Shauna L. Shames

Curriculum Vitae

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in American Government at Harvard University. My primary area of academic interest is American political behavior, with a focus on race, gender, and politics. For my dissertation research, I have been conducting and analyzing data from an original survey and a set of in-depth interviews about potential candidates' expectations about politics, political campaigns, and serving in elective office.  I have published articles, reports, and book chapters on women as candidates, black women in Congress, comparative child care policy, work/family conflict, abortion, feminism in the U.S. and internationally, gay and lesbian rights, and U.S. public opinion.  I have designed and taught courses (as an instructor and as a teaching fellow/assistant) on race, class, gender, American politics, women's studies, the history of feminism, freshman writing, and futuristic fiction, and I have lectured widely on gender, race, and politics. Please feel free to contact me with questions about me or my work: shames<at>fas.harvard.edu