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My research over the past decade has focused on issues of social groups, expectations, identity, participation, public policy, and political opinions. My dissertation (to be published in January 2017 as a book, "Out of the Running," by NYU Press) investigated the perceptions of and expectations about politics held by elite law and policy school students. I conducted an original survey of such students (n=750), and fifty individual one-hour interviews with diverse survey respondents from three law/policy schools in the Boston area.  

Here is a list of books, articles, book chapters, conference papers, and reports I have authored or co-authored, many with links. Within sections, items are listed chronologically, with the most recent first.


Books

Shames, Shauna. 2017 (Jan). Out of the Running: Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why it Matters.  New York: New York University Press.

Och, Malliga and Shames, Shauna, editors. 2017 (Oct). The Right Women: Republican Legislators, Activists, and Partisans.  Westport, CT: Praeger Press.

Articles

Shames, Shauna; Frankel, Laura Lazarus; and Farjood, Nadia: 2017.  "Romance, Sexual Attraction, and Women's Political Ambition," Sexuality & Culture Journal, May 30.

Shames, Shauna and Wise, Tess: 2017 (forthcoming). "Gender, Diversity, & Methods in Political Science:  A Theory of Selection and Survival Biases," PS: Political Science & Politics 50(3) (published online 12 June 2017).


Shauna Shames: 2014. "Making the Political Personal."  Politics & Gender Journal 10(2); 287-292.

Jane Mansbridge and Shauna Shames: 2008. "Toward a Theory of Backlash: Dynamic Resistance and the Central Role of Power," Politics & Gender Journal 4(4); 623-634
(translated into French and re-published in Recherches Féministes, May 2012)

Clyde Wilcox and Shauna Shames: 2005. "Gender Politics in the United States: A Paradox," Gender Law and Policy Annual Review (Tohoku University, Japan), Volume 2; 111-132.

Joan C. Williams and Shauna L. Shames: 2003-4. "Mothers' Dreams: Abortion and the High Price of Motherhood," University of Penn. Journal of Constitutional Law 6; 818-843.



Book Chapters

“What Happened to the Gender Gap in Participation?” (2017)
Chapter co-authored with Burns, N.; Schlozman, K.; Jardina, A.; and Verba, S., in Banaszak and McCammon, eds: 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. 

"What, if Anything, is to be Done?"  (2012)
Chapter co-authored with Kay Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry Brady, in Schlozman, Verba, and Brady: The Un-Heavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice in America. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Chapter co-authored with Didi Kuo and Katie Levine, in Faith, Politics, and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the U.S., eds. David Rayside and Clyde Wilcox. Toronto: University of British Columbia Press

“The Status of Women in Leadership in Political Science” (2010)
Washington, DC: Sage Press

“The Gender Basis of Public Opinion” (2009)
Chapter co-authored with Virginia Sapiro, in Understanding Public Opinion, 3rd Edition, eds. Barbara Norrander and Clyde Wilcox. Washington, DC: CQ Press

Short essay in The Future of Political Science: 100 Perspectives, eds. Gary King, Kay L. Schlozman, and Norman Nie. New York: Routledge Taylor Frances Press

Chapter co-authored with Kristin Goss, in Women and Politics Around the World, eds. Joyce Gelb and Marian Lief Palley.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Press

“'If I Bend This Far I Will Break?': Public Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage" (2007)
Chapter co-authored chapter with Clyde Wilcox, Paul Brewer, and Celinda Lake, in The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage, eds. Clyde Wilcox and Craig Rimmerman.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press


Conference Papers
Strategy and backgrounder paper for The Women Effect Symposium, Sponsored by SSN and the Rockefeller and Wyss Foundations
Cambridge, MA, February 26, 2015

"Redefining the Stonewall: When and Why the Gay Rights Movement Adopted Marriage Equality as its Top Priority" (2014)
Co-authored with David Manella, Harvard College
Conference paper prepared for presentation at the New England Political Science Association's annual meeting
Woodstock, Vermont, April 25-26

“Sex Scandals as Windows of Opportunity for Women Candidates?” (2012)
Co-authored with Dana Wittmer, Colorado College
Conference paper prepared for presentation at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting
New Orleans, LA, August 30-September 2 (note: event cancelled).

“Roots of Political Ambition: Race, Gender, and Eligibles’ Expectations” (2012)
Poster prepared for presentation at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting
New Orleans, LA, August 30-September 2 (note: event cancelled).

“Roots of Political Ambition: Race, Gender, and Eligibles’ Expectations” (2012)
Initial presentation of dissertation research
Conference paper presented at the New England Political Science Association’s annual meeting.
Sheraton Harborside: Portsmouth, NH, April 26-28.

“What, if Anything, Shall be Done (about Inequalities in Participation)?” (2011)
Co-authored with Kay Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry Brady.  Conference paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association’s annual meeting, April. Palmer House Hilton: Chicago, IL.

“Doubly Bound Revisited: Further Investigations into Race and Gender Effects of Descriptive Representation” (2008).  Co-authored with Porsha Cropper.  Conference paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association’s annual meeting, April.  Palmer House Hilton: Chicago, IL

“Backlash & the Faultlines of Masculinity” (2008)
Paper delivered at Berea College, Kentucky, as part of the Women's Studies Department's weekly "Peanut Butter and Gender" speaker series.  Forthcoming in Breaking Bread Across Difference: Peanut Butter & Gender, ed. Marguerite Rivage-Seul of Berea College Women’s Studies Department.

"Raising Money, Raising Hackles: Polarization of the Abortion Debate through Fundraising Techniques" (2006)
Conference paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association's annual meeting, January. Atlanta, GA.

"Winning Women: Characteristics of Successful Women Leaders in Comparative Perspective" (2006)
Co-authored with Jocelyn S. Weiner
Paper presented at the Women & Politics Institute’s “Women and Leadership Conference," American University, Washington D.C.

Co-authored with Clyde Wilcox and Carin Larson Robinson. Conference paper, presented at American Political Science Association's annual meeting, August. Washington DC.

Conference paper presented at Midwest Political Science Association’s annual meeting, March. Palmer House Hilton: Chicago, IL


Nonacademic Reports

Responsible for data collection, and drafting and editing report.  Report by Political Parity, a project of Hunt Alternatives, Cambridge, MA.

Responsible for drafting and editing report, including secondary analysis of data and reports collected/analyzed by primary researchers.  Report by Political Parity, a project of Hunt Alternatives, Cambridge, MA.

Responsible for drafting and editing report, including secondary analysis of data and reports collected/analyzed by primary researchers.  Report by Political Parity, a project of Hunt Alternatives, Cambridge, MA.

Responsible for conducting and analyzing research and drafting text of report on women's high-level elective leadership, in Senate and Governor's seats, across states.  Report by Political Parity, a project of Hunt Alternatives, Cambridge, MA.

Responsible for research and drafting full text of report on the status of women in leadership across sectors. Published by The White House Project, New York, NY

Research report and background conference materials for the Shorenstein Center, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA.

"Women and Politics Worldwide" (2004)
Report on an international conference held in Salzburg, Austria, spring 2004. Published by the Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria.

Policy report co-authored with Joan Williams and Raja Kudchadkar. Published by the Work/Life Law Center, a program of the Washington College of Law of American University, Washington, DC (now located at UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA).

Editor and co-author of report/pre-conference materials. Published by The White House Project, New York, NY

Report co-authored with White House Project staff and consultants. Published by The White House Project, New York, NY.

Report co-authored with White House Project staff and consultants. Published by The White House Project, New York, NY.
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