Christina Wolbrecht

Christina Wolbrecht


Fields of Study: American Politics

Research and Teaching Interests: American politics, gender/women, political parties, American political development

Office Hours: Mondays 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and by appointment

2050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls



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. 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. She 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. Wolbrecht is currently working on a book with David E. Campbell about political role models for adolescents, and on a project on 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. During AY 2022-23, Wolbrecht is the internal scholar-in-residence for the Gender Studies Program.