Rebekah Herrick got her PhD from the University of Nebraska in 1991. That same year she was employed by OSU, where she has been ever since. Her main research interests focus on issues of representation broadly defined. More specifically, in recent years her research has focused on issue of violence against women politicians, how elections effect turnout, particularly among underrepresented groups, and the political behaviors of indigenous Americans.
She has published five books and her work has appeared in The Journal of Politics, Social Science Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Political Research, and State Politics and Policy Quarterly as well as several other more specialized journals such as Politics & Gender, Politics, Groups and Identities, and The Journal of Homosexuality. Her research has recently been featured on the London School of Economics blog and the New York Times.
Elections, legislatures, violence against women in politics, women and politics, Indigenous Americans
- Herrick Rebekah, Sue Thomas, and Kate Bartholomy. Forthcoming. "Gender, Power, and Colleague Aggression in U.S. State Senates." Political Research Quarterly. Available via OnlineFirst.
- Herrick, Rebekah and Ben Pryor. Forthcomming. "Gender and race gaps in voting and over-reporting: An intersectional comparison of CCES with ANES data." The Social Science Journal. Available online.
- Herrick, Rebekah and Sue Thomas. 2021. "Not Just Sticks and Stones: Psychological Abuse and Physical Violence among U.S. State Senators.” Politics & Gender, 1-26.
- Herrick, Rebekah, Jim Davis & Ben Pryor. 2020. "Are Indigenous Americans unique in their voting in US national elections?" Politics, Groups, and Identities.
- Herrick, Rebekah. 2019. “Is it safe to keep this job? The costs of violence on the psychological health and careers of U.S. mayors.” Social Science Quarterly 100 (6): 2047-2058.
- Herrick, Rebekah , Sue Thomas, Lori Franklin, Marcia L. Godwin, Eveline Gnabasik and Jean Reith Schroedel. Forthcoming. Physical violence and psychological abuse against female and male mayors in the United States. Politics, Groups, and Identities.