Deborah Jordan Brooks

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Government


Silsby 214
HB 6108


  • 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).

  • "Do Partisan Types Stop at the Water's Edge?" The Journal of Politics, accepted and forthcoming, with Joshua Kertzer and Stephen Brooks.

  • “How Messages about Gender Bias in Elections Can Both Help and Hurt Women’s Representation,” American Politics Research, May 2019, Vol. 47 (3): 601-627, with Danny Hayes.

  • “The Demographic Transition Theory of War: Why Young Societies are Conflict Prone and Old Societies are the Most Peaceful,” International Security, Winter 2018/19, 43 (3): 53-95, with Stephen G. Brooks, Mark L. Haas, and Brian Greenhill

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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.