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Pamela Paxton is professor of sociology and public affairs and the Christine and Stanley E. Adams, Jr. Centennial Professor in the Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. She also serves as project manager for formal and descriptive representation for the international Varieties of Democracy research team. Her intersecting research interests include pro-social behavior, politics, gender, social capital, and quantitative methodology.

In addition to many journal articles, Paxton is the coauthor of Women, Politics, and Power: A Global Perspective (3rd ed., 2016) and Nonrecursive Models: Endogeneity, Reciprocal Relationships, and Feedback Loops (2011), both from Sage. 

Previously a consultant with the USAID Democracy and Governance Program, she holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Distinguished Research Affiliate Term
2016-2018
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