Area(s) of expertise: Women & Politics, Gender & the Law
Summary of expertise:
An expert on congressional elections in general and the success/challenges of women candidates in particular. Prior to B-W, served as assistant professor and Interim Director, Women and Politics Institute, at American University. Speaks authoritatively on American Politics, Civil Rights and Liberties, Judicial Process, Women and Politics, Gender and the Law, Congressional Elections
Research Interests: Congressional elections, redistricting, and the success of women candidates; the role of women in the judiciary; strategic decision-making on the Supreme Court
Co-author of "Women and Congressional Elections: A Century of Change" (Lynne Rienner Publishers, June 2012) with Dennis Simon of Southern Methodist University, a book that explores the integration of women into Congress. http://www.bw.edu/news/womeninpolitics/
Palmer's work also has appeared in American Political Science Review, Politics and Gender, and a wide variety of law reviews.
Baldwin Wallace Summer Research Grant, 2011
Marion Irish Award for Best Paper on Women and Politics Presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association.
American University On-Line Learning and Course Development Grant, 2010.
American University Spagna Faculty Research Award, 2009.
Prior media experience:
Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Die Zeit Online (Germany), Women’s eNews, Sky News (Great Britain),Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, MF Dens (Czech Republic), Cleveland Plain Dealer, Las Vegas Sun, Politics Magazine, Toronto Star, Agence France-Presse, WEWS-TV
Ph.D., Political Science University of Minnesota
M.A., Political Science Purdue University
B.A., Political Science University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
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