Christina Bejarano

Christina E. Bejarano

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Kansas

[email protected] (785) 864-9122

Christina E. Bejarano is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas.  Bejarano is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and advisor on Latina electoral politics in the U.S.  She studies the conditions under which racial/ethnic minorities and women successfully compete for U.S. electoral office, which is reflected in her book on Latina political candidates—The Latina Advantage: Gender, Race, and Political Success (University of Texas Press, 2013).  Her work also focuses on how racial/ethnic minorities and women can shape or influence the current electoral environment, which is reflected in her second book—The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics (Routledge Press, 2014). Recently she served as a guest expert analyst for Presidential Gender Watch 2016. Bejarano currently serves on the national advisory council for LatinasRepresent, a joint initiative working to increase Latina political leadership and representation. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Iowa and her B.A. in psychology from the University of North Texas.