Articles by Diana Z. O'Brien

March 6, 2024

♀️ Women leaders in a world of crisis: five things to know

Diana Z. O'Brien
Contemporary politics seems besieged by crises, from pandemics to wars to economic austerity. What does crisis mean for women leaders, who remain underrepresented as chief executives and legislators across the globe? Building on their research, Tiffany D. Barnes, Diana Z. O’Brien and Jennifer M. Piscopo identify five ways to ‘think crisis, think gender’
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Diana Z. O'Brien
Bela Kornitzer Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Washington University in St Louis

Diana's research and teaching focuses on the causes and consequences of women's political representation in established democracies — including Western Europe and the United States — and across the globe.

She has published articles on these topics in top political science journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Politics & Gender.

Her research has been awarded prizes from the American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, and Southern Political Science Association, and has supported by the National Science Foundation and Fulbright Program.

She is also the founding co-editor of the Cambridge Elements Series in Gender and Politics.

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