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Dr. Lori Cox Han

Professor, Doy B. Henley Endowed Chair of American Presidential Studies
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Political Science
Expertise: American Presidency; Media and Politics; Women and Politics
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: (714) 744-7614
Education:
University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts
University of Southern California, Master of Arts
California State University, Northridge, Master of Arts
University of Southern California, Ph.D.

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Biography

Lori Cox Han is Professor of Political Scienceand Doy B. Henley Endowed Chair in American Presidential Studies.Her research and teaching expertise include the presidency, women and politics, media and politics, and political leadership. She is the author of numerous books, including Advising Nixon: The White House Memos of Patrick J. Buchanan (University Press of Kansas, 2019); Presidents and the American Presidency, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2018); Women, Power, and Politics: The Fight for Gender Equality in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2018); In It to Win: Electing Madam President (Bloomsbury, 2015); and A Presidency Upstaged: The Public Leadership of George H. W. Bush (Texas A&M University Press, 2011). She is also the editor of several scholarly volumes, including Madam President? Gender and Politics on the Road to the White House (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2020); Hatred of America’s Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Trump (ABC-CLIO, 2018); and New Directions in the American Presidency, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2018). Her research has been published in PS: Political Science & Politics, American Politics Research, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Congress and the Presidency. Dr. Han is past president of Presidents and Executive Politics, an organized section of the American Political Science Association devoted to the study of the presidency, and she has also served as a member of the national executive board of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science honor society.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

The Presidency, Student Guides to American Government and Politics Series, Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, 2021.
Madam President? Gender and Politics on the Road to the White House, co-editor Caroline Heldman, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2020
“The Presidency and General Elections,” in The Presidency and the Political System, 12th ed., ed. Michael Nelson, CQ Press, 2020
Advising Nixon: The White House Memos of Patrick J. Buchanan, University Press of Kansas
“Teaching Women/Gender and Politics: Current Trends and Challenges,” co-author Caroline Heldman, PS: Political Science and Politics, Volume 52, Issue 3 (2019): 531-535.
New Directions in the American Presidency, 2nd ed., Routledge
Hatred of America's Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Trump, ABC-CLIO
Presidents and the American Presidency, 2nd ed., co-author Diane J. Heith, Oxford University Press
Women, Power, and Politics: The Fight for Gender Equality in the United States, co-author Caroline Heldman, Oxford University Press
“Conflict and Candidate Selection: Game Framing Voter Choice,” co-author Brian Calfano, American Politics Research, Volume 46, Issue 1 (2018): 169-186.
2016 Presidential Election Guide, Oxford University Press, 2017 (supplement to Presidents and the American Presidency, first edition Spring 2016, updated edition Fall 2016).
“George H. W. Bush,” in American Presidents and the Constitution, ed. Ken Gormley, NYU Press, 2016.
In It to Win: Electing Madam President, New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015.
Presidents and the American Presidency, with Diane J. Heith, Oxford University Press, 2013.
Handbook to American Democracy, 4 volumes, with Tomislav Han, Facts on File, 2012.
A Presidency Upstaged: The Public Leadership of George Bush, Texas A&M University Press, Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership, 2011.
“Off to the (Horse) Races: Media Coverage of the ‘Not-So-Invisible’ Invisible Primary of 2007,” in From Votes to Victory: Winning and Governing the White House in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Meena Bose, Texas A&M University Press, 2011.
New Directions in the American Presidency, Routledge, New Directions in American Politics Series, 2011, (wrote chapter 1, Introduction: Studying the Presidency)
Women and U.S. Politics: The Spectrum of Political Leadership, 2nd ed., Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010.
Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics, edited with Michael A. Genovese, Facts on File, 2009.
“Still Waiting for Madam President: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 Presidential Campaign,” Critical Issues of Our Time, The Centre for American Studies at The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Volume 2, Fall 2009.
“Public Leadership in the Political Arena,” in Leadership and Politics, Vol. 2 of Leadership at the Crossroads, eds. Michael A. Genovese and Lori Cox Han, Praeger Publishers, 2008.
Leadership and Politics, Vol. 2 of Leadership at the Crossroads, edited with Michael A. Genovese, Praeger Publishers, 2008.