I am a doctoral candidate in the political science department at Rutgers Women and Politics program. My research focuses on the structural and institutional barriers women face when running for office, with a particular focus on childcare and welfare policies. I have worked as a research assistant for Eagleton Institute’s Center for Youth Political Participation, and am currently assisting the Center on the American Governor track women candidates for the 2022 gubernatorial election cycle.
Year in Program
Areas of Interest
State & Local Politics
Teaching / Teaching Assistant Roles
790:101 Nature of Politics, TA
790:106 Law and Politics, TA & Instructor
Currently working on dissertation prospectus.
Wilson, M., Forthcoming. Liuba Grechen Shirley: Getting More Moms in Office. Junctures in Women’s Leadership: Politics. Rutgers University Press.
Sanbonmatsu, K. and Wilson, M., 2021. Women’s Election to Office in the Fifty States: Changes and Challenges. In S. Carroll, R. Fox, and K. Dittmar (Eds.), Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics (pp. 248-267). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.