Published Research

My research can be found on my Google Citations page or my page. I'd be delighted to share copies of any research listed below - just email me! All my publications are listed chronically on my Curriculum Vitae. All photos are my own.

Select areas of research

Gender stereotypes

  • Holman, Mirya R., Jennifer Merolla, Elizabeth Zechmeister, and Ding Wang. “Terrorism, Gender, and the 2016 Presidential Election.” Accepted for publication in Electoral Studies.
  • Cassese, Erin and Mirya R. Holman. 2018. “Party and Gender Stereotypes in Campaign Attacks.” Political Behavior 40(3): 785–807.
  • Holman, Mirya R., Jennifer Merolla, and Elizabeth Zechmeister. 2017. “Can Experience Overcome Stereotypes in Times of Terror Threat?Research & Politics DOI: 10.1177/2053168016688121
  • Holman, Mirya R., Jennifer Merolla, and Elizabeth Zechmeister. 2016. “Terrorist Threat, Masculine Stereotypes, and Candidate Evaluations.” Political Research Quarterly 69 (1): 134-147.
  • Holman, Mirya R., Jennifer Merolla, and Elizabeth Zechmeister. 2011.“Sex, Stereotypes, and Security: An Experimental Study of the Effect of Crises on Assessments of Gender and Leadership.” Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 32(3):173–192.

Local Leadership

  • Holman, Mirya R. 2015. Women in Politics in the American City. Temple University Press.
  • Holman, Mirya R. 2017. “Women in Local Government: What We Know and Where We Go From Here.” State and Local Government Review 49(4): 285-296.
  • Farris, Emily and Mirya R. Holman. 2017. “All Politics is Local: The American Sheriff and Immigration Attitudes, Policies, and Enforcement at the Local Level.” Political Research Quarterly 70(1) 142–154.
  • Holman, Mirya R. 2016. “Gender, Political Rhetoric, and Moral Metaphors in State of the City Addresses.” Urban Affairs Review. 52(4): 501-530.
  • Farris, Emily and Mirya R. Holman. 2015. “Public Officials and a “Private” Matter: Domestic Violence Attitudes and Policies in The County Sheriff Office.” Social Science Quarterly 96(4): 1117-1135.
  • Holman, Mirya R. 2014. “Sex and the City: Female Leaders and Spending on Social Welfare Programs in U.S. Municipalities.” Journal of Urban Affairs 36(4): 701-715.

Religion and Politics

  • Holman, Mirya R. and Erica Podrazik. 2018. “Gender and Religiosity in the United States.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.686
  • Holman, Mirya R. and Kristin Shockley. 2017. “Messages from Above: Conflict and Convergence of Messages on the Catholic Vote from the Catholic Church hierarchy.Politics & Religion 10 (4): 840-861.
  • Cassese, Erin and Mirya R. Holman. 2017. “Religion, Gendered Authority, and Identity in American Politics.” Politics & Religion. 10(1): 31-56.
  • Cassese, Erin and Mirya R. Holman. 2016. “Religious Beliefs, Gender Consciousness, and Women’s Political Participation.” Sex Roles 75 (9–10): 514–527.
  • Merolla, Jennifer, Jean Schroedel, and Mirya R. Holman. 2007. “The Paradox of Protestantism and Women in Elected Office in the United States.Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 29(1): 77-100.

Political Ambition

  • Shames, Shauna, Rachel Bernhard, Mirya R. Holman, and Dawn Teele. Good Reasons to Run. Edited volume under contract at Temple University Press. Expected publication, spring 2020.
  • Holman, Mirya R. and Monica C. Schneider. 2018. “Gender, race, and political ambition: How intersectionality and frames influence interest in political office.” Politics, Groups & Identities 6(2): 268-280.
  • Schneider, Monica C., Mirya R. Holman, Amanda B. Diekman, and Thomas McAndrew. 2015. “Power, Conflict, and Community: How Gendered Views of Political Power Influence Women’s Political Ambition.” Political Psychology 37 (4): 515–531.
  • Greenlee, Jill, Mirya R. Holman and Rachel VanSickle-Ward. 2014. “Making it Personal: Assessing the Impact of In-Class Exercises on Closing the Gender Gap in Political Ambition.” Journal of Political Science Education 10(1): 48-61.

Gender & Political Campaigns

  • Cassese, Erin and Mirya R. Holman. 2019. “Playing the Woman Card: Ambivalent Sexism in the 2016 Presidential Race.” Political Psychology. 40(1): 55-74. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12492
  • Holman, Mirya R. and Abigail Perkins. 2017. “Sending a Message to Who? Emails as a Campaign Communication from Presidential Candidates.” Unprecedented, Unusual and Polarizing. Lexington Press.
  • Holman, Mirya R., Monica C. Schneider, and Kristin Pondel. 2015. “Gender Targeting in Political Advertisements.” Political Research Quarterly. 68(4): 816-829.
  • Wagner, Kevin, Jason Gainous, and Mirya R. Holman. 2017. “I am Woman, Hear me Tweet? Gender Differences in the Use and Effectiveness of Twitter among Congressional Candidates.” Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 38(4): 430-455.

Gender & Diversity

  • Barnes, Tiffany, and Mirya R. Holman. “Gender Quotas, Women's Representation, and Legislative Diversity.” Conditionally accepted for publication at Journal of Politics.
  • Barnes, Tiffany and Mirya R. Holman. 2018. “Taking diverse backgrounds into account in studies of political ambition and representation.” Politics, Groups and Identities. Online First.
  • Holman, Mirya R. 2016. “The differential effect of resources on political participation across gender and racial groups.” Distinct Identities. Sarah Gershon and Nadia Brown, eds., Palgrave Press.
  • Farris, Emily and Mirya R. Holman. 2014. “Social Capital and Solving the Puzzle of Black Women’s Political Participation.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 2(3): 331-349.