Our main research objectives are:
- to create dialogue between gender and politics researchers and executive branch scholars
- to develop a theoretical framework to conceptualize gendered access to the executive branch
- to identify the structural and institutional dimensions of cabinet appointments
- to develop empirical research contributions that combine large-N and contextualized case study methods
The research group was created by Claire Annesley (University of Manchester), Karen Beckwith (Case Western Reserve University), Isabelle Engeli (University of Ottawa), and Susan Franceschet (University of Calgary) at the ECPR Research Sessions at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) held in May 2011.
The research group was awarded the 2011 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics.