Professor of Political Science; C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program
- Gender politics
- Political parties
- Interest groups
- Mass behavior
- American politics and american political development
- Women and politics
- Agenda-setting and issue framing
- Women's suffrage
- 19th Amendment
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Boston Public Radio
Remembering former Rep. Pat Schroeder
March 14, 2023
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Notre Dame political scientist Christina Wolbrecht about the legacy of Rep. Pat Schroeder, who died at the age of 82.
Women Over 50 Are The Most Undecided Bloc Of Voters This Election
October 10, 2022
The 19th's Mariel Padilla, Notre Dame's Christina Wolbrecht, Bellwether Research and Consulting's Christine Matthews, and AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond join us for the conversation.
Women of color lead the fight for voting rights 101 years after suffrage
August 19, 2021
The suffrage anniversary raises questions of who is American, who gets to have a say and who gets to participate in our democracy, said University of Notre Dame political scientist Christina Wolbrecht.
The New York Times
What Teenagers Have Learned From a Tumultuous Time in Politics
April 22, 2021
Other research has also found that for some young people who were disappointed by the Trump presidency, it awakened their interest in political involvement, according to David Campbell and Christina Wolbrecht, both political scientists at Notre Dame.
How Rush Limbaugh helped turn feminism into an urgent threat to the Republican Party
February 19, 2021
Christina Wolbrecht, a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame who has studied political parties over time as well as women’s rights, has written about his influence in the Republican Party.
The New York Times
Why Kamala Harris and ‘Firsts’ Matter, and Where They Fall Short
January 21, 2021
“This sense of one and done, we showed we can do it, doesn’t presume a leader who is committed to advancing other women or people of color,” said Christina Wolbrecht, a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame.