Published Research

My research can be found on my Google Citations page or my Academia.edu 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.” 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
  • 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.


Controversial state & local politics

  • Bromley-Trujillo, Rebecca, Mirya R. Holman, and Andres Sandoval. 2019. “Hot Districts, Cool Legislation: Evaluating Agenda Setting in Climate Change Bill Sponsorship in U.S. States.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly. 19(3) 375-395.
  • Boussalis, Constantine, Travis G. Coan, and Mirya Holman. 2018. “Climatic Communication from Cities in the United States.” Climatic Change 149(2): 173–187.
  • Dancy, Geoff, Mirya R. Holman, and Kayden McKenzie. “The Origins of Gun Policy in U.S. States.” Washington University Saint Louis Law Review, Forthcoming

Governing bodies & Diversity

  • Barnes, Tiffany, and Mirya R. Holman. “Gender Quotas, Women's Representation, and Legislative Diversity.” Journal of Politics. Forthcoming.
  • Barnes, Tiffany and Mirya R. Holman. 2018. “Taking diverse backgrounds into account in studies of political ambition and representation.” Politics, Groups and Identities.
  • 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.