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Mona Lena Krook

Mona Lena Krook is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Her book, “Quotas for Women in Politics: Gender and Candidate Selection Reform Worldwide” (Oxford University Press, 2009), analyzes the design, adoption, and implementation of quotas for the selection of female candidates to national parliaments around the globe. Her current research explores the global diffusion of quotas for women and minorities, as well as the broader significance of quota policies to existing dynamics of political representation. She is the author of scholarly articles appearing in the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, and Political Research Quarterly, among others, as well as the co-editor with Sarah Childs of “Women, Gender, and Politics: A Reader” (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Upon completing her Ph.D. at Columbia University, she was an Economic and Social Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bristol.