Kreitzer's research focuses on gender, political representation, political inequality, and public policy in the US states. She is an expert in state reproductive health policy and biases in standard evaluations of teaching (SETs).
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Discusses concerns with Student Evaluations of Teaching (SETs), which are ubiquitous in the academe as a metric for assessing teaching and are frequently used in critical personnel decisions. Authors discuss ample evidence documenting measurement and equity bias in SETs, which also have low or no correlation with learning. The authors conclude with recommendations for the judicious use of SETs.
Focuses on whether, and the extent to which, the resources made available by Title X—the only federal policy aimed specifically at reproductive health care—are equitably accessible.
Describes that scholars of morality policy have built an extensive literature surrounding these issues, which often are associated with unusual political behavior. Shows studies aimed at explaining this behavior but avoided defining a “morality policy” explicitly, typically by focusing on issues that appeared obviously to pertain to morality, like abortion and LGBTQ+ rights.
Studies the role of racial animus in Americans’ political attitudes and policy preferences do so to help us understand national-level politics, and (racialized) policy is largely shaped at the state level.
Assesses the underlying assumptions of Schneider and Ingram's theory of social construction of target populations.
Shows that religious adherence and maternal gender role values are significant predictors of adult abortion opinions, even after controlling for contemporaneous religious adherence and the respondents’ own views on gender roles
Demonstrates the best empirical approach to using the Pooled Event History Analysis method, a common way to study the spread of multiple policies across the states in the United States.
Estimates the most significant predictors of approximately 40 different pro- and anti-abortion rights policy.
Evaluates the impact of the adoption of Varnum v. Brien on changing opinions on minority rights.
Discusses how political parties shape the ways that Republican and Democratic women legislate on women's issues by structuring their preferences. Also examines how partisan control of the legislative process shapes which women's issues make it into the legislative agenda.