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Jennifer Lawless

Jennifer Lawless

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Professor

Jennifer L. Lawless graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, with a B.A. in political science. She went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. A nationally recognized expert on women's involvement... [More]

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Kimberly Cowell-Meyers

Kimberly Cowell-Meyers

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Assistant Professor

Kimberly Cowell-Meyers is Assistant Professor of Government. An AU alumna, she has taught at AU, St. Mary's College of Maryland and Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. She is the author of Religion and Politics in the Nineteenth Centu... [More]

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Todd Eisenstadt

Todd Eisenstadt

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Professor

Professor Eisenstadt's research focuses on the intersection of formal institutions and laws with informal institutions and practices, mostly in democratizing countries in Latin America. He is presently PI (along with Karleen West) of a National Scien... [More]

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Lucy Gettman

Lucy Gettman

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Adjunct Instructor

Lucy Gettman is Director of Federal Programs for the National School Boards Association (NSBA). In addition to lobbying on behalf of education and 90,000 local school board members, Gettman serves on the Board of Directors for Women in Government Rel... [More]



David Lublin

David Lublin

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Professor

The recipient of two grants from the National Science Foundation grants and a fellowship from the German Marshall Fund, David Lublin has authored two books, The Paradox of Representation: Racial Gerrymandering and Minority Interests in Congress and T... [More]

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Constance Morella

Constance Morella

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Ambassador in Residence

Connie Morella served as U.S. ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris from 2003 to 2007. She represented Maryland’s 8th district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987 to 2003. While in Congres... [More]



Karen O'Connor

Karen O'Connor

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Jonathan N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science

Karen O’Connor is the Jonathan N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the Founder and Director Emerita of the Women & Politics Institute at American University. Before coming to American University, Karen taught political science... [More]

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Elizabeth Sherman

Elizabeth Sherman

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Assistant Professor

Professor Sherman brings over two decades of teaching, research and administrative experience to her classes in American Politics. As founding director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston, D... [More]

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Diane Singerman

Diane Singerman

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Associate Professor

Dr. Singerman is an Associate Professor and comparativist whose research interests focus on political change from below, particularly in the Middle East, and more specifically Egypt. Her work examines the formal and informal side of politics, gender,... [More]

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Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright

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Assistant Professor

Professor Wright has taught courses on American politics, public opinion, political psychology, immigration, and political methodology. In his research, he has explored numerous topics relevant to American politics and comparative politics more gener... [More]

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Antoine Yoshinaka

Antoine Yoshinaka

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Assistant Professor

Professor Yoshinaka's research examines how institutions and the preferences of political actors influence political outcomes. Some of his recent work on congressional redistricting, for instance, examines the various ways in which partisan mapmaker... [More]

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