Two Women Scholars Appointed as Co-Editors of the American Journal of Political Science

Kathleen Dolan and Jennifer L. Lawless have been named co-editors of the American Journal of Political Science, the flagship journal of the Midwest Political Science Association. They will lead the editorial team, consisting of four associate editors and a 56-member editorial board, for a four-year term beginning in June 2019.

Dr. Dolan

Dr. Dolan is a distinguished professor and chair of the department of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research focuses on woman and politics, electoral behavior, and public opinion. She is the author of two books: When Does Gender Matter? Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Voting for Women: How the Public Evaluates Women Candidates (Westview Press, 2004).

Dr. Dolan holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Providence College in Rhode Island, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in American government and political behavior both from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Lawless

Dr. Lawless is the Commonwealth Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on political ambition, campaigns and elections, and media and politics. She is the author or co-author of six books including Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Running From Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Dr. Lawless holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in political science from Stanford University.

“We believe that the incoming AJPS editorial team led by Dolan and Lawless will maintain the journal’s tradition of making outstanding contributions to scholarly knowledge while continuing to expand transparency in both published work and the operation of the journal,” said Elisabeth Gerber, president of the Midwest Political Science Association.



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