Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Areas of Specialization:
- US Political Politics
- Women and Politics
Scholarly Achievements: Recipient of the UMW Department of Political Science John M. Kramer Faculty Excellence Award for 2017. Recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Jack L. Walker Outstanding Article Award for 2012. Principal Investigator (with Kimberly Conger and Gregory Shufeldt) for the 2016 Convention Delegate Study, a survey of Democratic and Republican Party Activists. Principal Investigator for the 2012 and 2004 Convention Delegate Studies. Their article, “Party Polarization, Party Commitment, and Conflict Extension among American Party Activists”, appears in the May 2010 issue of the American Political Science Review. Principal Investigator (with Melody Crowder-Meyer) for the 2014 National Supporters Survey, a survey of donors to political parties and women’s PACs. Their article, “Can’t Buy Them Love: How Donors Contribute to the Party Gap in Women’s Representation,” is forthcoming with Journal of Politics. “A Run for Their Money: Republican Women’s Hard Road to Campaign Funding,” (also with Melody Crowder Meyer) appears in The Right Women, edited by Malliga Och and Shauna Shames. Cooperman serves as an Expert Contributor to Gender Watch 2018, and Presidential Gender Watch 2016, sponsored by the Barbara Lee Foundation and Center for American Women in Politics, Eagleton Institute at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
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