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Nancy Burns

Research Professor


Chair of the Department of Political Science
Research Professor, Center for Political Studies
Warren E. Miller Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. 1991 Harvard University (Political Science)


Nancy Burns’ Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
Nancy Burns’ Google Scholar Profile



Professor Burns studies gender, race, political participation, public opinion, and intergovernmental relations in the American context.


Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4412, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–763–1348
Fax: 734–764–3341
Email: [email protected]

Selected Publications

Please also see Nancy Burns’ Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Nancy Burns’ Google Scholar Profile

2011 “Categorical Politics: Gender, Race, and Public Opinion.” Nancy Burns and Donald Kinder. In Adam Berinsky, ed., New Directions in Public Opinion. Routledge.

2010 “Public Opinion on Gender Issues: The Politics of Rights and Roles.” Nancy Burns and Katherine Gallagher. Annual Review of Political Science 13:425-444.

2009 “Urban Politics in the State Arena.” Nancy Burns, Laura Evans, Gerald Gamm, and Corrine McConnaughy. Studies in American Political Development, Spring.

Burns, N., Key Lehman Schlozman and Sidney Verba The private roots of public action: gender, equality, and political participation. 2001, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Burns, N., K.L. Schlozman, and S. Verba, The public consequences of private inequality: Family life and citizen participation. The American Political Science Review, 1997. 91(2): p. 373.