Mirya R. Holman

I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University.

My research interests focus on American politics and public policy, with a focus on state and local politics, gender and politics, research methods, and environmental politics.

My book, Women in Politics in the American City (Temple University Press) examines the effect of the women mayors and city council members on urban politics. I recently edited a volume on gender and political ambition: Good Reasons to Run

I've been widely published in both academic journals and in the popular press, including NPR, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others. Want to know how to pronounce my name? Here's me saying it!

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Right now, I'm researching local appointed boards and commissions, sheriffs in the United States, gender and political communication, and the pathways to political office, as well as a variety of other projects. My research used a variety of advanced methods, with a focus on geographic, experimental, and survey research.

Please feel free to contact me (mholman [at] tulane [dot] edu) if you would like access to any of my working papers or published work.