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Andrea Aldrich

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115 Prospect Street, Rosenkranz Hall, Room 434


  • Ph.D.: University of Pittsburgh, 2015
  • B.A.: University of Minnesota, 2005



My research interests are focused on political representation, gender, and comparative political institutions. My work examines the relationship between internal political party dynamics and legislative representation. I am particularly interested in investigating the influence of internal party organization on gender equality in elections and my research has recently been published in JCMS: the Journal of Common Market Studies, Party Politics, and Politics & Gender. I currently teach Gender and Politics, Comparative Electoral and Party Systems, and the Legacies of Communism and Conflict in Europe. I am also the co-chair of the Political Parties Research Network for the Council for European Studies and a member of the Political Parties Database Project (PPDB). Before arriving at Yale, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Houston with the PPDB under the direction of Dr. Susan Scarrow, a visiting scholar at Texas A&M University, and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Zagreb in Croatia.

Areas of Interest:

  • Gender and Politics
  • Party Politics
  • Representation
  • Comparative Institutions 
  • European politics

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Political Science