Deborah Jordan Brooks

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Government

Silsby 214
HB 6108
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
B.A. UC Santa Cruz (granted with College Honors)
M.A. Yale University
M. Phil. Yale University
Ph.D. Yale University (granted with Distinction)

Selected Publications

He Runs, She Runs: Why Gender Stereotypes Do Not Harm Women Candidates (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013).  [FULL TEXT AVAILABLE HERE FROM PROJECT MUSE]

“What’s Fair in International Politics? Equity, Equality, and Foreign Policy Attitudes” Journal of Conflict Resolution, accepted and forthcoming, with Katy Powers, Joshua Kertzer, and Deborah Brooks.

"Do Partisan Types Stop at the Water's Edge?" The Journal of Politics, Vol. 43, No. 4 (October 2021), with Stephen Brooks and Joshua Kertzer, pp. 1764-1782

“Double Whammy: Why the Underrepresentation of Women Among Workplace and Political Decision-makers Matters in Pandemic Times,” Politics and Gender, Vol. 16 (4), December 2020, with Lydia Saad, pp 1110-1122.

“Measurement in the Study of Menstrual Health and Hygiene: A Systematic Review and Audit,” PLoS One, June 2020, with Julie Hennegan, Kellog Schwab, and G.J. Melendez-Torres. 

“How Messages about Gender Bias in Elections Can Both Help and Hurt Women’s Representation,” American Politics Research, May 2019, Vol. 47 (3), with Danny Hayes, pp. 601-627.

“The Demographic Transition Theory of War: Why Young Societies are Conflict Prone and Old Societies are the Most Peaceful,” International Security, Winter 2018/19, 43 (3), with Stephen G. Brooks, Mark L. Haas, and Brian Greenhill, pp. 53-95.

“Assessing Accountability in a Post-Citizens United Era: The Effects of Attack Ad Sponsorship by Unknown Independent Groups,” American Politics Research, May 2012 (40), with Michael Murov, pp. 383-418.

"Testing the Double Standard for Candidate Emotionality: Voter Reactions to the Tears and Anger of Male and Female Politicians," The Journal of Politics, April 2011, Vol. 73(2): 597-615.

"A War of One's Own: Understanding the Gender Gap in Support for War," Public Opinion Quarterly, June 2011, Vol. 75(2), with Ben Valentino, pp. 270-286.

"A Negativity Gap? Voter Gender and Attack Politics in American Elections," Politics and Gender, September 2010, Vol. 6(3), pp. 319-341.

"Beyond Negativity: The Effects of Incivility on Voters," American Journal of Political Science, January 2007, Vol 51(1), with John Geer, pp. 1-16.

"The Resilient Voter: Moving Toward Closure in the Debate over Negative Campaigning and Turnout," The Journal of Politics, August 2006, Vol 68(3), pp. 684-696. PDF

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Selected works and activities

Winner of 2014 Victoria Schuck Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book published on women and politics.

Winner of 2014 David O. Sears Book Award from the International Society of Political Psychology for the best book published in the field of the political psychology of mass politics.

Honorable Mention for 2010 Best Experimental Paper Award from by the Experimental Research Section at the 2010 American Political Science Associate meeting.

Winner of 2009 Best Paper on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior from the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.