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Miki Kittilson

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Biography

Miki Caul Kittilson joined the ASU faculty in Fall 2004. She earned her BA from Arizona State University, MA and PhD from University of California, Irvine.  Her current co-authored research, funded by the National Science Foundation, examines gender equality on high courts around the world. Her book (co-authored with Leslie Schwindt-Bayer), The Gendered Effects of Electoral Institutions: Political Engagement and Participation, was published by Oxford University Press in the Comparative Politics Series. She has also published articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, International Organization, Comparative Political Studies, Perspectives on Politics, Party Politics, Political Behavior and Politics & Gender.

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, University of California Irvine (2001)

M.A., Political Science, University of California Irvine (1998)

B.A., Spanish, summa cum laude, Arizona State University, (1995) Minor: Political Science

Research Interests

Comparative Politics, Women and Politics, Party Politics, Political Behavior

Publications
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul. Gender and Party Politics. The Oxford Handbook of Gender Politics (2013).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul and Russell Dalton. Virtual Civil Society in the United States and Australia. Australian Journal of Political Science (2012).
  • Miki Kittilson. Representing Women: The Adoption of Family Leave in Comparative Perspective. Journal of Politics (2008).
  • Miki Kittilson, Kim Fridkin. Gender, Candidate Portrayals and Election Campaigns: A Comparative Perspective. Politics and Gender (2008).
  • . . Oxford Handbook on Political Behavior (2007).
  • Mark Gray, Miki Kittilson, Wayne Sandholtz. Women and Globalization: A Study of 180 Countries, 1975-2000. International Organization (2006).
  • Miki Kittilson. In Support of Gender Quotas: Setting New Standards, Bringing Visible Gains. Politics and Gender (2006).
  • Miki Kittilson. In Support of Gender Quotas: Setting New Standards, Bringing Visible Gains. Politics and Gender (2006).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul. Challenging Parties, Changing Parliaments: Women and Elected Office in Contemporary Western Europe. (2006).
  • . . Review of: Democrats, Republicans and the Politics of Women's Place (2006).
  • . . Review of: Sharing Power: Women, Parliament and Democracy (2006).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul (Author) . Research Resources in Comparative Political Behavior. Oxford Handbook on Political Behavior (2006).
  • . . The Politics of Democratic Inclusion (2005).
  • . . Democracy Transformed, Expanding Citizen Access in Advanced Industrial Democracies (2003).
  • Miki Kittilson. Declining Voter Turnout in Comparative Perspective: A Result of Converging Party Profiles. The American Review of Politics (2002).
  • . . Voting at the Political Fault Line: California's Experiment With the Blanket Primary (2002).
  • Miki Kittilson. Political Parties and Candidate Gender Policies: A Cross-National Study. Journal of Politics (2001).
Research Activity
  • Hinojosa,Magda*, Fridkin,Kim L, Kittilson,Miki Caul. The Dynamics of Political Representation: Examining Descriptive Substantive and Symbolic Representation with a Natural Experiment. INST OF INTERNATL EDUCATION(8/6/2014 - 10/23/2015).
  • Kittilson,Miki Caul*, Hoekstra,Valerie. Collaborative Research: Diffusing Equality: International Influences on Womens Appointment to High Courts. NSF-SES(8/15/2013 - 8/31/2016).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 150Comparative Government
SGS 394Special Topics
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 599Thesis
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 599Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 150Comparative Government
POS 352European Democracies
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 150Comparative Government
SGS 394Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 592Research
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 598Special Topics
POS 599Thesis
POS 695Continuing Registration
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 350Comparative Politics
POS 584Internship
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 592Research
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 599Thesis
POS 695Continuing Registration
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 584Internship
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 592Research
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 599Thesis
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 592Research
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 598Special Topics
POS 599Thesis
POS 695Continuing Registration
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 350Comparative Politics
POS 584Internship
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 592Research
