Cynthia Stavrianos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science & Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies

Dr. Stavrianos holds an A.B. in Political Science from Barnard College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science with a Doctoral Emphasis in Women's Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to teaching at Gonzaga University, Dr....

Contact Information

  • Fall 2018
    Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., College Hall, Room 407
    Wednesday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Humanities Building, room 141

  • 509-313-5845

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A., Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

A.B., Political Science, Barnard College


Dr. Stavrianos holds an A.B. in Political Science from Barnard College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science with a Doctoral Emphasis in Women's Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to teaching at Gonzaga University, Dr. Stavrianos taught Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Political Science at Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Stavrianos' book The Political Uses of Motherhood in America (Routledge 2015) focuses on the use of motherhood as a frame for women's political action in the United States. Her current research examines ridicule as a response to women's political action. Dr. Stavrianos teaches courses in American politics, women and politics, food politics, urban politics, grassroots politics, feminist thought, and race and ethnic politics.