Dara Z. Strolovitch

Dara Z. Strolovitch is 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 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 colour, 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 second book When Bad Things Happen to Privileged People: Race, Gender, and the Political Construction of Crisis and Non-Crisis, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.