Patricia A. Boling
// Political Science
Chair, Political Science Graduate Program
// SIS // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Office and Contact
Room: BRNG 2256
Phone: (765) 494-3711
Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1984
M.A. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1978
B.A. Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1975
Politics, Groups, and Identities
Professor Boling's research deals broadly with how problems rooted in private life (e.g., the family, sexuality, reproductive matters, intimate relationships) come to be understood as political issues, a theme which she has played out with respect to feminist democratic theory, and is currently pursuing with respect to comparing family policies and democratic responsiveness in France, Germany, Japan, and the United States. Her latest book is The Politics of Work-Family Policies, Comparing Japan, France Germany and the United States (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
Professor Boling has also written Privacy and the Politics of Intimate Life (Cornell, 1996) and edited Expecting Trouble: Surrogacy, Fetal Abuse, and New Reproductive Technologies (Westview, 1995).