Barbara Norrander is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona. She studies gender differences in public opinion and voting behavior. In particular, she has investigated the gender gap in partisanship and issue positions. Professor Norrander also investigates factors influencing the election of women to public office, with special emphasis on explaining the election of women to the 50 U.S. state legislatures. Beyond her work on gender and politics, Professor Norrander also conducts research on public attitudes on a variety of social issues, the link between public opinion and policies in the U.S. states, and the nomination of candidates for the U.S. presidency.