Krista Jenkins

Professor of Political Science and
Executive Director, FDU Poll

Jenkins Headshot

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

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

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