Priscilla Yamin

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  • Title: Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Additional Title: Department Head - Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4879
  • Office: 924 PLC
  • Office Hours: Virtual. Mon & Wed 1:45-3:15 (weeks 1-10); Mon 12-3 (finals week). Click HERE for Zoom link.
  • Departments: IRES, Political Science, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Affiliated Departments: IRES
  • Interests: Marriage and Family Politics, American Political Development and Institutions, Race, Gender and Sexuality studies and Feminist Theory, Political Culture and Political Identity


  • "Deportability and (Dis)unification: Family Status and U.S. Immigration Policy (with Allison Gash), book chapter in The Family, The Amercian State and Poitical Development, 2019
  • "Illegalizing" Families: State, Status and Deportability," (with Allison Gash), New Political Science, 2019, (Recieved Christan Bay Award Best Conference Paper Award, New Political Science, APSA, 2017)
  • "Constructing the Sex Trafficker: Spectral Figures and Sexual Violence in Calfornia's Propostion 35," (with Daniel HoSang), New Political Science, 2016
  • "State, Status and the American Family," (with Alison Gash), Polity, April 2016
  • "The Importance of Political Identity in Studying Instituitons," Politics, Groups, Identities, June 2013
  • Book: American Marriage: A Political Institution, University of Pennsylvania Press, Fall 2012,
  • "The Search for Marital Order: Civic Membership and the Politics of Marriage in the Progressive Era," Vol 41, No 1, January 2009, Polity


Faculty affiliate of Center for the Study of Women in Society and Ethnic Studies


BA, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, Gender Studies and Feminist Theory, New School for Social Research
PhD, Political Science, New School for Social Research