Jennifer L. Lawless

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Jennifer L. Lawless
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Jennifer Lawless speaks at a 2015 book event.
Born (1975-03-12) March 12, 1975 (age 42)
Academic background
Alma mater Stanford University
Academic work
Institutions Women & Politics Institute

Jennifer L. Lawless (born March 12, 1975)[1] serves as the current director of the Women & Politics Institute, as well as a Professor of Government at American University.

Education[edit]

She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2003 and her B.A. from Union College in 1997; both degrees were in political science. Lawless was hired at American University in the fall of 2009. Before this, Lawless was employed at Brown University as an Assistant Professor of Political Science.

Career[edit]

The central focuses of Lawless’s courses and research are women and politics, campaigns, and elections. Courses she has taught at American University include: "Women & Politics," "Women & Political Leadership," and "Women, Politics & Public Policy." Her research regarding female candidates and election results is published in a number of political science journals, including American Journal of Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Politics, Politics & Gender, and Women & Politics. News outlets regularly quote this scholarship, particularly during campaign season. Her commentary has appeared in newspapers such as, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and other local publications. She has also been cited onCNN.com, MSNBC.com, and FOXNews.com and has published on CNN Opinion on CNN.com.[2][3][4][5][6]

With Richard L. Fox, Lawless is the co-author of three books: "It Takes A Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office".[7] "It Still Takes A Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office"[8] and "Running from Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned Off to Politics",[9] She is also the author of "Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office",[10] and of multiple Brookings Institution reports, which Emerge America, the Women’s Campaign Forum, and other women’s organizations that recruit female political candidates frequently utilize for their own work.[11]

In 2006, Lawless ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Democratic Primary in Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district. She did not win the primary and has not run in another election. Through her work at the Women & Politics Institute and her position as a board member of Emerge America she remains active in the political arena.

Bibliography[edit]

Books
  • Lawless, Jennifer L.; Fox, Richard L. (2005). It takes a candidate: why women don't run for office. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521674140. 
  • Lawless, Jennifer L.; Fox, Richard L. (2010). It still takes a candidate: why women don't run for office. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521762526.  Details.
  • Lawless, Jennifer L. (2012). Becoming a candidate: political ambition and the decision to run for office. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521756600.  Details.
  • Lawless, Jennifer L.; Fox, Richard L. (2015). Running from office: why young Americans are turned off to politics. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199397655.  Details.
  • Lawless, Jennifer L.; Hayes, Danny (2016). Women on the run: gender, media, and political campaigns in a polarized era. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107115583. 
Journal articles
Papers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lawless, Jennifer L., 1975-". Library of Congress. Retrieved February 28, 2017. data view (b. Mar. 12, 1975) 
  2. ^ Lawless, Jennifer L. (June 9, 2010). "No new dawn for women in politics". CNN News. CNN.  Also available through Cambridge University Press (blog).
  3. ^ Saulny, Susan (July 8, 2007). "Will her face determine his fortune?". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Krissah (September 1, 2010). "Women's groups call out political sexism". The Washington Post. 
  5. ^ Reinsel Cotter, Pamela (August 24, 2010). "90 years of voting, and we're still not all the way there". The Providence Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. 
  6. ^ "Faculty Publications". american.edu/spa/wpi. Women & Politics Institute. 
  7. ^ Lawless, Jennifer L.; Fox, Richard L. (2005). It takes a candidate: why women don't run for office. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521674140. 
  8. ^ Lawless, Jennifer L.; Fox, Richard L. (2010). It still takes a candidate: why women don't run for office. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521762526.  Details.
  9. ^ Lawless, Jennifer L.; Fox, Richard L. (2015). Running from office: why young Americans are turned off to politics. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199397655.  Details.
  10. ^ Lawless, Jennifer L. (2012). Becoming a candidate: political ambition and the decision to run for office. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521756600.  Details.
  11. ^ Lawless, Jennifer L.; Fox, Richard L. (May 2008). Why are women still not running for public office?. Issues in Governance Studies #16. Brookings Institution.  Pdf.

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