BA: Texas A&M University; PhD: University of Houston
Research Interests: Public Policy, Identity Politics, American Politics
Professor Wright’s areas of expertise include public policy, the interplay of race, gender, and political representation, and state politics and policy. Her research commonly explores how social identities interactively impact policy preferences and policy outcomes of the public, factors that contribute to the emergence and electoral success of traditionally under-represented groups, and the goals and behavior of minority and female managers of public organizations. She has several published articles and book chapters.