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Kelly Dittmar
kdittmar.rutgers.edu
Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers-Camden and Scholar, Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP); Ph.D., political science, Rutgers University, B.S., political science, sociology, and Spanish, Aquinas College.

Dittmar's research focuses on gender and American political institutions with a particular focus on how gender informs campaigns and the impact of gender diversity among elites in policy and political decisions, priorities, and processes. She is the author of Navigating Gendered Terrain: Stereotypes and Strategy in Political Campaigns (Temple University Press, 2015), and has authored multiple book chapters on gender and American politics.

Dittmar was an American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellow from 2011 to 2012. At CAWP, she manages national research projects, helps to develop and implement CAWP's research agenda, and contributes to CAWP reports, publications, and analyses. She also works with CAWP's programs for women's public leadership and has been an expert source and commentator for media outlets including MSNBCNPRPBS, and the Washington Post. She currently serves on the board of Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC).