Political theorist specialising in democracy
She is Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Her essays include Beyond Adversary Democracy (1980), Why We Lost the ERA (1986), Beyond Self-Interest (ed., 1990), Feminism: Schools of Thought in Politics (coed., 1994), Deliberative Systems (coed., 2012), Negotiating Agreement in Politics (coed., 2014) and Feminism. A Brief Introduction to a Political Ideology (Página Indómita, 2020).
She has served as president of the American Political Science Association (2012-2013) and has received, among other awards, the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science (2018), for "shaping our understanding of democracy in its direct and representative forms, with acuity, deep engagement, and feminist theory." Democracia. Amistad y pugna (Gedisa, 2021) brings together for the first time the American political scientist's main contributions to democratic theory.