Diana Z. O'Brien

Albert Thomas Associate Professor of Political Science

I am the Albert Thomas Associate Professor of Political Science at Rice University. My research and teaching focuses on the causes and consequences of women's political representation in established democracies — including Western Europe and the United States — and across the globe. In particular, I study gender and political parties, executive branch politics, citizens' responses to women's presence in politics, and research methods. I have published articles on these topics in journals including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Politics & Gender, and Comparative Politics. News coverage of my work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Newsweek, MSNBC, Newsweek, and multiple international outlets.


My CV is available here.