Lori Poloni-Staudinger, Ph.D.


Full Professor

Northern Arizona University

Year of PhD: 2005

Phone: 9285236546

Country: United States (Arizona)

About Me:

Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger (PhD, Indiana University, 2005) is associate dean for research, personnel, and graduate programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and a professor in the department of Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University. She is the author of the books Why Don't Women Rule the World? Understanding Women's Civic and Political Choices, American Difference:  A guide to American politics in comparative perspective, Terrorism and Violent Conflict:  Women's Agency, Leadership and Responses, Gender and Political Violence: Women Changing the Politics of Terrorism as well as many book chapters and articles. Her research and publications focus on social movements, political contention and extrainstitutional participation, and political institutions, mainly in Western Europe. Her recent work examines questions around women and political violence and women's political ambition. She was a Distinguished Fulbright Fellow at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria and has served as a consultant for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. She also taught at University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, Spain. She served as treasurer, vice president, and president of the Women’s Caucus for the Midwest Political Science Association. Lori is a Kettering Foundation Fellow and also serves as vice president of a school board and president of a nonprofit board in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Research Interests


European Politics

Gender and Politics

Political Participation

Political Parties and Interest Groups

Women's Political Ambition

Women And Conflict