Professor, Interim Department Head
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Rebekah Herrick is a professor of political science at Oklahoma State University. Her primary research interests concern issues of representation particularly as they relate to gender and race. Recent research has focused on Indigenous Americans’ voting, voting rights and violence against women in politics. 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.
American Politics, Congress and Legislatures, Gender
- "Not Just Sticks and Stones: Psychological Abuse and Physical Violence among U.S. State Senators.” Politics & Gender. Forthcoming (co-authored with Sue Thomas)
- 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.
- Sue Thomas, Rebekah Herrick, Lori D. Franklin, Marcia L. Godwin, Eveline Gnabasik, & Jean R. Schroedel. 2019. Not for the Faint of Heart: Assessing Physical Violence and Psychological Abuse against U.S. Mayors. State and Local Government Review 51(1): 57–67.
- Ben Pryor, Rebekah Herrick, and James A. Davis. 2019. Voter ID Laws: The Disenfranchisement of Minority Voters? Political Science Quarterly 134(1): 63-83.
- Rebekah Herrick. 2017. Minority Representation in American Politics. CQ/Sage.