Jennie's research primarily focuses on the role gender plays in electoral politics and governance in the United States. From civic engagement, to candidate emergence, to constituent perception of candidates, gender impacts who runs for office, why, how they are perceived, and what impact they have.
Her book Inspired Citizens: How Our Political Role
Models Shape American Politics is forthcoming with
Temple University Press.
Sweet-Cushman, Jennie, Mary Herring, Elizabeth Prough, and Fred Vultee. "Prone to Agreement: Does Context Matter for Men and Women in Political Discussions." Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. (2022): 1-22.
Kreitzer, Rebecca J., and Jennie Sweet-Cushman. "Evaluating student evaluations of teaching: A review of measurement and equity bias in SETs and recommendations for ethical reform." Journal of Academic Ethics (2021): 1-12.
Herring, Mary, Jennie Sweet-Cushman, Elizabeth Prough, and Fred Vultee. "Who dominates the conversation? The effect of gender, discussion medium, and controversy on political discussion." Feminist Media Studies (2020): 1-19.
“Is This the Care We Need?: An Examination of Childcare Policy in Pennsylvania." With Ashley Harden. Leckrone, J. Wesley, ed. Pennsylvania Politics and Policy: A Commonwealth Reader. Temple University Press, forthcoming.
“Campaign Trainings for Women: Collecting Puzzle for a Run for Office”with Monica Schneider. Mirya R Holman, Rachel Bernhard, Shauna Shames, and Dawn Teele (eds). Good Reasons to Run: Women and Political Candidacy. Temple University Press, (2020).
"FMLA in Pennsylvania: Analysis of Family and Medical Leave Policy in the State." In Pennsylvania Politics and Policy: A Commonwealth Reader, 2018 Volume 1, eds. J. Wesley Leckrone and Michelle J. Atherton. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
“Is This the Care We Need: An Examination of Childcare Policy in Pennsylvania” with Ashley Harden. Commonwealth. August, 2017. Vol. 19, Issue 2.
“Understanding political participation in West Africa: the relationship between good governance and local citizen engagement” co-authored with Kelly Krawczyk. International Review of Administrative Sciences. 2016. 0(0) 1-20.
“FMLA in PA: Analysis of Family and Medical Leave Policy in The State” Commonwealth. November 2015.
“Is Participation Decline Inevitable as Generations Age? Insights from African-American Elders” with Mary Herring, Lisa J. Ficker, Cathy Lysack, Marc W. Kruman, and Peter A. Lichtenberg. In Richard Marback (Ed): Generations: Rethinking Age and Citizenship. Wayne State University Press. 2015.
“The Road to Good Governance: Via the Path Less Accountable?The Effectiveness of Fiscal Accountability in Liberia” co-authored with Kelly Krawczyk. International Journal of Public Administration. September, 2013.
“Pennsylvania Sexual Violence Prevention Policies and Awareness on College Campuses: What’s Working?”. The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics. April 2019..
“FMLA In PA: A Report on Family Medical Leave in The State”. The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics. September, 2014.
“Is This the Care We Need: An Examination of Childcare Policy in Pennsylvania”. The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics. March, 2016.
“Women in the Pennsylvania General Assembly: The Impact of Women Legislators”. The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics. May 2017.
Sweet-Cushman, Jennie. “Legislative vs. Executive Political Offices: How Gender Stereotypes Can Disadvantage Women in Either Office” Political Behavior. Forthcoming.
Schneider, Monica, Jennie Sweet-Cushman, and Taylor Gordon. "Role Model Do No HARM: Modeling Achievable Success Inspires Social Belonging and Women’s Candidate Emergence" Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. Forthcoming.