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08-27-2014

Clarkson University's Christina Xydias Awarded American Political Science Association Grant

Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Political Science Christina Xydias has been awarded an American Political Science Association (APSA) research grant to support her project “Gender and Generations: the Distributional Consequences of Contestation Over Women’s Interests.”

Christina XydiasXydias’s current research focuses on how policy makers construct women’s interests: what they claim is best for women, and the policies that they propose to address it.

Her other research examines variation in women’s rates of election globally, the end of combat exclusion rules across Europe and in the United States, and the role of Green parties in advancing environmental regulations in the European Union.

Xydias has published in Political Studies, Politics & Gender, and the International Journal of Sociology, among other outlets.

She received her A.B. in political science from Brown University and her Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Before coming to Clarkson, Xydias was an assistant professor of political science at Susquehanna University.

The APSA is the leading professional association in political science with more than 15,000 members in more than 80 countries. Every year the APSA awards a small number of grants to faculty employed in departments that do not confer doctorates.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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