Links to Publications



Amy Alexander, Catherine Bolzendahl, Farida Jalalzai (Eds). 2018. Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment across the Globe: Strategies, Challenges and Future Research. Palgrave.





Brian Powell, Catherine Bolzendahl, Claudia Geist, Lala Carr Steelman. 2010. Counted Out: Same Sex Relations and Americans’ Definitions of Family. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. (American Sociological Association Rose Series)

book2(Brian, Lala, Claudia, and Katie at ASA)


ARTICLES: (Forthcoming Publications Not Listed, See CV)

Hilde Coffé and Catherine Bolzendahl. 2017. “Avoiding the Subject? Gender Gaps in Interpersonal Political Conflict Avoidance and its Consequences for Political Engagement.British Politics.

Catherine Bolzendahl and Zoya Gubernskaya. 2016. “Racial and Ethnic Homogamy and Gendered Time on Core Housework.Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.

Amy Alexander, Catherine Bolzendahl, and Farida Jalalzai. 2016. “Defining Women’s Global Political Empowerment: Theories and Evidence.” Sociology Compass 10(6): 432–441.

Rottem Sagi and Catherine Bolzendahl. 2015 “Rhetoric and Reality: The Role of Family Issues in Politician and Party Support.” Journal of Family Issues 36(13): 1731-50.

Catherine Bolzendahl. 2014.“The Institutionalization of Gender in Democratic Legislatures: An Organizational Approach.” Gender & Society. 28(6): 847-76.

hilde and katie(Hilde and Katie in Uppsala, Sweden)

Catherine Bolzendahl and Hilde Coffé. “Are “Good” Citizens “Good” Participants? Testing Citizenship Norms and Political Participation across 25 Nations.” Political Studies 61(S1): 45-65.

Hilde Coffé and Catherine Bolzendahl. 2013. “Racial Group Differences in Support for Citizenship Duties and Rights in the U.S.Acta Politica 48(1):47-67.

Megan Thiele, Kristen Shorette, and Catherine Bolzendahl. 2012. “Returns to Education: Exploring the Link between Legislators’ Public School Degrees and State Spending on Higher Education.” Sociological Inquiry 82(2): 305-28.

Hilde Coffé and Catherine Bolzendahl. 2011. “Partisan Cleavages in Citizenship Beliefs and Behavior.” Social Science Quarterly 92(3): 656-74.

Catherine Bolzendahl. 2011. “Beyond the Big Picture: Gender Influences On Disaggregated and Domain Specific Measures of Social Spending, 1980-99.” Politics & Gender 7(1): 35-70.

Hilde Coffé and Catherine Bolzendahl. 2011. “Gender Gaps in Political Participation Across Sub-Saharan African Nations.” Social Indicators Research 102(2): 245-64.

Catherine Bolzendahl. 2010. “Directions of Decommodification: Gender and Generosity in 12 OECD Nations, 1980-2000.” European Sociological Review 26(2): 125-41.

Hilde Coffé and Catherine Bolzendahl. 2010. “Same Game, Different Rules? Gender Differences in Political Participation.” 62(5) Sex Roles: 318-30.

Catherine Bolzendahl and Hilde Coffé. 2009. “Citizenship beyond Politics: The Importance of Political, Civil and Social Rights and Responsibilities among Women and Men.” British Journal of Sociology 60(4): 763-91.

Catherine Bolzendahl. 2009. “Making the Implicit Explicit: Gender Influences on Social Spending in 12 Industrialized Democracies, 1980-1999.” Social Politics 16(1):40-81.


(Katie and Sigrun enjoying lobster rolls in Iceland)

Catherine Bolzendahl and Sigrun Olafsdottir. 2008. “Gender Group Interest or Gender Ideology? Understanding U.S. Support for Family Policy in a Comparative Perspective.” Sociological Perspectives 51(2): 281-304.

Catherine Bolzendahl and Clem Brooks. 2007. “Women’s Political Resources and Welfare State Spending in 12 Capitalist Democracies.” Social Forces 85:1509-34.

Catherine Bolzendahl and Clem Brooks.  2005. “Polarization, Secularization, or Differences as Usual? The Denominational Cleavage in U.S. Social Attitudes since the 1970s.The Sociological Quarterly 46: 47-79.

Catherine Bolzendahl and Daniel Myers. 2004. “Feminist Attitudes and Support for Gender Equality: Opinion Change in Women and Men, 1974-1998.” Social Forces 83: 759-90.

Clem Brooks and Catherine Bolzendahl. 2004. “The Transformation of Gender Role Attitudes: Socialization, Social-Structural Change, or Ideological Learning?” Social Science Research 33:106-133.