Fields of Study: American Politics
Research and Teaching Interests: American politics, gender/women, political parties, American political development
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2050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Director, Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy
C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program
Christina Wolbrecht is professor of political science, director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, and C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program. Her recent co-authored book, A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage (Cambridge 2020), examines how women voted across the first 100 years since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Wolbrecht also is the co-author of Counting Women's Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage Through the New Deal (Cambridge 2016) and the author of The Politics of Women’s Rights (Princeton 2000), both of which were recognized with national book awards. Wolbrecht has authored or co-authored articles on such topics as women as political role models, the representation of women, and partisan position-taking on education policy. She is co-editor of the journal Politics & Gender.