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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
gender, reproductive rights, abortion, sexuality, same-sex marriage, LGBT, representation, policy diffusion
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About Me

My research focuses on American politics by bridging political behavior and institutions to explain public policy in the fifty states. My research agenda focuses on abortion and reproductive health policy, but it extends to other areas of policy process, including policy feedback, policy diffusion and substantive work in gender and sexuality politics. I am currently working on projects that involve the spread of abortion policy, polarization and descriptive representation, the criminalization of pregnancy, and the influence of conservative women on shaping gendered policy.

Recent Publications
  • Kreitzer, Rebecca J., Frederick J. Boehmke. 2016. “Modeling Heterogeneity in Pooled Event History Analysis (PEHA). State Politics & Policy Quarterly.
  • Pacheco, Julianna and Rebecca J. Kreitzer. 2016. “Adolescent Determinants of Abortion Attitudes: Evidence from the Children of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (CNLSY).” Public Opinion Quarterly.
  • Kreitzer, Rebecca J. 2015. “How Representation and Moral Forces Shape Abortion Policy in the States.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 15(1): 41-66.
  • Kreitzer, Rebecca J., Allison J. Hamilton, Caroline J. Tolbert. 2014. “Does Policy Adoption Change Norms and Opinions on Minority Rights?: The Effects of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage”
  • Osborn, Tracy L. and Rebecca J. Kreitzer. 2014. “Women State Legislators: Women’s Issues in Partisan Environments” in Women and Elected Office: Past, Present, and Future. Sue Thomas and Clyde Wilcox (editors). Oxford University Press.
Media Coverage

Blogged summaries of some of my work has been published on the LSE American Politics and Policy blog.

Country Focus
U.S. (and in particular, the 50 states)

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