Amanda Clayton

Amanda Clayton is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Her research concerns political institutions, representation, and public policy, with a focus on gender and politics and a regional concentration in sub-Saharan Africa. She has also written about how quotas for women in politics mediate the representative process.

Representative Publications

Clayton, Amanda, Cecilia Josefsson and Vibeke Wang. Forthcoming. “Electoral Rules and Women’s Substantive Representation: A Content Analysis of Ugandan Plenary Debates.” Politics & Gender

Clayton, Amanda. 2015. “Women’s Political Engagement under Quota-Mandated Female Representation: Evidence from a Randomized Policy Experiment.” Comparative Political Studies. 48(3), 333-369

Ahlquist, John S., Amanda B. Clayton and Margaret Levi. 2014. “Provoking Preferences: Unionization, Trade Policy, and the ILWU Puzzle.” International Organization. 68(1), 33-75

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