Susan J. Carroll is Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University as well as Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) of the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

Carroll is the author of numerous publications on women's political participation. Her books include: More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to State Legislatures (Oxford 2013, with Kira Sanbonmatsu); Women as Candidates in American Politics (Second Edition, Indiana 1994); Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics (Third Edition, Cambridge 2014, with Richard L. Fox); Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions (Oxford 2003); and The Impact of Women in Public Office (Indiana 2001). She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters focusing on women candidates, voters, elected officials, and political appointees.

As Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics, Carroll has been co-principal investigator on several major research projects funded by the Ford Foundation, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Barbara Lee Foundation, and the Hunt Alternatives Fund. She has co-authored numerous CAWP publications, several of them focusing on the recruitment and impact of women state legislators and members of Congress, including Poised to Run: Women's Pathways to the State Legislature; Reshaping the Agenda: Women in State Legislatures; Women's Routes to Elective Office: A Comparison With Men's; and Voices, Views, Votes: The Impact of Women in the 103rd Congress. Carroll is a founder and former president of the Organized Section for Women and Politics Research of the American Political Science Association, and she currently co-edits the CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics published by the University of Michigan Press. She is the recipient of the Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies Award of the Political Studies Association in the United Kingdom as well as the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award from the Women's Caucus of the Midwest Political Science Association.

As a nationally recognized expert on women's political participation, Carroll is frequently called upon for media commentary. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, Time, The Economist, and various other print media. Her televison appearances include: "Katie" (with Katie Couric) on ABC; CNN; BBC; "World News" and "Nightline" on ABC; "Up to the Minute" on CBS; WNYC public television in New York; WNJN public television in New Jersey; WCBS News in New York; and WNBC's "Today in New York Weekend Edition." She has been interviewed for numerous radio programs, including "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition," "Marketplace," and "Day to Day" on National Public Radio.


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More Women Can Run

Gender and Elections

Women as Candidates in American Politics

Women and American Politics

The Impact of Women in Public Office