Christina Wolbrecht



Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


Director, Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy


American Politics


B.A., Pacific Lutheran University

M.A., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Research and Teaching Interests

American politics, political parties, women and politics, American political development, agenda-setting and issue framing

Advising Specialties

Ph.D. programs


Christina Wolbrecht is the author of The Politics of Women's Rights: Parties, Positions, and Change (Princeton, 2000), which received the 2001 Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of the APSA, and co-editor (with Rodney E. Hero) of The Politics of Democratic Inclusion (Temple, 2005) and (with Karen Beckwith and Lisa Baldez) of Political Women and American Democracy (Cambridge, 2008). She is currently engaged in several collaborative projects: Using new ecological inference techniques to investigate women's voting behavior after suffrage, examining the impact of public policy debates on attitudes about homosexuality, and explaining the changing positions of the American political parties on education policy.

Office Hours

By Appointment Only

Contact Information

Office: 442 Decio
Phone: 574-631-3836
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Wolbrecht CV