Priscilla Yamin, Department of Political Science
Priscilla Yamin is an academic expert on politics, women in politics and the role of marriage and family in the context of American politics. At the University of Oregon, she is an associate professor of political science and faculty affiliate of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society. In her 2012 book “American Marriage: A Political Institution,” she examined matrimony’s historical and contemporary role as an institution that grants and withholds rights, including former slaves post-emancipation, people of color, women, immigrants, LGBT people, and low-income people.
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