Virginia Sapiro is Professor of Political Science and Dean Emerita of Arts & Sciences at Boston University, where she began her service in 2007, and she is the Sophonisba P. Breckinridge Professor Emerita of Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she began her career in 1976. She earned her B.A. at Clark University and her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Michigan. After serving as Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at BU, she has returned to her research and teaching. She is currently working on a book on the history of higher education in the United States.
Sapiro has written and taught extensively in the fields of gender and politics, political psychology, public opinion, voting and elections, political participation, and feminist theory. She is a former director of the American National Election Studies. She has received many honors and awards, including membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2002), the International Society for Political Psychology Harold Lasswell Award for distinguished career contributions in the field of political psychology; the American Political Science Association Frank Goodnow Award for public and professional service, and other awards for scholarship, teaching, service, and mentoring. More information is available at her website at http://blogs.bu.edu/vsapiro/ .