Miki Kittilson


Associate Professor of Political Science


School of Politics and Global Studies


Miki Caul Kittilson joined the ASU faculty in Fall 2004. She earned her BA from Arizona State University, MA and PhD from University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on two areas of comparative politics: women and politics and political behavior. Both foci involve questions concerning equality in the political process in established democracies. She was recently awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In a current co-authored project she examines the impact of political institutions and women's descriptive representation for democratic engagement.

In Challenging Parties, Changing Parliaments: Women and Elected Office in Contemporary Western Europe (Ohio State University Press, Parliaments and Legislatures Series, 2006), she argues that political parties have been instrumental in increasing women's presence in parliaments since the 1970s. She has also published articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political ScienceJournal of PoliticsInternational OrganizationComparative Political StudiesPerspectives on PoliticsParty Politics, Political Behavior and Politics & Gender.