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Strolovitch’s research explores the challenges to equal political representation in a society marked by inequalities, and how these obstacles are best confronted. She assesses the gains made by groups such as women, racial minorities, gay men and lesbians, and low-income people since the 1960s. Strolovitch examines the mechanisms that complicate progress for marginalized groups, drawing on her study of political representation; interest groups and social movements; the causes and consequences of American political inequalities; and the politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality. She has served as a consultant to Occupy Minneapolis on model legislation aiming to reduce corporate influence on state government; as a co-facilitator in the Feminist Leadership Fellows Program for executive directors of women’s non-profit organizations; and as a member of the Editorial Board of Black Directions.