Angela L. Bos

Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Wooster

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Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Political Science, 2007.
M.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Political Science, 2005.
B.A. University of Minnesota, Morris, Political Science, 2001 (high distinction, honors).

Research and Teaching Interests:

Prof. Bos' research and teaching interests cover a wide variety of areas in U.S. Politics, including: political psychology, gender and racial stereotypes, media and politics, political parties and elections, civic education, pedagogy and curricula in political science, and methodology.


Selected Publications:

Cassese, Erin C., Angela L. Bos and Monica C. Schneider. Forthcoming. “Whose American Government? A Quantitative Analysis of Gender and Authorship in American Politics Texts” Journal of Political Science Education.

Monica C. Schneider and Angela L. Bos. Forthcoming. “Measuring Stereotypes of Female Politicians.” Political Psychology.

Cassese, Erin C. and Angela L. Bos. 2013. “A Hidden Curriculum? Examining the Gender Content in Introductory Level Political Science Textbooks” Politics and Gender 9 (June): 2.

Bos, Angela L., Bas van Doorn, and *Abbey Smanik. 2012. “Extreme Close-Up: The Effects of HD TV on Perceptions of Obama and McCain in a 2008 Presidential Election Debate.” Communication Research Reports (April).

Bos, Angela L. 2011. “Out of Control: Delegates’ Information Sources and Perceptions of Female Candidates.” Political Communication 28 (1): 87-109.

Research agenda:

Professor Bos' main research agenda examines the underrerepresentation of women and minorities in political office in the U.S.  As part of this, she has explored the role that stereotypes play with regard to how voters evaluate women and minority candidates and, in particular the role that stereotypes play within political party nominations.  Further, she has published work that critiques the assumptions researchers make in measuring stereotypes of female and black politicians. She has published works related to pedagogy within political science, the teaching of research methods within political science, and gender mainstreaming in the Political Science curricula.  Another current research project addresses why more women do not major in political science and what the impact of this might be for political life. 

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Monica Schneider and Angie Bos

Monica is an Asst. Professor at Miami University (Ohio) and Angie is an Asst. Professor at the College of Wooster. They have been friends and collaborators since they first met at the University of Minnesota where they both completed the interdisciplinary Ph.D. minor in political psychology and focused their dissertation research on gender and political psychology.

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