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 598Special Topics
POS 599Thesis
POS 695Continuing Registration
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 584Internship
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 592Research
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 599Thesis
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 592Research
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 598Special Topics
POS 599Thesis
POS 695Continuing Registration
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 795Continuing Registration
POS 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul and Valerie Hoekstra and Alice Kang and Maria Escobar-Lemmon. Diffusing Equality? High Courts and Gender in Comparative Perspective. American Political Science Association meeting (Aug 2013).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul. UN Human Rights Committees and Gender Equality. Midwest Political Science Association meeting (Apr 2013).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul. Advancing Women in Political Science: Applying Lessons from Women and Politics REsearch. Midwest Political Science Association meeting (Apr 2013).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul. UN Human Rights Committees and Gender Equality. Penn State Political Science Department Lecture Series (Apr 2013).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul and Leslie Schwindt-Bayer. Party Systems, Democratic Engagement and Gender in Comparative Perspective. American Political Science Association meeting (Aug 2010).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul and Christopher Anderson. Comparing Voter Participation: the Influence of Individual Resources and Institutions. American POlitical Science Association Meetings (Sep 2009).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul and Christopher Anderson. Electoral Supply and Voter Engagement. Comparative Study of Electoral Systems Conference at the University of Toronto (Sep 2009).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul. Measuring Democratic Engagement: Gender Differences and Surveys. Political Methodology meeting at Yale (Jul 2009).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul and Christopher Anderson. Institutional Context and Political Participation. Citizens, Context and Choice conference at Cornell University (Jun 2009).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul. Adopting Women's Issues. Women in POlitics-- Global Perspectives at Ohio State University (Apr 2009).
  • Kittilson, Miki Caul and Russell J. Dalton. Civil Society and Democratic Capabilities in America. Midwest Political Science Association meeting (Apr 2009).
  • Miki Caul Kittilson and Leslie Schwindt-Bayer. Explaining Cross-national Variation in Political Engagement. Department of Political Science, University of Arizona (Oct 2008).
  • Miki Caul Kittilson and Leslie Schwindt-Bayer. Institutions and Political Engagement. 2008 Visions in Methodology Conference (Oct 2008).
  • Miki Kittilson and Leslie Schwindt-Bayer. Gender, Institutions and POlitical Engagement. American Political Science Association Meetings (Aug 2008).
  • Miki Caul Kittilson and Russell Dalton. Social Grouops Versus a Virtual Civil Society. Western Political Science Association Meetings (Mar 2008).
  • Kittilson, Miki, Gray, Mark. Voter Equality in Post-Industrialized Nations: The Interaction of Individual Resources and Political Context, A Multi-Level Model. Midwest POlitical Science Association Meetings (Apr 2006).
  • Gray, Mark, Kittilson, Miki. Lower Turnout as a Consequence of Less Meaningful Elections? Changes in the Impact of Party Control Over Policy on Voter Participation in Established Democracies. American Political Science Association meetings (Sep 2005).
  • Kittilson, Miki. Mobilization, Participation, and Change in Post-Industrial Democracies: Increasing Disparity in Participation Across Post-Industrial Democracies. American Political Science Association meetings (Sep 2005).
  • Kittilson, Miki. Changing Patterns of Mobilization and Participation Across Post-Industrial Democracies, 1960-2000. Midwest Political Science Association meetings (Apr 2005).
  • Gray, Mark, Kittilson, Miki. Women and Globalization: A Study of Quality of Life and Status Indicators in 180 Nations, 1975-2000. Annual Meetings of the American Political Science Association, chicago, IL, Sept. 2-5, 2004 (Oct 2004).
  • Kittilson, Miki. Declining Voter Turnout in Industrial Democracies: Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle Dee. Annual meetings of the Western Political Science Association (Mar 2003).
  • Kittilson, Miki. Women Transforming Party Politics. Challenges to Political Parties in Western Europe conference, sponsored by the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (Apr 2001).
  • Kittilson, Miki. Gender Differences in Media Coverage of Candidates: A Comparative Perspective. Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association
  • Kittilson, Miki. Gender, Institutions and Political Behavior: Towards an Integrated Theoretical Framework. Towards a Comparative Politics of Gender
