Tracy Osborn

Title & Affiliation
Senior Research Fellow Politics and Policy Research Program
Associate Professor Department of Political Science


  • PhD, Political Science, Indiana University, 2004
  • BA, Political Science, Loyola University-New Orleans, 1998

Tracy Osborn's research focuses on women, politics, and public policy in the U.S. state legislatures and Congress, women’s political behavior, and gendered violence. Currently, her research examines women legislators’ partisanship and policy development in the U.S. state legislatures since 1960, public opinion toward women terrorists and terrorism policy, and anti-feminist policy and women’s representation in the United States. 

Research Interests

  • Gender and domestic/global violence
  • Gender and public opinion
  • Legislative behavior and data
  • Women's public policy
  • Women's representation in legislatures