Dr. Lori Poloni-Staudinger, has co-authored Why Don’t Women Rule the World? Written by leaders within the national and international academic caucuses on women and politics, the book helps students to understand how the underrepresentation of women manifests within politics, and the impact this has on policy. Grounded in theory with practical, job-related activities, Why Don’t Women Rule the World? is a thorough introduction to the study of women and politics, and will bolster students’ political interests, ambitions, and efficacy.
Poloni-Staudinger is the Associate Dean for Research, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences as well as a professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs. Her research and publications focus on social movements, political contention and extra-institutional participation, and political institutions, mainly in Western Europe. Her recent work examines questions around women and political violence. She has been a Distinguished Fulbright Fellow at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria, and has served as a consultant for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. She has also taught at University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, Spain.