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Leadership

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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202-885-6452
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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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202-885-6237
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Staff

Chih-Jey Hsiung

Chih-Jey Hsiung

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Part Time Staff

Chih-Jey (Diane) is the Program Associate at the Women and Politics Institute and is also an SPA Alumni. She earned a B.A in Political Science and Minor in Chinese. In the past she has worked for SPA's Development, Communications and Marketing, Admis... [More]



My-Lien Le

My-Lien Le

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Assistant Director, WPI

My-Lien completed her M.A. in Comparative Politics of Gender & Development from American University in 2010. In 2008, My-Lien received her graduate certificate in Women, Policy & Political Leadership (WPPL) from the Women & Politics Institute. She co... [More]

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202-885-3103
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Student Staff

WPI Staff 2014
Gail Baitinger, PhD Candidate
gb3356a@american.edu

Keegan Ferguson, MA/MPP'15
kf4863a@american.edu

Samantha Guthrie, PhD Candidate
sg2460a@american.edu

Amanda Sweet, BA/CAS '15
as5838a@american.edu

Kayla Williams, MA/MPP '16
kw5555a@american.edu