Becki Scola, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science Department
- B.A., Arizona State University, Summa Cum Laude.
- M.A. and Ph.D., University of California, Irvine;
Dr. Becki Scola is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Saint Joseph’s University. She joined the Saint Joseph’s University faculty in the Fall of 2009 after receiving her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine (2009), her M.A. in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine (2004), and her B.A. in Women’s Studies from Arizona State University (2001). Her research interests include state politics, gender politics, intersectionality, inequality, and inclusive pedagogy.
Dr. Scola has published in New Political Science, Journal of Political Science Education, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, and Politics & Gender. Her book, Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United States: Representation at the Intersections (2014 Routledge) investigates the effect of institutions on women’s legislative representation across the fifty United States, specifically among white women and women of color state legislators.
Currently, Dr. Scola is studying anti-hunger advocacy in Philadelphia, as well as developing a project that examines inclusive pedagogy within Political Science and higher education.
- “‘You Don’t Want to Feel Poor All the Time.’ What SNAP Means to Low-Income Philadelphia Residents.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 50(3), 2021. (Co-Authored with Keith Brown and Colette Hanlon)
- “‘Pale, male, and stale’? An Analysis of Introductory Readers in Political Science.” Journal of Political Science Education, forthcoming, published online Sept. 15, 2020. (Co-Authored with Laura Bucci and Lisa Baglione)
- “The Politics of Scarcity and Barriers to Effective Anti-Hunger Advocacy in Philadelphia.” New Political Science 42(3), 2020. (Co-Authored with Keith Brown)
- "Collective Representation as a Mobilizer: Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and their Intersections at the State Level.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 16(2), 2016. (Co-Authored with Carole J. Uhlaner)
- Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United States: Representation at the Intersections. Routledge Press, 2014.
- “Predicting Presence at the Intersections: Assessing the Variation in Women’s Office Holding across the States.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 13(3), 2013.
- “Women of Color in State Legislatures: Gender, Race, and Legislative Office Holding.” Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy 28(3-4), 2006. (Also published in Intersectionality and Politics: Recent Research on Gender, Race, and Political Representation in the United States, Carol Hardy-Fanta, ed. New York: Haworth Press, 2006.)
- “Finding Intersection: Race, Class and Gender in the California Recall.” Politics & Gender 2(1), 2006. (Co-Authored with Lisa García Bedolla)
- “Race, Gender and the Recall Vote.” In Shawn Bowler and Bruce Cain, eds., Clicker Politics: The California Recall Election. New York: Prentice Hall, 2005. (Co-Authored with Lisa García Bedolla)