Department of Government
M.A. Politics, Brandeis University (2014) B.A. Political Science and Spanish Literature, New York University (2012)
Danielle Higgins is a doctoral student in Political Science at American University's School of Public Affairs. She specializes in Comparative Politics, with a secondary field in American Politics. Her research interests span a broad spectrum and include gender and politics, feminist theory, public opinion, Middle Eastern politics, inequality, quantitative methods, and analysis of geospatial data.
She is writing her dissertation on attitudes toward women in politics globally and over time; specifically, she focuses on the way society constructs gender and gender roles in order to measure the effect this has on public opinion toward female politicians.