Media

On occasion, I write about gender and politics for the popular press.


O’Brien, Diana Z. “Citizens (mistakenly) perceive female-led political parties as more moderate.” 2019. Democratic Audit UK, 22 October.


Dietrich, Bryce, Matthew Hayes, and Diana Z. O'Brien. "As you watch the Democratic debates, remember that how politicians speak is as important as what they say." 2019. The Washington Post, June 26.


Piscopo, Jennifer, Diana Z. O'Brien, and Amanda Clayton. "Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have a problem: They're all men." 2018. The Los Angeles Times, 26 September.


Nugent, Mary and Diana Z. O’Brien. “Time to celebrate women's gains in the U.K. election? Not so fast.” 2017. The Washington Post, 11 June.


Clayton, Amanda, Diana Z. O’Brien and Jennifer M. Piscopo. “Americans don't like it when men (and only men) make decisions about women.” 2017. The Washington Post, 4 April.


Beckwith, Karen and Diana Z. O’Brien. “Here’s Why Theresa May Will Become Britain’s First Female Leader Since Thatcher.” 2016. The Washington Post, 12 July.


O’Brien, Diana Z. and Catherine Reyes-Housholder. 2016. “Would Clinton really appoint a cabinet that’s half women and half men?” The Washington Post, 9 May.


My work has also been featured in other news outlets.


Sometimes I have the opportunity to speak with reporters about gender and politics. I've been quoted by Vox, and chatted with Kathleen Dunn of Wisconsin Public Radio about gender quotas.


My research on all-male panels and democratic legitimacy with Amanda Clayton and Jennifer Piscopo has been featured in the Washington Post, Teen Vogue, and the Pacific Standard.


My study of female defense ministers with Tiffany Barnes has been featured in The Guardian (reprinted in SecurityWomen, Eve Afrique), Bloomberg's View (reprinted or featured in Il Giornale (Italian), Courier Quotidiano (Italian), Formiche (Italian), Capital (Greek), Differ News (Greek), UOL Economia (Portuguese)​, Diario Gestión (Portuguese) Defensa Net (Portuguese), Brasil Soberano e Livre (Portuguese), Exame (Portuguese) hk01 (Chinese), Thể thao & Văn hóa (Vietnamese), New York Minute Magazine, and Magazine Delle Donne (Spanish).


My work on female party leaders has been cited in Newsweek and by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. My research with Mona Lena Krook on women in cabinets has been reported by MSNBC and the Christian Science Monitor.


Sometimes I even tweet about gender and politics at @dianazobrien.