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Amanda B. Clayton

Assistant Professor

Amanda Clayton is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. She has four primary research interests: (1) how legislative institutions – most notably the adoption of electoral gender quotas – shape the substantive representation of women’s interests and priorities in national legislatures; (2) how exposure to women officeholders affects citizen behavior; (3) gender differences in citizens’ political preferences, attitudes and behaviors; and (4) political conditions that give rise to women candidates. Her work has appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. Professor Clayton has also acted as a research and policy consultant for the World Bank (Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, Africa Region) and USAID (Women’s Political Participation and Leadership Program). She is a founding member of the Empirical Study of Gender (EGEN) Research Network.

Representative publications