Professor of Political Science Thomas P. and M. Jean Lauth Public Affairs Professor Christina L. Boyd is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Thomas P. and M. Jean Lauth Public Affairs Professor. Her research focuses on judicial politics, public law, women and politics, judicial diversity, American politics, and the intersection of courts and the bureaucracy in American politics. Professor Boyd’s forthcoming book, Supreme Bias: Gender and Race in U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings, will be published in fall 2023 by Stanford University Press. In Supreme Bias, Boyd and her co-authors Collins and Ringhand examine the dynamics of gender and race at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings held before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The book uses extensive new data and qualitative evidence to highlight how the women and people of color who have sat before the Committee have faced a significantly different confirmation process than their white male colleagues. Despite being among the most qualified and well-credentialed lawyers of their respective generations, the book’s evidence indicates that female nominees and nominees of color face more skepticism of their professional competence, are subjected to stereotype-based questioning, are more frequently interrupted, and are described in less-positive terms by senators. In 2022, Boyd’s AJPS article on the decision making of female judges, “Untangling the Causal Effects of Sex on Judging” (co-authored with Epstein and Martin), was awarded the American Political Science Association Law & Courts Section Lasting Contribution Award. In 2023, Boyd’s working project, “How the Trump Administration’s Quota Policy Transformed Immigration Judging” (with Blasingame, Carlos, and Ornstein), was the recipient of the Midwest Political Science Association Evan Ringquist and American Political Science Association Law & Courts Section Best Conference Paper awards. Professor Boyd’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation on multiple occasions. Her previous publications have appeared in Oxford University Press and leading political science and law journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Politics, Groups, and Identities, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Journal of Legal Studies, Law & Society Review, Northwestern University Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review. Her research has been discussed in media outlets including New York Times, Washington Post, FiveThirtyEight, Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, and National Public Radio. Professor Boyd is a member of the North Carolina Bar (inactive) and grew up in beautiful western Montana. Education Education: Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis 2009, Political Science A.M., Washington University in St. Louis 2006, Political Science J.D., Wake Forest University 2004, Law B.A., University of Florida 2001, Political Science Courses Taught Courses Regularly Taught: POLS 3600 Awards, Honors and Recognitions Of note: American Political Science Association Law & Courts Section 2023 Best Conference Paper Award for best subfield paper presented at a 2022 conference for “How the Trump Administration’s Quota Policy Transformed Immigration Judging.” Midwest Political Science Association Evan Ringqust Award for best paper on political institutions presented at the 2022 conference for “The Trump Effect on Immigration Court Cases.” April 2023 American Political Science Association Law & Courts Section 2022 Lasting Contribution Award for “Untangling the Causal Effects of Sex on Judging.” Lauth Award for Excellence in Teaching in Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Georgia. 2022. School of Public and International Affairs Excellence in Research Award, University of Georgia, 2020-2021. Lauth Award for Excellence in Teaching in Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Georgia. 2020-2021. School of Public and International Affairs Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Georgia, 2019. Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Award, Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Georgia, 2018. Lisa Hertel Memorial Political Science Teaching Award, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2012-2013. 2008 Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper delivered at the 2007 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association for “Untangling the Causal Effects of Sex on Judging.