Farida Jalalzai

Hannah Atkins Chair, Head of Political Science

Farida Jalazai  

Contact Information

201C Murray Hall
(405) 744-5607

Research Interests

Gender in Politics
Executive Studies
Comparative Politics
PhD, University of Buffalo, 2004

Dr. Farida Jalalzai is the Hannah Atkins Endowed Chair and Professor of Political Science. Her research analyzes the representation and behavior of women and minorities in politics and the role of gender in the political arena. Her work focuses on women national leaders. Her first book, Shattered, Cracked and Firmly Intact: Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide (Oxford University Press 2013, updated paperback 2016), offers a comprehensive analysis of women, gender, and national leadership positions. Her second book, Women Presidents of Latin America: Beyond Family Ties? (Routledge 2016) examines several case studies of women presidents in Latin America.

Her latest book projects include a co-edited volume Measuring Women's Political Empowerment Worldwide with Amy C. Alexander and Catherine Bolzendahl (Palgrave 2018), and Senhora Presidenta: Women's Representation in Brazil during Dilma Rousseff's Presidency with Pedro dos Santos (under contract with Temple University Press).

Recent Publications

    • Jalalzai, Farida. Forthcoming 2018. “A Woman President without Women? President Park of South Korea” (with Young-Im Lee). Politics & Gender.
    • Jalalzai, Farida. September 2017. “Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Bid--A Gendered and Comparative Perspective.” Socius.
    • Jalalzai, Farida. 2016. “Shattered, Not Cracked, The Effect of Women’s Executive Leadership.” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, 37, 4, 1-25.
    • Jalalzai, Farida. 2016. "Defining Women’s Global Political Empowerment: Theories and Evidence." (with Amy C. Alexander and Catherine Bolzendahl). Sociology Compass, 10, 6, 432-441.
    • Jalalzai, Farida. 2015. Women Presidents of Latin America: Beyond Family Ties. New York: Routledge Press.
    • Jalalzai, Farida and Pedro Dos Santos. 2015. “The Dilma Effect? Women’s Representation under Dilma Rousseff’s Presidency." Politics & Gender, 11, 1, 117–145.