiting Scholar at the Alice Paul Centre at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on women and politics, methodology, and history and politics. Among other things, she is working on a book examining women’s political engagement at the time of suffrage from a comparative perspective. More information can be found at her website.


Diana O'Brien

Diana O'Brien is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University. Her research focuses on women and politics, representation, political parties, and quantitative methods, with an emphasis on Europe. She has published articles in all of the discipline’s leading journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Politics & Gender, Comparative Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. She has also won the Best Dissertation Prize from APSA’s Women and Politics Section. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Jennifer M. Piscopo

Jennifer M. Piscopo is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental College. Her research focuses on representation, gender quotas, and legislative institutions, with an emphasis on Latin America. She has published articles in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Politics & Gender, the Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy, the Latin American Research Review, Latin American Politics and Society, and Politics, Groups, and Identities. She has also published an edited volume on gender quotas. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Catherine Reyes-Housholder

Catherine Reyes-Housholder is a Ph.D. candidate (expected 2017) in the Government Department at Cornell University. Her research focuses on the presidency, representation, and gender, with an emphasis on Latin America. In addition to publishing articles in Politics, Groups, and Identities and Latin American Politics and Society, she has also published chapters in three edited volumes. Her dissertation is supported by a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. More information can be found at her website.

Johanna Rickne

Johanna Rickne is an Associate Professor in Economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University, and an affiliated researcher at the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies of Uppsala University, the Stockholm China Economic Research Center at the Stockholm School of Economics, and the Research Institute for Industrial Economics. Her research focuses on labor economics, political economics, and gender economics, with an emphasis on Asia. She has published in many of the discipline’s leading journals including the American Economic Review, the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Politics & Gender, and the Economic Journal. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Rochelle Terman

Rochelle Terman graduated in 2016 from the University of California, Berkeley and is now a post-doc at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Her research focuses on international norms, gender, and advocacy, with an emphasis on the Muslim world. She has published articles in a variety of journals, including International Studies Quarterly, Theory, Culture & Society, the Review of International Organizations, The Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, and Politics, Religion, and Ideology. Her current book project examines resistance and defiance to international norms and advocacy. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Emily Anne West

Emily Anne West is currently a Ph.D. Candidate (expected 2017) in the Department of Politics at New York University. She will be joining the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2017. Her research focuses on political psychology and race, ethnicity and gender in the American context. Her research, which uses experimental, survey, and historical data to examine the democratic implications of identity politics, has been published in the Journal of Politics. More information can be found at her website.

Special Topics: Women and the Profession

Janet Box-Steffensmeier

Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier is the Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences and Graduate Affairs in Arts and Sciences, as well as the Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science and Professor of Sociology, at the Ohio State University. She directs the Program in Statistics and Methodology (PRISM) and is a founding member of the annual Visions in Methodology (VIM) conferences that support women in the field of political methodology. Her research focuses on legislative politics, voting behavior, and electoral politics in America. In addition to publishing in all of the discipline’s leading journals, she has also published five edited volumes and two books. Both of her books, Event History Modeling: A Guide for Social Scientists and Time Series Analysis for the Social Sciences have been published with Cambridge University Press. In addition to having twice received the Gosnell Award for the best work in political methodology, she also received the Emerging Scholar Award from the American Political Science Association’s Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section (2001). The Box-Steffensmeier Graduate Student Award, given annually by the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), is named after her in recognition of her contributions to political methodology and her support of women in the field. Over her career, she has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Nadia Brown

Nadia Brown is an Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Purdue University. She is also co-chair of the American Political Science Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession. Her research focuses on American Politics, African American Studies, and Woman and Politics. She has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy; the Journal of African American Studies; Politics, Groups, and Identities; Sex Roles: A Research Journal; and the National Political Science Review. She has also published an edited volume and a book. Her book, Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making, published with Oxford University Press, has won several awards, including the W.E.B. Du Bois Best Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Mary Caputi

Mary Caputi is Professor of Political Science at the California State University, Long Beach. She is also the current editor of the journal Politics & Gender. Her research focuses on feminist and critical theories, psychoanalysis, postcolonial scholarship, and American and cultural studies. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as Political Psychology, Woman & Politics, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, she has also published one edited volume and three books. Her first book, Voluptuous Yearnings: A Feminist Theory of the Obscene, was published with Rowman and Littlefield. Her second book, A Kinder, Gentler America: Melancholia and the Mythical 1950s, was published with University of Minnesota Press. Her third book, Feminism and Power: The Need for Critical Theory, was published with Lexington Books. More information can be found at her website.

