Andrea Aldrich

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Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies


My research interests are focused on political representation, gender, and comparative political institutions. My work examines the relationship between internal political party dynamics and legislative representation. I am particularly interested in investigating the influence of internal party organization on gender equality in elections and my research has recently been published in The Journal of Politics , Party Politics,  and Politics & Gender. I have a forthcoming Cambridge Elements book, Glass Ceilings, Glass Cliffs, and Quicksands: Gendered Party Leadership in Parliamentary Systems, and another book manuscript under review on gender quotas and political careers. I currently teach Women and Politics courses and Comparative Electoral and Party Systems. I am also the treasurer of the Midwest Political Science Association Women’s Caucus and a member of the Political Parties Database Project (PPDB). Before arriving at Yale, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Houston with the PPDB under the direction of Dr. Susan Scarrow, a visiting scholar at Texas A&M University, and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Zagreb in Croatia.



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  • Ph.D.: University of Pittsburgh, 2015
  • B.A.: University of Minnesota, 2005

Areas of Interest

  • Gender and Politics
  • Party Politics
  • Representation
  • Comparative Institutions 
  • European politics

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