I enjoy reading and long-distance running.
The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University
I teach courses that largely address political issues and political patterns outside the United States: on elections and other political institutions, and on women and gender.
Xydias has published on women’s political representation in the Bundestag and in the European Parliament; on the opening of combat roles to women in Germany; on the importance of civil society organizations to promoting the rights of marginalized women in Germany and Guatemala; and on political attitudes in pre- and post-transition Poland. Her current book project examines variation in right-leaning parties’ advocacy for women in Germany and the United States.
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.
In 2014, Xydias was awarded an American Political Science Association Small Research Grant to support book fieldwork in Germany.
Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed)
“Citizens, Domestic Institutions, and International Organizations: Recent Financial Crises in Greece and Iceland,” Polity, 49(4): 518-547 (October 2017) [Recipient of the 2017 Polity Prize, awarded to the best research article published in the journal that year]
“Discrepancies in Women’s Presence Between European National Legislatures and the European Parliament: A Contextual Explanation,” Political Research Quarterly, 69(4): 800-812 (December 2016)
“Women’s Organizing and Intersectional Policymaking in Comparative Perspective: Evidence from Guatemala and Germany” (with Shannon Drysdale Walsh), Politics, Groups, and Identities, 2(4):549-572 (December 2014) [Featured article in the journal’s 2015 Virtual Special Issue on Politics and Gender]
“Women’s Rights in Germany: Generations and Gender Quotas,” Politics & Gender, 10(1):4-32 (March 2014)
“Mapping the Language of Women’s Interests: Sex and Party Affiliation in the Bundestag,” Political Studies, 61(2):319-340 (June 2013)
“Inviting More Women to the Party: Women’s Substantive Representation and Gender Quotas in Germany,” International Journal of Sociology, 37(4):52-66 (Winter 2007-8)
Book Chapters (Peer-reviewed)
“The Last Occupational Prohibition: Constructing Women’s Entrance into the Bundeswehr,” in Ed. Louise Davidson-Schmich, Gender, Intersections, and Institutions: Intersectional Groups Building Alliances and Gaining Voice in Germany, University of Michigan Press (2018)
“Republican Female Lawmakers’ Contributions to Legislative Debates in the 113th U.S. Congress,” in Eds. Malliga Och and Shauna Shames, Women as Republican Party Activists, Candidates, and Legislators, Praeger (2018)
“Gender Differences and Egalitarianism in Poland,” in Eds. Kazimierz Slomczynski and Sandy Marquart-Pyatt, Continuity and Change in Social Life: Structural and Psychological Adjustment in Poland, IFiS: Warsaw, p.391-410 (2007)
Invited review of From Global to Grassroots: The European Union, Transnational Advocacy, and Combating Violence Against Women by Celeste Montoya (Oxford University Press, 2013) for Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, 36(4):495-7 (2015)