Melody Crowder-Meyer

Sewanee: The University of the South



I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Sewanee: The University of the South. My research and teaching interests include women in politics, political parties, local and urban politics, survey research, and political behavior and public opinion. My current research examines how political parties and organizations and political elite behavior affect who runs for and wins public office. I examine whether strong parties can promote greater equality in representation for traditionally underrepresented groups, particularly women.

Before coming to Sewanee in 2011, I earned my MA (2006) and PhD (2010) from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Educational Studies from Vanderbilt University in 2004.

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