Kay Lehman Schlozman

Boston College
Political scientist; Educator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Political Science

Kay Lehman Schlozman is a political scientist specializing in the ways that American citizens take part in politics and institutions and processes that link them to public officials – citizen participation, interest groups, and parties and elections, campaign finance – with particular emphasis on the ways that such institutions and processes affect the political voice of the disadvantaged. In addition, she has expertise in gender politics and in the ways citizens use the Internet and social media for political ends.

Schlozman serves as the J. Joseph Moakley Endowed Professor of Political Science at Boston College. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is the winner of the American Political Science Association's 2004 Rowman and Littlefield Award for Innovative Teaching in Political Science. Among her professional activities, she has served as Secretary of the American Political Science Association and as chair of the APSA's organized section on Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior. She is the winner of the 2016 Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award and the American Political Science Association’s 2018 Warren E. Miller Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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