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Michelle Barnello

Department of Political Science - Honors Program


Michelle Barnello

Associate Professor

McMurran Hall 355
(757) 594-7556
barnello@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in Political Science, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • MA in Political Science, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • BA in Political Science, Le Moyne College

Teaching

Women and Politics, Power and Politics in America, Congress, Senior Seminar in Political Science

Research

Women and Politics, State Politics

Biography

Dr. Michelle Barnello, Associate Professor and former Chair (2014-2020) of the Department of Political Science, joined the faculty of Christopher Newport University in 2001. Prior to becoming a faculty member at Christopher Newport, Dr. Barnello was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Old Dominion University. She is originally from upstate New York, and received her B.A. in political science from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, and M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Binghamton University. Her research interests include women and politics and state politics. More specifically, she studies the impact of women legislators on state politics, including roll call voting behavior and bill sponsorship, as well as issues of particular relevance to women, such as abortion policy. Her work has appeared in journals including Women & Politics, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics. In addition to being a faculty member in the Political Science Department, she is a member of the Honors Faculty, and is the founding member of Alpha Alpha Epsilon–Christopher Newport’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha–the National Political Science Honor Society, for which she served as advisor for fifteen years.

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). Ready for Hillary?: Explicit and Implicit Sexism in the 2016 Presidential Election. The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics. Volume, 17. Issue, 2. Pages, 295-313.
  • Newspaper
    (2016). How Trump could Ignore Social Conservatives...and Win. The Washington Post.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). The Changing Face of Unions and White Labor Support for the Democratic Party. The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics. Volume, 13. Issue, 2. Pages, 209-222.
  • Book Review
    (2010). Review of Women and US Politics: The Spectrum of Political Leadership (2nd Ed.). Journal of Political Science Education. Volume, 6. Issue, 4. Pages, 405-406.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2008). Democratic Responsiveness and Policy Shock: The Case of State Abortion Policy. State Politics and Policy Quarterly. Volume, 8. Issue, 1. Pages, 48-65.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2007). Bridging the Gender Gap in Bill Sponsorship. Legislative Studies Quarterly. Volume, 32. Issue, 3. Pages, 449-474.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2003). Postmaterialism and Post-Industrialism: Cultural Influences on Female Representation in State Legislatures. State Politics and Policy Quarterly. Volume, 3. Issue, 2. Pages, 117-138.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (1999). Gender and Roll Call Voting in the New York State Assembly. Women and Politics. Volume, 20. Issue, 4. Pages, 77-94.
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