Georgia Duerst-Lahti's research interests center on the gendering of political
institutions and on gender in campaigns. Recent publications include a
book, Creating Gender: The Sexual Politics of Welfare Policy
(Lynne Reinner, 2007) co-authored with Cathy Johnson and Noelle
Other contributions include a chapter on masculinity on the
campaign trail in Rethinking Madame President and a chapter on masculinity in the presidential election, in Gender and the Election 2004, Susan Carroll and Richard Fox, editors. Her research appears in several journals, including Sex Roles, Women and Politics, and Political Science Quarterly. Her best-known work continues to be Gender Power, Leadership, and Government,
with Rita Mae Kelly, published by University of Michigan Press.
continues researching gender and race in the presidency. Her current
major project "Changing Gender, Race, and Leadership of Public
Organizations" involves a 20-year comparison through structured
interviews with state administrative elites and structural power
analysis, employing methodologies consistent with the intersectionality
for research on Gender and Politics.
for research on Fair Trade and Sustainability.