Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Dara Z. Strolovitch is a professor at Princeton University, where she holds appointments in Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, and the Department of Politics. Prior to joining the faculty at Princeton, she was an associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. She received her B.A. in political science and women’s studies from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. Her research combines qualitative, quantitative, and interpretive methods to explore the intersecting politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality in a polity marked by enduring, overlapping, and structural inequalities. Her 2007 book, Affirmative Advocacy: Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics, addressed these issues by examining the extent to which and the ways in which advocates for women, people of color, and low-income people represent intersectionally marginalized subgroups of their constituencies. Affirmative Advocacy was awarded the APSA’s Gladys Kammerer Award for the best book on U.S. national policy, APSA’s Political Organizations and Parties section’s Leon Epstein Award, the American Sociological Association’s Race, Gender, and Class section’s Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, and the Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action’s Virginia Hodgkinson Prize. Her current book project, tentatively titled When Bad Things Happen to Privileged People, examines the political construction of crises and their implications for marginalized groups.
Areas of Expertise
Intersecting Politics of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
Social Movements and Representation