Fields of Study: American Politics
Research and Teaching Interests: American politics, gender/women, political parties, American political development
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C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program
Christina Wolbrecht is a professor of political science and the C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program, as well as affiliated faculty in the Gender Studies Program and a faculty fellow of the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights. Her expertise is in the areas of American politics, gender/women and politics, political parties, and American political development. In addition to multiple articles, Wolbrecht is the author of three books: A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage (Cambridge 2020, with J. Kevin Corder), Counting Women's Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage Through the New Deal (Cambridge 2016, with Corder), and The Politics of Women’s Rights (Princeton 2000), each of which was recognized with a national book award. Wolbrecht is currently completing a book with David E. Campbell about political role models for adolescents, and researching the appointment of women to local boards and commissions with Mirya Holman and Lakshmi Iyer. She is co-editor of the book series, Cambridge Studies in Gender and Politics, and a former co-editor of the journal Politics & Gender.