Participant Info

First Name
Melody
Last Name
Crowder-Meyer
Country
U.S.A.
University
University of the South
Keywords
women in politics, gender in politics, local politics, political parties
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

Dr. Crowder-Meyer’s research examines how political elites like parties, campaign donors, and officeholders influence who runs for and wins political office in the U.S. – and particularly why who runs for office looks so unlike the American population by gender, race, and ethnicity. She also has an ongoing research project examining the activities and influence of local party organizations in American elections.

Recent Publications

Electoral Institutions, Gender Stereotypes, and Women’s Local Representation” (with Shana Kushner Gadarian and Jessica Trounstine). Politics, Groups, & Identities, 3:2 (2015), pgs. 318-334.

How the Strategic Context Affects Women’s Emergence and Success in Local Legislative Elections” (with Adrienne R. Smith). Politics, Groups, & Identities, 3:2 (2015), pgs. 295-317.

A Partisan Gap in the Supply of Female Potential Candidates” (with Benjamin E. Lauderdale). Research & Politics, 1:1 (April 2014).

“Gendered Recruitment without Trying: How Local Party Recruiters Affect Women’s Representation.” Politics & Gender, 9:4 (December 2013) pgs. 390-413.

Media Coverage

Electorate Representation Index: Which States Most Closely Resemble the U.S.? Wallethub.com, Feb. 18, 2016

Why Senator Lindsey Graham says a dislike for Obama is unhealthy Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 16, 2015

Why the Republican Party doesn’t have more female candidates (with Benjamin E. Lauderdale). The Washington Post, Monkey Cage, Sept. 29, 2014.

Country Focus
United States of America

Research Areas

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