Sarah A. Fulton

Hi! I'm Sarah.

I'm an Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University.


I'm interested in assessing the impact of candidate gender on voting behavior and election outcomes. I believe it is important to understand the unique barriers that female politicians confront, so that women can better navigate the political landscape and earn equality.


My research is published some of the most prestigious journals in the discipline, including: American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Political Behavior and Political Research Quarterly. My published research has won a variety of national awards, has been cited over 800 times, and has sparked national media attention in Foreign Policy, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Salon Magazine and in the New York Times Bestselling Book Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing. My work reaches beyond academic circles because I communicate my findings in a way that is interesting and meaningful to specialists and general audiences alike.


I am deeply committed to the development of students. I have served on dissertation and graduate student advisory committees, have been active in field examination committee meetings and the graduate student recruitment activities, and have mentored graduate students in professional development workshops. Over the course of 13 years at Texas A&M, I have taught approximately 15,000 undergraduates, and consistently receive evaluations that exceed the average in my department.


I have managed projects from the development of the research question, to designing survey instruments, to analyzing results and synthesizing complex statistical information into parsimonious research papers and compelling presentations.


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