Krista Jenkins

Professor of Political Science &
Executive Director, PublicMind


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Courses Taught

  • American Government & Politics
  • Politics and the Media
  • Public Opinion
  • Political Behavior
  • Political Methodology
  • Washington Center Internship
  • Women & American Politics
  • Gender & Public Policy
  • Politics of Reproduction
  • Gender, History & Film

Research Interests

Prof. Jenkins' research expertise includes American politics, youth politics, and gender in American politics.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Rutgers University
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Selected Publications

  • "Opinion: Targeting Abortions," (Oct. 4, 2015)
  • Mothers, Daughters, and Political Socialization: Two Generations at an American Women's College. Temple University Press, 2013.
  • A New Engagment? Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen. Oxford University Press, 2006 (with Cliff Zukin, Scott Keeter, Molly Andolina, & Michael X. Delli Carpini).
  • Dan Cassino, Krista Jenkins & Peter J. Woolley, "Measuring 'What if?' Standard versus priming methods for polling counterfactuals," Survey Practice, vol. 1, no. 4 (2008).

Selected Presentations

  • "Like Mother, Like Daughter: Gender Role Socialization in the Post-Women's Movement Years," presented at Fairleigh Dickinson University as part of Women's History Month, March 2012. See related story here.
  • "Citizen Activism in the U.S.," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council of State Governments-West, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, September 2007.
  • "Gender of Interviewer Effects," presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Anaheim, California, May 2007 (Krista Jenkins & Cliff Zukin).



Krista Jenkins
Professor of Political Science & Executive Director, PublicMind
Tel: 973-443-8390

Department of Social Sciences and History
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave, M-MS3-02
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Room 11A

Mothers Daughters

New Engagement