Dara Z. Strolovitch
dara strolovitch
Dara Z. Strolovitch
Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Affiliated Faculty, Department of Politics
dara strolovitch

Dara Z. Strolovitch is Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where she also teaches in American Studies and African American Studies.  Prior to joining the faculty at Princeton, she was Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.  Her research explores the intersecting politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality in a polity marked by enduring, overlapping, and structural inequalities.  Her book, Affirmative Advocacy: Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics addressed these issues by examining the extent to which and the ways in which advocates for women, people of colour, and low-income people represent intersectionally marginalized subgroups of their constituencies.  Affirmative Advocacy was awarded the APSA’s Gladys Kammerer Award for the best book on U.S. national policy, APSA’s Political Organizations and Parties section's Leon Epstein Award, the American Sociological Association's Race, Gender, and Class section's Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, and the Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action’s Virginia Hodgkinson Prize.  Her current book project, When Bad Things Happen to Privileged People, examines the political construction of crises and their implications for marginalized groups.  She is a Founding Associate Editor of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity Politics and currently serves on the editorial boards of Perspectives on Politics, Politics, Groups, & Identities, the Journal of Interest Groups & Advocacy, and Politics & Gender. Her work has received grant and fellowship support from sources including the Brookings Institution, Georgetown University, the American Political Science Association, the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Aspen Institute, the Irving Louis Horwoitz Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  She received her B.A. in Political Science (with a minor in Women’s Studies) from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.

Articles

Fall 2016

Gender and Sexuality in American Politics and Policy

Fall 2015

Interest Groups and Social Movements in American Politics and Policy

Spring 2015

Seminar in American Politics - Interest Groups, Social Movements, and the Politics of Inequality
Gender and Sexuality in American Politics and Policy

Biography

Dara Z. Strolovitch is Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where she also teaches in American Studies and African American Studies.  Prior to joining the faculty at Princeton, she was Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.  Her research explores the intersecting politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality in a polity marked by enduring, overlapping, and structural inequalities.  Her book, Affirmative Advocacy: Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics addressed these issues by examining the extent to which and the ways in which advocates for women, people of colour, and low-income people represent intersectionally marginalized subgroups of their constituencies.  Affirmative Advocacy was awarded the APSA’s Gladys Kammerer Award for the best book on U.S. national policy, APSA’s Political Organizations and Parties section's Leon Epstein Award, the American Sociological Association's Race, Gender, and Class section's Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, and the Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action’s Virginia Hodgkinson Prize.  Her current book project, When Bad Things Happen to Privileged People, examines the political construction of crises and their implications for marginalized groups.  She is a Founding Associate Editor of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity Politics and currently serves on the editorial boards of Perspectives on Politics, Politics, Groups, & Identities, the Journal of Interest Groups & Advocacy, and Politics & Gender. Her work has received grant and fellowship support from sources including the Brookings Institution, Georgetown University, the American Political Science Association, the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Aspen Institute, the Irving Louis Horwoitz Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  She received her B.A. in Political Science (with a minor in Women’s Studies) from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.

Selected Publications

Articles

Courses

Fall 2016

Gender and Sexuality in American Politics and Policy

Fall 2015

Interest Groups and Social Movements in American Politics and Policy

Spring 2015

Seminar in American Politics - Interest Groups, Social Movements, and the Politics of Inequality
Gender and Sexuality in American Politics and Policy