We’re thrilled to announce the addition of a new legacy gift to the Center for American Women and Politics: The Susan J. Carroll Legacy Fund. As most of you know, Carroll was a long-time senior scholar at CAWP, a pioneer in the study of gender and political science, and a mentor to generations of scholars who followed in her footsteps.

Though her recent retirement was a loss for the team here at the Center, we are deeply proud that she is making this investment in the future of CAWP. During her four decades as senior scholar at CAWP, Carroll was co-principal investigator on many of CAWP’s research projects. She co-authored numerous CAWP publications, several of them focusing on the recruitment and impact of women state legislators and members of Congress, and her books include A Seat at the Table: Congresswomen’s Perspectives on Why Their Presence Matters (with Kelly Dittmar and Kira Sanbonmatsu), More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to State Legislatures (with Sanbonmatsu), Women as Candidates in American Politics, Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions, and The Impact of Women in Public Office.

As a faculty member Carroll was instrumental in developing the pioneering graduate program in women and politics within the political science department at Rutgers University, and the feminist scholars she helped educate have gone on to achieve extraordinary accomplishments. Proceeds from the Susan J. Carroll Legacy Fund will support Ph.D. students who are majors or minors in the field of women and politics in the Rutgers University Department of Political Science to contribute to and benefit from the research and programs of CAWP. Learn more about this gift and Susan J. Carroll’s remarkable career here and contact Sue Nemeth with any questions about legacy giving and other ways to support the Center for American Women and Politics.