Participant Info

First Name
Whitney Ross
Last Name
United States
Meredith College
women and politics, public opinion, electoral law, direct democracy, state politics, judicial politics
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Personal Info

About Me

I am an assistant professor of political science and the pre-law adviser at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. I received my BA from the University of Oklahoma in Political Science and History, and my MA and PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas in Political Science. My major field is American politics and my minor field is methodology.

As a faculty member at a women’s college, I conduct research primarily concerning women and politics. I am the Assistant Director of the Meredith Poll, which regularly polls North Carolinians on their attitudes toward women: female candidates for political office, female leaders in business, females in law enforcement, etc. I am also currently working on a project examining the impact of women on budget priorities of counties in North Carolina.

I am also interested in electoral law (especially voter ID laws), judicial politics, and direct democracy.

Recent Publications

Brunell, Thomas L., and Whitney Ross Manzo. “The Voting Rights Act after Shelby County v. Holder: A Potential Fix to Revive Section 5.” Transatlantica 1 (2015).

Manzo, Whitney Ross. “Teaching Political Theory and Theories.” PS: Political Science and Politics 48, no. 3 (2015).

Media Coverage

Quoted in Christian Science Monitor article “With nomination of a Muslim federal judge, is Obama baiting Trump?” by Husna Haq. Published September 7, 2016.

“The GOP Can’t Dump Trump.” Published in US News & World Report, August 19, 2016.

“Why Millennials Love Bernie Sanders.” Published in USA Today, February 20, 2016.

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