Nancy E. Burns

Research Professor, CPS
Chair, LSA Political Science
Professor, LSA Political Science
Nancy E. Burns


Nancy Burns studies gender, race, political participation, public opinion, and intergovernmental relations in the American context. Her most recent book, The Private Roots of Public Action: Gender, Equality, and Political Participation, won the Victoria Schuck Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book on gender and politics. Dr. Burns teaches a variety of courses that include gender and race and politics, quantitative methods, research design, political participation, and urban politics. She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.