Kay L. Schlozman

J. Joseph Moakley Professor

Political Science Department


Kay Lehman Schlozman's principal research focus is citizen participation in American politics. She also has expertise in broad areas of American political life; parties and elections, interest groups, voting and public opinion, political movements, money in politics, and the gender gap in citizen political activity. She is co-author of The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy (with Sidney Verba and Henry Brady); The Private Roots of Public Action: Gender, Equality, and Political Participation (with Nancy Burns and Sidney Verba); Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics (with Sidney Verba and Henry E. Brady); Organized Interests and American Democracy (with John T. Tierney); and Injury to Insult: Unemployment, Class and Political Response (with Sidney Verba). She is editor of Elections in America and co-editor of The Future of Political Science (with Gary King and Norman H. Nie). She has also served as Secretary of the American Political Science Association and as chair of the APSA’s organized section on Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior. She is the winner of the APSA’s 2006 Frank Goodnow Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Political Science and the 2016 Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.