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 currently teaches classes in African Politics and African Women in Politics. Her current research focuses on women's participation in politics in Sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Bauer serves as Chair of the Department.
'"Let there be a Balance": Women in African Parliaments.' Political Studies Review 10(3): 370-384, 2012.
'Update on the Women's Movement in Botswana: Have Women Stopped Talking?' African Studies Review 54(2): 23-46, 2011.
Women in Executive Power: A Global Overview, with Manon Tremblay, eds. London: Routledge, 2011.
'"Cows Will Lead the Herd into a Precipice": Where are the Women MPs in Botswana?' Botswana Notes and Records. No. 42: 56-70, 2010.