Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Christina Xydias has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of political science in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Xydias’s areas of research include legislative and electoral politics, political representation, and gender and politics. She has published on numerous issues related to these areas, ranging from financial crises and referendums in Greece and Iceland to women’s political representation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
She has two current book projects. The first examines variation in right-leaning parties’ advocacy for women in Germany. The second (co-authored with Amy Atchison, Valparaiso University) studies elder care policies across Europe and the consequences of these policies for gender equity.
In 2014, Xydias was awarded an American Political Science Association Small Research Grant to support book fieldwork in Germany. In 2015, she received the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for the Study of Women and Politics from the Carrie Chapman Catt Center at Iowa State University. She is also the 2016 recipient of Clarkson’s Outstanding New Teacher award.
Xydias serves on Clarkson University’s Institutional Review Board. Outside the University, she is a frequent reviewer for scholarly journals in political science, and an active member of the American Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, and the Northeastern Political Science Association, for which associations she has served as section chair and on various award committees.
Xydias holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Brown University and a master of arts and Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University.