Leslie Schwindt-Bayer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Rice University. She earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and M.A. in Latin American Studies and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona.
Professor Schwindt-Bayer researches comparative Latin American politics. Specifically, presidents, elections, legislatures, and their relation to women and gender politics.
Schwindt-Bayer, Leslie, and Peverill Squire. “Legislative Power and Women’s Representation.” Politics & Gender 10.04 (2014): 622-658.
Schwindt-Bayer, Leslie A. “Comparison and Integration: A Path toward a Comparative Politics of Gender.” Perspectives on Politics 8.01 (2010): 177-182.
Schwindt‐Bayer, Leslie A. “Still Supermadres? Gender and the Policy Priorities of Latin American Legislators.” American Journal of Political Science50.3 (2006): 570-585.