  • Kittilson, Miki. Women's Representation: Women, Policies and Parliaments in Comparative Perspective. Women's Participation in Democracies
  • Kittilson, Miki, Banducci, Susan, Karp, Jeff. Women, Media and European Elections: Implications for Women's Mobilization. American Political Science Association meetings
  • Kittilson, Miki. Racial and Ethnic Minorities & Legislative Participation: The Role of Political Parties in the U.S. and Britiain. Annual meetings of the Western Political Science Association
Service
  • Social Sciences and Humanities REsearch Council of Canada, Proposal REviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, proposal reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • American Journal of Political Science, Article Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Politics, Article Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Politics and Gender, Article Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Social Forces, Article Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Search Committee, Department of Political Science, committee member (2005 - Present)
  • American Political Science Association Section Representation and Electoral Systems, Award Committee, Hallett Prize, 2005 (2005 - Present)
  • Party Politics, article reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • American Political Science Review, article reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • British Journal of Political Science, article reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • Latin American Politics and Society, article reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Committee, committee member (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of Politics, Editorial Board Member (2013 - 2015)
  • APSA Section Representation and Electoral Systems, Newsletter Co-Editor (2012 - 2014)
  • APSA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, Member (2011 - 2014)
  • CLAS, Special Committee for Graduate Programs (2013 - 2014)
  • Outlook on Life and Political Engagement Study, Advisory Board (2013 - 2014)
  • School of Politics and Global Studies, Director of Graduate Studies (2012 - 2014)
  • Party Organization Database, Advisory Board (2011 - 2014)
  • APSA Women and Politics REsearch Section, Chair, Best Paper Award (2013 - 2013)
  • CLAS, Committee on the Quality of Instruction (2011 - 2013)
  • CLAS, Curriculum Committee Member (2011 - 2013)
  • School of Politics and Global Studies, Advisory Committee Member (2011 - 2013)
  • Journal of Politics, Editorial Board Member (2011 - 2013)
  • Barrett Honors College, Truman Scholarship Committee (2010 - 2012)
  • Midwest Political Science Association, Comparative Politics Section Best Paper, Committee Chair (2011 - 2012)
  • Journal of POlitics, Editorial Board (2009 - 2011)
  • Comparative POlitics/American Politics Search Committee, member (2010 - 2010)
  • Truman Scholarship Selection Committee, member (2010 - 2010)
  • Committee on the Quality of Instruction, member (2010 - 2010)
  • Speaker Series Committee, member (2010 - 2010)
  • National Science Foundation, proposal reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada, reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Political ORganizations and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association, Panel Organizer (co-organizer with Rick Herrera) for 2010 annual meeting (2009 - 2010)
  • Undergraduate, Freshman Orientation Presentation (2010 - 2010)
  • Undergraduate Committee, Director (2009 - 2010)
  • Advisory Committee, member (2009 - 2010)
  • Undergraduate Committee, chair (2009 - 2010)
  • Advisory Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Search Committee, Comparative Politics, chair (2009 - 2009)
  • Political Organizations and Parties Section of American Political Science Association, Executive Committee (2007 - 2009)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • National Science Foundation, Reviewed one grant proposal for Sociology Program (2005)
  • Undergraduate Committee, member (2004 - 2005)
  • International/Comparative POlitical Economy Search Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • American Political Science Review, manuscript reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • Gender and Politics, article reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • Social Science Quarterly, article reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • Advisory Committee, Department of Political Science, Member (08-2008 - 05-2009)
  • American Association of University Women, featured speaker at meeting (02-2008 - 02-2008)
  • Journal of Politics, Editorial Board (12-2008 - 12-2010)
  • Political Organizations and Parties, APSA SEction, Executive Committee (08-2007 - 08-2009)
  • Political Organizations and Parties, APSA Section, Chair, Award Committee (08-2008 - 08-2009)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, REviewer of proposals (12-2008 - 12-2008)
  • Woodrow Wilson national Fellowship Foundation, review of proposal (11-2008 - 11-2008)