Alana Jeydel, Ph.D.

California Fair Political Practices Commission

Phone: 9166162049

City: Sacramento, California - 95814

Country: United States

About Me:

Alana Jeydel is a Political Reform Consultant with the California Fair Political Practices Commission. Her main area of research is women in politics, in particular the suffrage and ERA movements in the US. She also specializes in the California Political Reform Act.

Research Interests

Gender and Politics

Elections, Election Administration, and Voting Behavior

Representation and Electoral Systems

Legislative Politics

Women's Suffrage

Women In Politics

Women's Movements

Campaign Finance


My Research:

Alana Jeydel earned her Phd from American University. Her dissertation, published with Routledge Press, looked at the conditions under which the three waves of the women's movement gained access to and response from political elites in the US Congress and Presidency. She has also co-authored a text with Sarah Henderson, published with Oxford University Press, on women and politics from a comparative perspective. The book, Participation and Protest, looks at the impact that women have had on politics via social movements, revolutions, and political institutions, as well as the impact that politics has on women's lives via policies such as abortion, family leave, sexual harrassment, and pay. It concludes with chapters that look at issues of particular concern to women in the developing world, like female genital cutting, rape during war, honor killings, HIV, and education.


Journal Articles:

(2011) Incumbent Gender and Electoral Safety in Local Elections, California Politics and Policy

This article looks at the impact of gender and incumbency on county supervisor races in California..

Books Written:

(2013) Participation and Protest: Women and Politics in a Global World, Oxford University Press

This book looks comparatively at the impact women have had on politics via revolutions, social movements, and political institutions. It also looks at the ways in which politics impacts women's lives via policies such as equal pay, abortion, and family leave, among others. Finally, it examines issues of particular concern to women in the developing world, such as female genital cutting, honor killings, trafficking, and education.

(2004) Political Women, Routledge

Under what conditions are political elites responsive to social movements, and when do social movements gain access to political elites? This book explores this question with regard to the women’s movement in the U.S., asking under what conditions are Congress and the presidency responsive to the women’s movement, and when will the women’s movement gain access to Congress and the presidency?

Media Appearances:

Radio Appearances:

(2011) Capital Public Radio

Part of a panel interviewed during Insight: Capitol Chat, upon the 100th anniversary of Women's suffrage in California.

Newspaper Quotes:

(2019) Washington Examiner

Article assessing the impact of female cabinet members and executive staff.

(2018) Waco Tribune Herald

The article looks at the Baylor sexual assault scandal and its connections to the Me Too movement.

(2015) Washington Post

Interviewed regarding Carly Fiorina's run for the Presidency.