Ph.D. 2002, University of Indiana
Areas of Interest
political sociology, social movements, gender, international development, Africa
BioProfessor Fallon's interests lie within political sociology, international development, and gender studies. Specifically, she focuses on women’s social movements, women’s political rights, and democracy within sub-Saharan Africa, as well as other developing countries. She has done in-depth field research within Ghana, examining how democratization influenced both women’s rights and the emergence of the women’s movement. Additionally, through comparative analyses and using both qualitative and quantitative methods, she has explored how types of democratic transitions influence women’s political representation.
Swiss, Liam, Kathleen Fallon, and Giovani Burgos. 2012. "Reaching a Critical Mass: Women's Political Representation and Child Health in Developing Countries” Social Forces 91(2): 531-58.
Fallon, Kathleen, Liam Swiss, and Jocelyn Viterna. 2012. "Resolving the Democracy Paradox: How Democratization Affects Women’s Legislative Representation in Developing Nations." American Sociological Review 77(3): 380-408.
Fallon, K. 2008. Democracy and the Rise of Women’s Movements in Sub-Saharan Africa. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Viterna J., and Fallon K. 2008. Democratization, Women’s Movements, and Gender-Equitable States: A Framework for Comparison. American Sociological Review 74(3): 668-689.
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