Professor, Political Science
Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1976
American politics, political parties, public opinion, women and politics, immigration
MAX 123: Critical Issues for the United States
MAX 201: Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences
PSC 792: Research Design in Political Science
New Immigrant Communities: Finding a Place in Local Politics
. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010.
After Suffrage: Women in Partisan and Electoral Politics Before the New Deal
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
The Creation of a Democratic Majority, 1928-1936
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.
Recent Articles and Book Chapters
"Constructing a New Majority: The Depression, the New Deal, and the Democrats." In Marjorie Randon Hershey (ed.), Guide to U.S. Political Parties. Washington: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2014.
"The Importance of Women in the 2012 U.S. Elections"
, e-International Relations, January 10, 2013
"Parties, Organizations, and the Political Incorporation of Immigrants in Six Cities," in Civic Hopes and Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations and Political Engagement edited by S. Karthick Ramakrishnan and Irene Bloemraad. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2008 (pp. 77-106).
"In Whose Interest? Political Parties, Context, and the Incorporation of Immigrants," in New Race Politics: Understanding Minority and Immigrant Politics, edited by Jane Junn and Kerry Haynie. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008 (pp. 17-38).
"What I Learned (and Re-Learned) When I Ran for Local Office." PS: Political Science and Politics July 2007, pp. 507-510.