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Christina E. Bejarano Texas Woman's University

Christina E. Bejarano (PhD and MA, University of Iowa; BA, University of North Texas) is department chair and professor of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University. Her research and teaching interests are in American gender politics, in particular the areas of gender, race/ethnicity, and political behavior. Her interest in the conditions under which racial/ethnic minorities and women successfully compete for U.S. electoral office is reflected in her book, The Latina Advantage: Gender, Race, and Political Success (University of Texas Press, 2013). Her work also focuses on how racial/ethnic minorities and women can shape or influence the current electoral environment, which is reflected in her book, The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics (Routledge, 2014). Professor Bejarano has also written journal articles for publication in Political Research Quarterly and Politics & Gender.