Evelyn M. Simien, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Purdue University
African American Politics, Public Opinion, Political Behavior
Professor Simien is a joint-hire with the Institute for African American Studies. She is also an Associate Editor for Polity (the Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association). Her first book, Black Feminist Voices in Politics (SUNY Press, 2006), examined the degree to which African American men and women support black feminist consciousness and its effect on political behavior using national survey data and quantitative methods. Her second book, Gender and Lynching: the Politics of Memory (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2011), focuses on African American women who suffered racial-sexual violence at the hands of vigilante lynch mobs in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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Guest Journal Editor
- Simien, Evelyn M., ed. 2013."The Obama Presidency: Public Opinion, Policy Outcomes, and Rhetorical Failure."Polity (the Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association), January 45(1): 85-168.
- Simien, Evelyn M., and Ange-Marie Hancock, eds. 2011. “Intersectionality Research,” Political Research Quarterly, March 64(1): 185-243.
- (2013) "African American Public Opinion: A Field Essay on Past, Present, and Future Research,” Politics, Groups, and Identities 1(2): 263-274.
- (2007) “Doing Intersectionality Research: From Conceptual Issues to Practical Examples.” Politics & Gender 3(2): 36-43.
- (2006) “Revisiting ‘What's in a Name?': Exploring the Contours of Africana Womanist Thought” with Nikol G. Alexander Floyd. Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 27(1): 67-89.
- (2005) "Race, Gender, and Linked Fate." Journal of Black Studies 35(5):529-550.
- (2004) "Black Feminist Theory: Charting a Course for Black Women's Studies in Political Science." Women & Politics 26(2): 81-93.
- (2004) "The Intersection of Race and Gender: An Examination of Black Feminist Consciousness, Race Consciousness, and Policy Attitudes" with Rosalee A. Clawson. Social Science Quarterly 85(3): 793-810.
- (2004) "Gender Differences in Attitudes Toward Black Feminism Among African Americans." Political Science Quarterly 119(2): 315-338.
- (2009) “Clinton and Obama: The Impact of Race and Sex on the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primaries,” In Winning the Presidency 2008, edited by William J. Crotty. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
- (2009) “Revisiting ‘What’s in a Name?’: Exploring the Contours of Africana Womanist Thought,” with Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd. In Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women’s Studies, eds. Stanlie M. James, Frances Smith-Foster, and Beverly Guy-Sheftall. NY: The Feminist Press.
- (2007) “A Black Gender Gap? Continuity and Change in Black Feminist Attitudes,” In African American Perspectives on Political Science, ed. Wilbur Rich. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
- (2007) “Black Feminist Theory: Charting a Course for Black Women’s Studies in Political Science,” In Speaking Our Minds: Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions, eds. Kristin Waters and Carol B. Conaway, University of Vermont Press.
Works in Progress
- “Symbolic Empowerment and the 2008 American Presidential Election: Was there a Clinton-Obama Mobilizing Effect?” with Sarah Cote Hampson, under review.
- Historic Firsts: How Symbolic Empowerment Changes Politics (under contract with Oxford University Press).