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Sarah A. Fulton

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Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • American Politics
  • Race, Equality and Gender
Contact
  • (979) 845-0326
  • safulton@tamu.edu
  • LASB 326
Professional Links
Personal Website

Research Interests

  • Campaigns and elections with an emphasis on American women in politics

Biography

Sarah A. Fulton received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis in 2006. Her areas of interest include campaigns and elections, with an emphasis on American women in politics. Her publications appear in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics and the Political Research Quarterly (with C.D. Maestas, L.S. Maisel and W.J. Stone). Sarah has won numerous awards, including the Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper presented at the Western Political Science Association’s annual meetings in 2004, 2005 and 2007. Sarah is currently working on a project that examines the impact of gender on congressional elections. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in political science with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

  • POLS 206: American National Government
  • POLS 317: Women in Politics
  • POLS 375: Campaigns and Elections

Graduate Courses

  • POLS 675: Graduate Seminar on Women in Politics

Representative Publications

  • Fulton, Sarah A. 2013.  “When Gender Matters:  Macro-Dynamics and Micro-Mechanisms.”  In Press.  Political Behavior  (Published OnlineFirst at: 10.1007/s11109-013-9245-1)  Winner of the Sophonisba Breckinridge Award, Best Paper Presented on Women in Politics at the Midwest Political Science Conference.
  • Fulton, Sarah A. and Heather L. Ondercin. 2012.  “Does Sex Encourage Commitment?  The Impact of Candidate Choices on the Time-to-Decision.”  In press.  Political Behavior  (Published OnlineFirst at: 10.1007/s11109-012-9214-0)
  • Fulton, Sarah A. 2012.  “Running Backwards and in High Heels:  The Gendered Quality Gap and Incumbent Electoral Success.”  Political Research Quarterly 65(2): 303-14.  Winner of the Political Research Quarterly’s Best Published Article Award.
  • Koch, Michael T., and Sarah A. Fulton.  2011.  “In the Defense of Women:  Gender, Representation and National Security Policy.” Journal of Politics 73(1): 1-16.
  • Stone, Walter J., Sarah A. Fulton, Cherie D. Maestas and L. Sandy Maisel.  2010.  “Incumbency Reconsidered:  Prospects, Strategic Retirement and Incumbent Quality in U.S. House Elections.”  Journal of Politics 72 (1): 178-190.  Winner of the Pi Sigma Alpha Award, Best Paper Presented at the Western Political Science Conference.
  • Fulton, Sarah A., Cherie D. Maestas, L. Sandy Maisel and Walter J. Stone.  2006.  “The Sense of a Woman:  Gender, Ambition and the Decision to Run for Congress.”  Political Research Quarterly  59 (2): 235-48.  Winner of the Pi Sigma Alpha Award, Best Paper Presented at the Western Political Science Conference.
  • Maestas, Cherie D., Sarah A. Fulton, L. Sandy Maisel and Walter J. Stone. 2006. “When to Risk It? Institutions, Ambitions and the Decision to Run for the U.S. House.” American Political Science Review 100 (2): 195-208.