Department of Political Science
University of Missouri-Saint Louis
One University Blvd. 347 SSB
Saint Louis, Missouri 63121
I obtained my undergraduate degrees in Political Science and African and Afro-American Studies at SUNY Brockport in 1996 and received both my MA and Ph.D. in political science from SUNY Buffalo (2000; 2004). I have been a professor at UM-Saint Louis since 2005.
My research agenda is varied but linked in its concentration on gender and minorities in politics particularly in terms of democratic representation and participation. I fuse quantitative and qualitative methodological techniques and span both American and Comparative politics subfields. I am a leading expert of women national leaders around the world. I also study women in the U.S. Congress. Other published research dealing with Muslim American political behavior and discrimination since 9/11/(Politics & Religion 2009; 2011). Some of my current projects includin examining several case studies of women national leaders such as President Laura Chinchilla (Costa Rica), President Dilma Rousseff (Brazil) and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia). My book, Shattered, Cracked or Firmly Intact, Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide, was published by Oxford University Press (2013) and offers a comprehensive analysis of women, gender, and national leadership positions.
Book-Shattered Cracked or Firmly Intact: Women and Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide Oxford University Press, February 2013.
My CV (current as of 2/15/2013)
Full Text Articles/Chapters-Women and Gender and Politics
A Critical Departure for Women Executives or More of the Same? The Powers of Chancellor Merkel.” German Politics 20 (2). September 2011: 428-448.
A Woman in Charge of the Country? Women Prime Ministers and Presidents- a (Not
Quite) Global Phenomenon.” In Women in Politics: Outsiders or Insiders? 5th Edition. Edited by Lois Duke Whitaker. Upper Saddle, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. August 2010: 188-205.
“Madam President-Gender, Power, and the Comparative Presidency.” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy 31 (2) April 2010: 132 -165.
“Beyond Hillary and Benazir: Women’s Leadership Worldwide” (with Mona Lena Krook). International Political Science Review 31 (1) January 2010: 5-23.
“Political Widowhood in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of Underlying Assumptions of Representation” (with Chad A. Hankinson). Journal of Women, Politics & Policy 29 (3). August 2008: 395-426.
“Women Rule-Shattering the Executive Glass Ceiling.” Politics &Gender 4 (2).
June 2008: 1-27.
“Women Candidates and the Media: 1992-2000 Elections.” Politics & Policy 34: 3. September 2006: 606-633.
“Women Political Leaders: Past and Present.” Women & Politics 26:3/4. December 2004: 85- 108.
Full Text Articles/Chapters-American and Comparative Politics
“Anxious and Active-Muslim Perceptions of Discrimination and Treatment and its
Political Consequences in the Post 9-11 United States.” Politics and Religion 4 (1) April 2011: 71-107.
“The Politics of Muslims in America.” Politics and Religion 2 (2). August 2009: 163-199.
“Pakistan and India: Parallel Pasts, Divergent Futures.” Routledge Handbook of Democratization.
Edited by Jeffrey Haynes. Oxford: Routledge Press. December 2011. 106-128.
To book a talk or set up a media interview, the best way to contact me is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org