Selected Bibliography on Women and the Presidency

This bibliography spotlights the most recent and relevant scholarship on gender and executive office, focusing specifically on research related to presidential campaigns. 

Books
  • Love Her, Love Her Not:
    The Hillary Paradox

    Joanne Bamberger, 2015
  • Framing Sarah Palin: Pit Bulls, Puritans, and Politics.
    Linda Beail and Rhonda Kinney Longworth, 2012​​​​
  • Madam President: Women Blazing the Leadership Trail
    Eleanor Clift, 2003
  • What Happened
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2017
  • Women for President: Media Bias in Nine Campaigns
    Erika Falk, 2010
  • Madam President: Is America Ready to Send Hillary Clinton to the White House?
    Suzanne Goldenberg, 2008
  • Almost Madam President: Why Hillary Clinton "Won" in 2008
    Nichola Gutgold, 2009
  • Paving the Way for Madam President
    ​​​​​​Nichola Gutgold, 2006
  • In It to Win It: Electing Madam President
    ​​​​​Lori Cox Han, 2007
  • Rethinking Madam President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House?
    ​​​​​​Lori Cox Han and Caroline Heldman, 2007
  • Sex and Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election
    ​​​​​​Caroline Heldman, Meredith Conroy, and Alissa R. Ackerman, 2016
  • Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity
    ​​​​​​Jackson Katz, 2016
  • Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood
    ​​​​​​Jackson Katz, 2012
  • Notes from the Cracked
    Ceiling: What It Will Take
    for a Woman to Win
    ​​​​​​Anne E. Kornblut, 2011
  • Nasty Women & Bad Hombres: Gender & Race ​​​​​​in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
    ​​​​​​Christine A. Kray, Tamar W. Carroll, Hinda Mandell, 2018
  • Hillary Clinton's Race for the White House: Gender Politics & Media on the Campaign Trail
    Regina G. Lawrence and Melody Rose, 2009
  • The Presidency and Women: Promise, Performance, and Illusion
    Janet Martin, 2003
  • The Gendered Executive: A Comparative Analysis of Presidents, Prime Ministers & Chief Executives  -  Janet Martin, Maryanne Borelli, 2016
  •  Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World
    ​​​​​​Jennifer Palmieri, 2018
  • Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics
    ​​​​​​Shawn J. Parry-Giles, 2014
  • Women & Executive Office: Pathways and Performance
    ​​​​​​Melody Rose, 2012
  • You've Come a Long Way  Maybe: Michelle, Sarah, Hillary, & the Shaping of the New american Woman
    Leslie Sanchez, 2009
  • What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?
    ​​​​​​Marianne Schnall, 2013
  • Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture
    ​​​​​​Kristina Horn Sheeler and Karrin Vasby Anderson, 2013
  • Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women
    ​​​​​​Rebecca Traister, 2011
  • Women and the White House: Gender, Popular Culture, and Presidential Politics
    Justin S. Vaugn and Lilly J. Goren, 2013
  • Anticipating Madam President
    ​​​​​​Robert P. Watson and Ann Gordon, 2003

Articles

Anderson, Karrin Vasby. 2002.  “From Spouses to Candidates: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth Dole, and the Gendered Office of U.S. President.”  Rhetoric & Public Affairs 5(1): 105-132.

Bystrom, Dianne, and Daniela V. Dimitrova. 2014. “Migraines, Marriage, and Mascara: Media Coverage of Michele Bachmann in the 2012 Republican Presidential Campaign.” American Behavioral Scientist 58 (9): 1169-82.

Carroll, Susan J. 2009. “Reflections on Gender and Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign: The Good, the Bad, and the Misogynic.” Politics & Gender 5: 1-20

Carroll, Susan J., and Kelly Dittmar.  2010.  “The 2008 candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin: cracking the ‘highest, hardest glass ceiling’.”  In Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics (2nd Ed.), eds. Susan J.Carroll and Richard L. Fox.  Cambridge, MA:  Cambridge University Press.

Dittmar, Kelly, and Susan J. Carroll. 2014. “Cracking the ‘Highest, Hardest Glass Ceiling’: Women as Presidential and Vice Presidential Contenders.” In Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics (3rd Ed.), eds. Susan J. Carroll and Richard L. Fox. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Duerst-Lahti, Georgia. 2006. “Presidential Elections: Gendered Space and the Case of 2004,” Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics, eds. Susan J. Carroll and Richard L. Fox. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Duerst-Lahti, Georgia. 2010. “Presidential Elections: Gendered Space and the Case of 2008.” In Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics (2nd Ed.), eds. Susan J.Carroll and Richard L. Fox.  Cambridge, MA:  Cambridge University Press.

Duerst-Lahti, Georgia. 2014. “Presidential Elections: Gender Space and the Case of 2012,” Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics (3rd Ed.), eds. Susan J. Carroll and Richard L. Fox. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Falk, Erica and Kate Kenski.  2006.  “Sexism Versus Partisanship:  A new look at the question of whether America is ready for a woman president.”  Sex Roles 54(7-8): 413-428.

Gordon, Ann and Jerry Miller.  2001. “Does the Oval Office Have a Glass Ceiling? Gender Stereotypes and Perceptions of Candidate Viability.” White House Studies 1(3): 325-336.

Heldman, Caroline, Susan Carroll, and Stephanie Olson. 2005. ” ‘She Brought Only a Skirt’: Print
Media Coverage of Elizabeth Dole’s Bid for the Republican Presidential Nomination.” Political Communication 22(3): 315-335.

Huddy, Leonie and Tony E. Carey Jr. 2009. “Group Politics Redux: Race and Gender in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primaries.Politics & Gender 5.

Junn, Jane. 2009. “Making Room for Women of Color: Race and Gender Categories in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.” Politics & Gender 5: 105-110.

Kenski, Kate and Erika Falk.  2004.  “Of What is the Glass Ceiling Made?: A Study of Attitudes about
Women and the Oval Office.” Women and Politics 26 (2): 57-80.

Mandel, Ruth B. 2007. “She’s the Candidate! A Woman for President.” In Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for Change, eds. Barbara Kellerman and Deborah L. Rhode. Jossey-Bass.

McClain, Paula D., Niambi M. Carter, and Michael C. Brady. 2005. “Gender and Black Presidential Politics: From Chisholm to Moseley Braun.” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy 27(1-2): 51-68.

Miller, Melissa K., and Jeffrey S. Peake. 2013. “Press Effects, Public Opinion, and Gender: Coverage of Sarah Palin’s Vice-Presidential Campaign.” International Journal of Press/Politics 18 (4): 482-507.

Paul, David, and Jessi L. Smith. 2008. “Subtle Sexism? Examining Vote Preferences When Women Run Against Men for the Presidency.”Journal of Women, Politics and Policy 29(4): 451-76.

Rosenwasser, Shirley M. and Jana Seale. 1998. “Attitudes Toward a Hypothetical Male or Female Presidential Candidate–A Research Note.” Political Psychology 9 (4): 591-598

Streb, Matthew J., Barbara Burrell, Brian Frederick, and Michael A. Genovese. 2008.  “Social Desirability Effects and Support for a Female American President,Public Opinion Quarterly 72 (1): 76-89.