Rosalyn Cooperman, Guest Contributor

Rosalyn Cooperman is Professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington. Professor Cooperman earned a B.A. in Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on women's political participation, campaign finance, and the political behavior of party activists, and her work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, American Politics Research, and Social Science Quarterly. Since 2004, Cooperman has served as a Principal Investigator for the Convention Delegate Study (CDS), a survey of Democratic and Republican Party delegates. The CDS, initiated in 1972, is the longest standing survey of U.S. party activists. Professor Cooperman is presently working on a book manuscript, Pink and Blue Waves in Old Dominion: Women Legislators in the Virginia General Assembly.