Dr. Gretchen Bauer
Gretchen Bauer, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994) joined the Department in 1994. She specializes in African politics and women and politics. She teaches classes in African politics; African politics and African literature and African women in politics. Her current research focuses on women's political participation in sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Bauer has served as chair of the department since 2007.
‘Gender Quotas, Democracy and Women’s Representation in Africa: Some Insights from Democratic Botswana and Autocratic Rwanda.’ Women’s Studies International Forum. 2013. 41: 103-112. Co-authored with Jennie Burnet.
‘“Her Excellency”: An Exploratory Overview of Women Cabinet Ministers in Africa.’ Africa Today. 2013. 60(1): 76-97. Co-authored with Faith Okpotor.
'"Let there be a Balance": Women in African Parliaments.' Political Studies Review 10(3): 370-384, 2012.
Women in Executive Power: A Global Overview, with Manon Tremblay, eds. London: Routledge, 2011.