Deborah Jordan Brooks

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Government


Silsby, Room 214
HB 6108




The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding


  • B.A. UC Santa Cruz (granted with College Honors)
  • M.A. Yale University
  • M. Phil. Yale University
  • Ph.D. Yale University (granted with Distinction)

Selected Publications

  • He Runs, She Runs: Why Gender Stereotypes Do Not Harm Women Candidates (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013).  [FULL TEXT AVAILABLE HERE FROM PROJECT MUSE]

  • “What’s Fair in International Politics? Equity, Equality, and Foreign Policy Attitudes” Journal of Conflict Resolution, accepted and forthcoming, with Katy Powers, Joshua Kertzer, and Deborah Brooks.

  • "Do Partisan Types Stop at the Water's Edge?" The Journal of Politics, Vol. 43, No. 4 (October 2021), with Stephen Brooks and Joshua Kertzer, pp. 1764-1782

  • “Double Whammy: Why the Underrepresentation of Women Among Workplace and Political Decision-makers Matters in Pandemic Times,” Politics and Gender, Vol. 16 (4), December 2020, with Lydia Saad, pp 1110-1122.

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Selected Works & Activities

  • Winner of 2014 Victoria Schuck Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book published on women and politics.

  • Winner of 2014 David O. Sears Book Award from the International Society of Political Psychology for the best book published in the field of the political psychology of mass politics.

  • Honorable Mention for 2010 Best Experimental Paper Award from by the Experimental Research Section at the 2010 American Political Science Associate meeting.

  • Winner of 2009 Best Paper on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior from the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.