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University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
women candidates, gender stereotypes, voting, gender gap
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My general research interests involve women in politics, gender politics, elections and voting behavior, and public opinion.  My specific areas of focus are on public reaction to women candidates for office, gender stereotypes, the gender gap, and voting behavior.

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When Does Gender Matter? Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections. 2014. New York: Oxford University Press.

Voting for Women: How the Public Evaluates Women Candidates. 2004. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.


“The Impact of Gender Stereotypes on Voting for Women Candidates by Level and Type of Office.” with Timothy R. Lynch, Politics & Gender, forthcoming 2016.

“Making the Connection: Attitudes about Women in Politics and Voting for Women Candidates.” with Timothy R. Lynch, Politics, Groups, and Identities, 3:1 111-132. (2015)

“It Takes a Survey: Understanding Gender Stereotypes, Abstract Attitudes, and Voting for Women Candidates.” with Timothy R. Lynch, American Politics Research, 42: 656-676. (2014)

“Gender Stereotypes, Candidate Evaluations, and Voting for Women Candidates: What Really Matters?” in Political Research Quarterly. 67: 96-107. (2014)

“Do Women and Men Know Different Things? Measuring Gender Differences in Political Knowledge.” in Journal of Politics, 73: 1-11 (2011).

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