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Eileen McDonagh

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Professor of Political Science

  • Best Paper in Comparative Policy Award, 2015, Midwest Political Science Association, sponsored by the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice and International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum.
  • David Greenstone Award, 2010, from Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association for the best book on politics and history published within the previous two calendar years.
  • Mentor Award, Women’s Caucus, American Political Science Association, 2008: For mentoring graduate students and assistant professors.
  • Women and Politics Best Paper Award, 2002: for best paper presented at the American Political Science Association on women and politics, Women and
    Politics Section, AGender and Political Citizenship: Comparative Perspectives on Institutional and Policy Foundations
  • Breckinridge Award, 2000: for best paper presented on women and politics at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting, AGender and Models of Democratization: The Enigma of Women’s Political Leadership.
  • Mary Parker Follett Award, 1999: for best article published on politics and history, Politics and History Section, American Political Science Association, A Race, Class, and Gender in the Progressive Era: Restructuring State and Society, in Progressivism and the New Democracy, edited by Sidney M. Milkis and Jerome M. Mileur. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press (1999).
  • Marian Irish Award, 1998: for best paper presented on women and politics at the Southern Political Science Association, AGender and Democratization: A Crossnational Study of Women’s Leadership Patterns.
  • Women and Politics Best Paper Award, 1994: for best paper presented at the American Political Science Association on women and politics, Women and Politics Section, “Abortion Rights Alchemy and the U.S. Supreme Court: What’s Wrong and How to Fix It”.
  • Best Paper Award, 1986: for best paper on women and education, American Educational Research Association, “Women’s Educational and Achievement Patterns in the Nineteenth Century: From Caste to Community”.
  • “The Family-State Nexus and American Political Development: Explaining Women Political Citizenship,” Polity, Special Issue on the Family and the State, (2016) 48:2, 186-204.
  • “Ripples from the First Wave: The Monarchical Origins of the Welfare State,” Perspectives on Politics (December 2015), 13:4, 992-1016.
  • “Gender and the State: Accommodating Difference and Equality,” Politics and Gender, (2014), 10:2, 271-276.
  • The Motherless State: Women’s Political Leadership and American Democracy University of Chicago Press, 2009. Winner of the 2010 J. David Greenstone Award for the best book on politics and history, Politics and History Section, American Political Science Association.
  • Playing with the Boys: Why Separate Is Not Equal in Sports. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008
  • Breaking the Abortion Deadlock: From Choice To Consent. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996
  • “It takes a State: A Policy Feedback Model of Women’s Political Representation,” Perspectives on Politics (March 2010).
  • “Citizenship and Women’s Election to Political Office: The Power of Public Policies”, in Women’s Equal Citizenship, edited by Linda McClain and Joanna Grossman (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, forthcoming)
  • “Forging a New Grammar of Equality and Difference: Progressive Era Suffrage and Reform”, in Formative Acts: Reckoning with Agency in American Politics edited by Stephen Skowronek and Matt Glassman (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007)
  • “The Next Step After Roe: Using Fundamental Rights, Equal Protection Analysis to Nullify Restrictive State-Level Abortion Legislation”, Emory Law Review (2007) 56:4, 1173-1214
  • “Political Citizenship and Democratization: The Gender Paradox”, American Political Science Review, 96:3, 535-552 (September 2002)
  • “Democratization and Political Inclusion: The Case of Women Leaders”, Harvard International Law Review (Fall 1999)
  • “Race, Class, and Gender in the Progressive Era: Restructuring State and Society”, in Sidney Milkis and Jerome Mileur (eds) Progressivism, Then and Now. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998
  • “From Choice to Consent in the Abortion Debate” in John Brigham (ed) States, Citizens, and Questions of Significance: Proceedings of the Tenth Roundtable on Law and Semiotics. New York: Lang, 1998
  • “Breaking the Abortion Deadlock?: Twenty-five Years After Roe”, A Roundtable Discussion with Eileen McDonagh, Patricia Ireland, Karen O’Connor, and Robin West, Studies in American Political Development (1998)
  • “The Eclectic Center of the New Institutionalism: Azxes of Analysis in Comparative Perspective”. Social Science History 19:4 (Winter 1995) (co-authored with Philip Ethington)
  • Education

    PhD, 1972 , Government
    Harvard University

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    919 Renaissance Park
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115