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Sharonda Woodford

Sharonda Woodford

Graduate Student // Political Science

Curriculum vitae



Fields of Study

American Politics
Identity Politics
Public Policy
Political Communication


Teaching Experience

Independent Instructor
POL 326—Black Political Participation
AAS 371—The Black Athlete
AAS: 271—Introduction to African American Studies
POL 101—American Government

Teaching Assistant

POL 222—Women, Politics, and Public Policy
Course Title: Race in America Then and Now: “Post-Racial
Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement
Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, ST. PAUL, MN



Brown, Nadia, Guillermo Caballero, Fernando Tormos, Allison Wong, and Sharonda Woodford. (2018). “Black Women Lawmakers and 2nd Wave Feminism: An Intersectional Analysis on Generational Cohorts within Southern State Legislatures from 1990-2014.” In 18 Million Cracks: The Legacy of 2nd Wave Feminism in American Politics, eds. Angie Maxwell and Todd Sheilds. The University of Arkansas Press.



2021 Certificate of Nomination for Professor of the Year 2021, Department of Political Science, Purdue University
2017 Bayard Rustin’s Best LGBT Student Paper Award, National Conference of Black Political Scientist
2016 Purdue University Promise Award
2016 National Conference of Black Political Scientist G.A.P Award Woodford 3
2015 Purdue University African American Studies and Research Center H.H. Remmers Award
2012-2013 Jackson State University Honor’s Scholarship
2013 Graduate Student of the Year Award, Department of Political Science, Jackson State University