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University of Arizon
Representation of women and historically disadvantaged groups, ICC, democracy, American Political Thought,
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About Me

Suzanne Dovi is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Arizona.  Her research interests include democratic theory, representation (especially the representation of historically disadvantaged groups), feminist theory and normative concepts like hypocrisy and despair. Her work has appeared in American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Constellations,Polity, Washington Post and the LATimes. Her book, The Good Representative, was published by Blackwell in 2008. She is currently working on another book project entitled “Democracy and Exclusion.”

Recent Publications


The Good Representative. (2008) Blackwell Publishing.

 Published Refereed Journal Articles

“The Ethics of The Revolving Door.” Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy. Volume 12 (2014): 535-561.

“In Praise of Exclusion,” Journal of Politics. 71 (September 2009): 1172-1186.

 “Theorizing the Representation of Women?”  Gender and Politics. 3, no. 3 (September 2007).

 “Sophie’s Choice: Letting Chance Decide.”  Philosophy and Literature 30, no. 1 (April 2006):  174-189.

 “Guilt and the Problem of Dirty Hands.”  Constellations 12, no. 1 (March 2005):  128–46.

“Preferable Descriptive Representatives: Will Just Any Woman, Black, or Latino Do?”  American Political Science Review 96 (December 2002):  745–54.

“Making the World Safe for Hypocrisy.”  Polity 34, no. 1 (Fall 2001):  3–33.

“Response to Jeff Isaac.”  Polity 34, no. 1 (Fall 2001):  37-41.

“Evil Enemies: Stigmatizing Our Opponents or Legitimizing Our Wars?”  Peace Research (May 2001):  101-112.

Book Chapters

“Measuring Representation: Rethinking the Role of Exclusion” Political Representation (2016) Edited by Marc Bühlmann and Jan Fivaz. Palgrave Press.


Media Coverage

Op Eds: 

“Shattering the International Glass Ceiling for Female Judges” December 23, 2015.

“Professor: I can’t teach with guns in the class” The Arizona Republic. October 13, 2015.

“How We Can Lower Corporate Taxes for the Right Reasons” Talking Points Memo. April 15, 2015. coauthored with John Schwarz. 

“Arizona’s Political Industrial Prison Complex.” The Hill. March 25, 2015 coauthored with Amanda Tachine.

“Want to influence a member of Congress? Dangle a K Street Job” LA Times, February 16, 2015.

“The New Mandatory civics exams are asking all the wrong Questions.  Here are the right ones. ” Washington Post, January 27, 2015.

“We have collective amnesia about race.” Quartz. January 19, 2015.

We Spend Billions On Democracy-Building Abroad.” What if We Matched That At Home?” TalkingPointsMemo.  February 26, 2015.

“Putting Abusers in the Doghouse” March 18, 2015. coauthored with Mariana Manriquez.


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