Associate Professor of Political Science & Executive Director, PublicMind
American Government & Politics
Politics and the Media
Washington Center Internship
Women and American Politics
Gender and Public Policy
Politics of Reproduction
Prof. Jenkins' research expertise includes American politics, youth politics, and gender in American politics.
Ph.D., Political Science, Rutgers University
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Mothers, Daughters, and Political Socialization: Two Generations at an American Women's College. Temple University Press, 2013.
A New Engagment? Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen. Oxford University Press, 2006 (with Cliff Zukin, Scott Keeter, Molly Andolina, & Michael X. Delli Carpini).
Dan Cassino, Krista Jenkins & Peter J. Woolley, "Measuring 'What if?' Standard versus priming methods for polling counterfactuals," Survey Practice, vol. 1, no. 4 (2008).
"Like Mother, Like Daughter: Gender Role Socialization in the Post-Women's Movement Years," presented at Fairleigh Dickinson University as part of Women's History Month, March 2012. See related story here.
"Citizen Activism in the U.S.," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council of State Governments-West, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, September 2007.
"Gender of Interviewer Effects," presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Anaheim, California, May 2007 (Krista Jenkins & Cliff Zukin).