Rosenbluth To Lead Faculty Development Efforts as Deputy Provost

Frances Rosenbluth, the Damon Wells Professor of International Politics, has been named the new deputy provost for faculty development, effective July 1, announced Provost Peter Salovey.

A comparative political economist with a special interest in Japan, Rosenbluth currently chairs the Department of Political Science and is formerly the director of the Georg Walter Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy, part of the MacMillan Center.

She will succeed Deputy Provost Judith Chevalier, who is returning to full-time teaching.

In her new post, Rosenbluth will work with deans and other deputy and associate provosts on developing new programs and policies focused on increasing faculty diversity and the retention of women and underrepresented minorities, and establishing career development for all faculty.

“Yale is deeply committed to building and retaining a strong and diverse faculty, and as deputy provost, Frances will play a major role in shaping initiatives that help the University achieve these important goals,” said Salovey.

A member of the Yale faculty since 1994, Rosenbluth has focused her research on the electoral microfoundations of different forms of capitalism, and on the politics of gender inequality. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, she is author of the books “The Politics of Oligarchy: Institutional Choice in Imperial Japan” (with Mark Ramseyer); “Japan’s Political Marketplace” (also with Ramseyer); and “Financial Politics in Contemporary Japan.” She is the editor of “The Political Economy of Japan‘s Low Fertility,” which explores why many women in Japan are forgoing motherhood. Her books currently in publication are “Women, Work, and Politics: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality” (with Torben Iversen, Yale University Press), “The Essentials of Japanese Politics” (with Michael Thies, Princeton University Press) and “War and State Building in Medieval Japan” (with co-editor John Ferejohn, Stanford University Press).

Rosenbluth holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Virginia’s Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, the University of California-San Diego’s Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, and the University of California-Los Angeles’ Department of Political Science. She also served as assistant director of Columbia University’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business 1987-1988.

She has received research support from the Fulbright Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Council on Foreign Affairs and the Abe Foundation. The American Political Science Association honored her for the best book in comparative politics in 1997 for “The Politics of Oligarchy”, the best paper in comparative politics in 2003 for “The Politics of Low Fertility,” with Matthew Light and Claudia Schrag, and for the best paper in political economy in 2004 for “The Political Economy of Gender Explaining Cross-National Variation in Household Bargaining, Divorce and the Gender Voting Gap,” with Iversen. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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