Professor Sarah Poggione’s research takes a unique look at the American political system. She can juggle teaching general political science classes and then easily jump to researching intricate topics, such as the impact of women on public policy and government and the effects of state legislative institutions on state legislators' representational behavior and state policy.
“A great place to see political institutions and how they shape policy involves lots of academic disciplines,” said Poggione.
In particular, Poggione is interested in the ways gender dynamics play out in elections. She has researched the way gender influences how candidates are perceived in elections and how gender influences how well they do in elections.
As women’s influence and representation in state and federal levels of government has grown, gender increasingly has had an impact on politics.
“Based on the high level of influence the organizations and bodies on which they serve have, they contribute to what kind of impact these women will have,” Poggione said.
Poggione’s work on state politics and policy, legislative organization, and women in elective office has appeared in numerous academic journals, including the American Review of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, and State Politics and Policy Quarterly.
Prior to Ohio University, Poggione taught at Florida International University and the University of Georgia.
Poggione received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University. Her awards include a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, the Roberta Sigel Dissertation Fellowship from the Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP), and the Sophonisba Breckenridge award from the Midwest Political Science Association.