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Candice Ortbals

Associate Professor of Political Science

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 220
Phone: (310) 506-6708
Fax: (310) 506-7271

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2004
  • M.A. in Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2000
  • B.A. in Political Science, History, and Spanish, Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas, 1997, Summa Cum Laude
  • Women and Politics
  • Comparative European Politics
  • Government and Politics of Latin America
  • Politics of Revolution and Protest
  • American People and Politics
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • President of the American Political Science Association's National Women's Caucus for Political Science (2011-2012)
  • President of the Midwest Political Science Association's Women's Caucus (2010-2011)
  • Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics (with Meg E. Rincker)
  • Rita Mae Kelly Endowment Fellowship, American Political Science Association (with Meg E. Rincker)
Academic Interests:
  • Comparative Politics: gender & politics, terrorism & violent conflict, prostitution, comparative methods, social movements, local politics, democratization, Spanish and Latin American women's movements, Spanish politics.
  • Gender Studies: feminist theory, women and religion, feminist ethnography.
  • Research Team Full Member, Spain, Research Network on Gender Politics and the State (Rngs), 2003-present.
Selected Works:
  • Book
    Terrorism and Violent Conflict: Women's Agency, Leadership, and Responses, manuscript forthcoming with Springer-Verlag (with Lori Poloni-Staudinger)
  • Article
    "The Domestic Determinants of Transnational Activity: An Examination of Women's Groups in the United Kingdom, France and Germany," International Studies Quarterly (2013, with Lori Poloni-Staudinger)
  • Article
    "Politics Closer to Home: The Impact of Subnational Institutions on Women in Politics," Publius: The Journal of Federalism 42(1): 78-10. (2012, with Meg E. Rincker and Celeste Montoya)
  • Article
    "Gendered Opportunities? Political Opportunities and Activity Choice Among Women's Movements in the UK, France, and Germany." Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest 10(1): 55-79. (2011, with Lori Poloni-Staudinger)
  • Article
    "The Potential of Local Women's Associations in Andalusia: Pursuing Culture, Enriching Lives, and Constructing Equality," South European Society and Politics 15(2): 203-223. (2010)
  • Article
    "Embodied Researchers: Gender, Research Activity, and Pregnancy in the Field." PS: Political Science and Politics 42(2): 315-319 (April 2009, with Meg E. Rincker)
  • Article
    "Fieldwork, Identities and Intersectionality: Negotiating Gender, Race, Class, Religion, Nationality, and Age in the Research Field Abroad." PS: Political Science and Politics 42(2): 287-290 (April 2009, guest editor introduction with Meg E. Rincker)
  • Article
    "Leaders or Laggards: Engendering Regional Governance in Spain and Poland." Democratization 16(2): 269-297 (April 2009, with Meg E. Rincker)
  • Article
    "Subnational Politics in Spain: New Avenues for Women's Activism and Policymaking." Politics & Gender 4(1): 93-119 (March 2008)
  • Article
    "Subnational Governance in Europe: Engaging Students with the Spanish Sub-state." PS: Political Science and Politics 40(4): 711-715 (October 2007)
  • Article
    "Jumbled Women's Activism: Subnational And International Influences On Galician Equality Politics." International Feminist Journal of Politics 9(3): 359-378 (September 2007)
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