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Georgetown University
Congress, elections, women and politics, gender gap, women in Congress, women voters, parties in Congress, Congressional leadership, Congressional policy making, judicial nominations, campaign finance.
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Dr, Swers research focuses on Congressional elections, Congressional policymaking, and women and politics.  She has written two books on women and representation in Congress. Her book, The Difference Women Make: The Policy Impact of Women in Congress (University of Chicago Press 2002) explores gender differences in policy making activity on issues related to women, children, and families. Women in the Club: Gender and Policy Making in the Senate (University of Chicago Press 2013) examines the impact of gender on senators’ policy activities in the areas of women’s issues, national security, and judicial nominations. She is currently working on a project that examines differences in the policy views and support coalitions of Republican men and women in Congress.   She is also a co-author of a textbook on Women and Politics entitled Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence 3rd edition with Julie Dolan and Melissa Deckman.

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