Associate Professor of Political Science
Hall of Government 424
2115 G St. NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Areas of Expertise
American Politics; Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Politics; Public Opinion and Voting Behavior; Political Methodology
Professor McConnaughy’s research interests are in identity politics, focusing primarily on the roles race and gender play in American politics, and in the development of political institutions. She also has research and teaching interests in methodology, particularly in the design of social science research for causal inference. Her work in these areas has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Studies in American Political Development and American Politics Research. She is author of a book on the partisan and coalitional politics of women’s voting rights, entitled The Woman Suffrage Movement in America: A Reassessment (Cambridge, 2013). Other current research projects include a study of the role of gender identity in shaping the gender gap and a joint study with Ismail White on the intersection of race and gender in Americans’ political attitudes.