Jill Irvine

Jill Irvine is President’s Associates Presidential Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Co-Director of the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma. She is also a former editor of the journal Politics & Gender. Jill’s research focuses on social movements, political mobilization, and transnational activism, with an emphasis on gender. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as East European Politics, Politics & Gender, the Journal of International Women’s Studies, and the International Feminist Journal of Politics, she has also published two edited volumes and a book. Her book, The Croat Question, Partisan Politics in the Formation of the Yugoslav Socialist State, is published with Westview Press. Jill’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research; and the International Research and Exchanges Board. More information can be found at her website.

Frances McCall Rosenbluth

Frances Rosenbluth is the Damon Wells Professor of International Politics at Yale University. She is also co-chair of the American Political Science Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession. Her current research focuses on war and constitutions, Japanese politics and political economy, and the political economy of gender. In addition to publishing in many of the discipline’s leading journals, she has also published three edited volumes and six books. Her three most recent books include Forged Through Fire: Military Conflict and the Democratic Bargain (Norton), Women, Work, and Politics (Yale University Press, winner of the Victoria Schuck Prize for the Best Book in Gender and Politics); and Japan Transformed: Political Change and Economic Reform (Princeton University Press). Frances is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and her research has been funded by the Fulbright Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Council on Foreign Affairs, and the Abe Foundation. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Cindy Simon Rosenthal

Cindy Simon Rosenthal is the Director of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center and Professor of Political Science and Women’s Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She is also a former editor of the journal Politics & Gender. Cindy’s research focuses on women in politics, leadership in the public sector, state government and intergovernmental relations, and public policy issues involving race and gender inequality. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as Perspectives on Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Policy Studies Journal, Politics & Gender, Women & Politics, and PS: Political Science and Politics, she has also published one edited volume and two books. Her first book, When Women Lead, and her second book, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics, were both published with Oxford University Press. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Juliet A. Williams

Juliet A. Williams is a Professor in the Department of Gender Studies and Chair of the Social Science Interdepartmental Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Cornell University. Her research focuses on feminist theory, masculinity studies, gender and the law, gender and education, and feminist cultural studies. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, Political Research Quarterly, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies, she has also published two books. Her first book, Liberalism and the Limits of Power, was published with Palgrave. Her second book, The Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality, was published with the University of California Press. More information can be found at her website.

Dataset: QAROT Dataset

Amanda Clayton

Amanda Clayton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on political institutions, representation, and public policy, with an emphasis on gender and politics. She has published articles in a variety of journals, including Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, Politics & Gender, and Representation. Amanda has also acted as a research and policy consultant for the World Bank and research institutes in the US and Africa. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Dataset: Women's Empowerment Index

Staffan I. Lindberg

Staffan I. Lindberg is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and head of the V-Dem Institute at the University of Gothenburg. He is also a Wallenberg Academy Scholar, a member of the Young Academy of Sweden, and a Research Fellow at the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute. His research focuses on democracy and democratization, corruption and clientelism, political institutions, and women’s representation, with an emphasis on Africa. In addition to publishing in a wide variety of journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Democracy, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Modern African Studies, and Studies in Comparative International Development. He has also published a book, Democracy and Elections in Africa, with Johns Hopkins University Press. His research has been funded by numerous organizations, including the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, the Wallenberg Foundation, and the National Science Foundations of Sweden and Denmark. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Pamela Paxton

Pamela Paxton is a Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and the Christine and Stanley E. Adams, Jr. Centennial Professor in the Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on pro-social behavior, politics, gender, and methodology. In addition to publishing articles in leading journals such as the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Comparative Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. She has also published two books, Women, Politics, and Power: A Global Perspective and Nonrecursive Models: Endogeneity, Reciprocal Relationships, and Feedback Loops, both with Sage. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Templeton Foundation among other organizations. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Aksel Sundström

Aksel Sundström is a post-doc in the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. His research focuses on corruption and public administration, environmental politics, and gender and political representation. He has published articles in a wide variety of journals including World Development, the European Journal of Political Research, Party Politics, Electoral Studies, Energy Policy, Public Administration, and Environmental Economics & Policy Studies. His research has been supported by the Swedish Research Council. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Yi-ting Wang

Yi-ting Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. Her research focuses on political parties, regime transitions, legislative institution, and quantitative methods. She has published articles in journals such as World Development, Electoral Studies, Political Science Research and Methods, the European Journal of Political Research, and the Journal of Democracy.