Dawn Teele

Dawn Teele

Associate Professor

Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 434

Dr. Dawn Teele holds a B.A. in Economics from Reed College, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn she was a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. Dr. Teele has won several prizes, including the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for the study of women in politics and the Gabriel Almond Prize from the American Political Science Association. Her research has been published in a variety of outlets in political science, including the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and Politics & Society. She is editor of a volume on social science methodology, Field Experiments and Their Critics  (Yale University Press 2014), and co-editor of an edited volume that is currently in progress, Good Reasons to Run: Women and Political Candidacy. In 2018, Princeton University Press published her monograph Forging the Franchise: The Political Origins of the Women’s Vote.

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Geographic focus: 

Western Europe and the United States. 

Primary interests: 

Women and politics specifically related the causes and consequences of voting rights reform; candidate socialization, recruitment, and election; incumbency and gender; democratization and economic development; methodology and field experiments.    

Latest Publications: 

“The Ties that Double Bind: Social Roles and Women’s Under Representation in Politics.” (with Joshua Kalla and Frances Rosenbluth),  American Political Science Review, 2018

“How the West Was Won: Competition, Mobilization, and Women’s Enfranchisement in the United States.” Journal of Politics, 2018.

"Are You My Mentor? A Field Experiment on Gender, Ethnicity, and Political Self Starters" (with Joshua Kalla and Frances Rosenbluth), Journal of Politics, 2018

"Gender in Journals: Methodology, Coauthorship, and Publication Patter in Political Sciences Flagship Journals" (with Kathleen Thelen), PS: Political Sciences & Politics, 2017

"Ordinary Democratization: the Electoral Strategy that Won British Women the Vote", Politics & Society, 2014. 

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