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Dr Mona Lena Krook

Rutgers University

Mona Lena Krook is Associate Professor of Political Science and Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, New Jersey,USA. She received her B.A., M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. Prior to this, she was an Economic and Social Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Bristol (UK). In 2008-2009, she was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and a non-residential Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. 
Her book, Quotas for Women in Politics: Gender and Candidate Selection Reform Worldwide, was recently published by Oxford University Press. It develops a global comparative framework for analyzing the adoption and implementation of quotas for the selection of female candidates to political office, using a combination of new institutionalist theory and configurational methods. 
Mona is also co-editor with Sarah Childs of Women, Gender, and Politics: A Reader, forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Other recent publications include "Gender Quotas and Models of Political Citizenship" (co-authored with Joni Lovenduski and Judith Squires), British Journal of Political Science, forthcoming; "Candidate Gender Quotas: A Framework for Analysis," European Journal of Political Research 46 (3): 367-394, 2007; and "Reforming Representation: The Diffusion of Candidate Gender Quotas Worldwide," Politics & Gender 2 (3): 303-327, 2006.
Her current research explores the global diffusion of quotas for women and minorities, the normative dimensions of quota reform, and the broader significance of quota policies to existing political processes, including links between the descriptive, substantive, and symbolic representation of women. 
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