Jessica Gracey, Ph.D.

Northwest Missouri State University

Phone: 6363992046

Country: United States (Missouri)

Research Interests

Elections, Election Administration, and Voting Behavior

LGBTQIA Politics

Political Parties and Interest Groups

Public Opinion

Countries of Interest

United States


Journal Articles:

(2016) Implementing Marriage: The Issuance of Marriage Licenses in Missouri after Obergefell, Missouri Policy Journal

Tags: LGBTQIA Politics, Public Policy

This article looks at differences in the implementation of marriage equality following the Obergefell decision, which legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country. After the Obergefell decision was announced, many counties in Missouri were ready to implement the decision and immediately started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Other counties took much longer to implement the new policy. In this article, several factors are examined to attempt to explain the differences in amount of time that counties in Missouri took to implement the Obergefell ruling.

Book Chapters:

(2019) Gender Issues in the Military, War and Conflict

Tags: Gender and Politics

This chapter looks the ways in which gender and sexuality has been treated by the militaries in eight different countries.

(2019) LGBT Office Holders at the Federal Level, LGBT Americans in the US Political System

Tags: LGBTQIA Politics

This chapter examines the history of LGBT individuals as federal officeholders.

(2017) Broken, Cracked, and Missed Ceilings: Minority and Female Candidates in the Congressional Races of 2016, Roads to Congress

Tags: Elections, Election Administration, and Voting Behavior, Race, Ethnicity and Politics, Gender and Politics

This chapter examines some of the notable electoral successes and setback incurred by women, racial, and ethnic minorities, and LGBT candidates in Senate and House races in the wake of Republican success in the 2016 campaigns. It also offers analysis for how the national picture may shift in the future.

Media Appearances:

Radio Appearances:

(2016) KAAN

Discussed the 2016 election on the day of the election, including the campaigns and expectations.

Newspaper Quotes:

(2017) VOA

Discussed how the 2016 election might affect the likelihood of more women running for office.