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Juliet F. Gainsborough

Associate Professor, Global Studies
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1998
BA, Univ of California-Berkeley, 1990
Office: Morison Hall 312 | 781.891._2868 | jgainsborough@bentley.edu
                       


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Juliet F. Gainsborough is an associate professor of political science at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. Before joining the faculty at Bentley, Professor Gainsborough taught in the political science department at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Her research interests include urban and regional politics, suburban political behavior, and the politics of social policy. Her work has appeared in such journals as the Urban Affairs Review, Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Urban Affairs, and American Politics Research. Professor Gainsborough also serves on the editorial board for the Urban Affairs Review. She is the author of the book, Fenced off: The Suburbanization of American Politics (Georgetown University Press 2001), which looks at the way population movement to the suburbs has shaped national politics. Her forthcoming book on the politics of child welfare policy, Scandalous Politics: Child Welfare Policy in the States (Georgetown University Press 2010), explores the way scandals affect child welfare policymaking at the state and national level. Professor Gainsborough is also a member of the Network on Building Resilient Regions (http://brr.berkeley.edu), funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. As a member of the Network, her on-going research explores the way in which fast-growth metropolitan areas respond to regional challenges, with a current focus on transportation planning in Orlando and Miami.

Teaching Interests

American Politics; Public Policy Making; Urban Political Economy; State and Local Politics; Social Policy

Research Interests

American Politics; Urban Politics; Social Policy; Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations

Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association
Midwest Political Science Association
Urban Affairs Association

Awards and Honors

2010, Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Bentley University
2009, Publication Award, Bentley University
2009, Sub-award grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation-funded Building Resilient Regions Network.
2008, FAC Grant
2008, Valente Center for Arts and Sciences Fellowship
2007, Faculty Affairs Committee Research Grant, Bentley College
2006, Bentley College Publication Award
2005, Bentley College Publication Award
2004, Faculty Affairs Committee Research Grant, Bentley College, 2004
2004, Greek Community Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, University of Miami, 2004
2003, Nominee for Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Miami, 2002 & 2003
2002, Excellence in Research Award, School of Business, University of Miami, 2002

Publications

Journal Articles
Gulati, G. J., Hadlock, C. R., Gainsborough, J. F. (2011). VODYS: An Agent-Based Model for Exploring Campaign Dynamics. Social Science Computer Review, 29 (2), 250-72. (link)

Gainsborough, J. F. (2010). The Sports Complex Special Serivces District: Thirty Million Dollars for your Trouble. Drexel University Law Review. Forthcoming

Gainsborough, J. F. (2009). Scandals, Lawsuits, and Politics: Child Welfare Policy in the U.S.States. State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 9 (3), 325-355.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2008). A Tale of Two Cities: Civic Culture and Public Policy in Miami. Journal of Urban Affairs, 30 (4).

Alpert, L., Gainsborough, J. F., Wallis, A. (2006). Building the Capacity to Act Regionally: Formation of a Regional Transportation Authority in South Florida. Urban Affairs Review, 42 (2 November), 143-168.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2005). Voters in Context: Cities, Suburbs, and Presidential Vote. American Politics Research, 33 (May), 435-461.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2003). To Devolve or Not To Devolve: Welfare reform in the States. Policy Studies Journal, 31 (4), 603-623.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2003). Business Organizations as Regional Actors: The Politics of Regional Cooperation in Metropolitan America. Polity, 35 (4), 555-572.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2002). Smart Growth and Urban Sprawl: Support for a New Regional Agenda? Urban Affairs Review, 37 (5), 728-744.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2001). Bridging the City-Suburb Divide: States and the Politics of Regional Cooperation. Journal of Urban Affairs, 23 (5), 497-512.

Books
Gainsborough, J. F. (2010). Scandalous Politics: Child Welfare Policy in the States (forthcoming). Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2001). Fenced Off: The Suburbanization of American Politics. Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press.

Book Chapters
Pendall, R, Gainsborough, J. F, Lowe, K, Nguyen, M. (2012). Bringing Equity to Transit-Oriented Development: Stations, Systems, and Regional Resilience.. In Margaret Weir, Nancy Pindus, Howard Wial, & Harold Wolman. (Eds.), Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects: Building Resilient Regions. (pp. 148-192). Washington, D.C.: . The Brookings Institution

Book Reviews
Gainsborough, J. F. (2012). [Review of the book Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life]. Political Science Quarterly.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2011). [Review of the book Review of "The Price of Progressive Politics: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism." ]. Perspectives on Politics.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2009). [Review of the book Review of "Boomburbs: The Rise of America's Accidental Cities" by Robert E. Lang & Jennifer B. LeFurgy]. Urban Affairs Review.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2006). [Review of the book Review of "The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy" by Richardson Dilworth]. Perspectives on Politics.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2010). The Sports Complex Special Serivces District: Thirty Million Dollars for your Trouble. Drexel University Law Review Forthcoming

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Lowe, K., Pendall, R., Gainsborough, J. F., Nguyen, M. (2011). "Ballot Box Planning: Rail Referenda and Coalition Building." Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning's ACSP Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Durkin, M. B., Gainsborough, J. F. (2011). "Liberal Studies as a Second Major: Putting the Business Curriculum in Context." Presented at the National Undergraduate Business Schools Symposium, Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2010). "The Suburbanization of American Politics: The Local Roots of National Voting Patterns and Political Attitudes." Presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting, Washington D.C..

Gainsborough, J. F., Pendall, R., Nguyen, M., Lowe, K. (2010). "Bringing Equity to Transit-Oriented Development: Stations, Systems, and Regional Resilience." Presented at the The Brookings Insitution, George Washington University, and the Urban Institute's Conference on Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects, Washington D.C..

Gainsborough, J. F. (2010). "The Sports Complex Special Services District." Presented at the Crexel University Center for Pulbic Policy and the Earle Mack School of Law's Conference on Business Improvement Districs and the Evolution of Urban Governance, Philadelphia, PA.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2009). "The Politics of Child Welfare: Explaining State Variation." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2009).

Gainsborough, J. F. (2008). "The Swinging Pendulum: Child Welfare Policy at the National Level." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2008).

Gainsborough, J. F. (2008). "Invited Speaker." Presented at the The Brookings Insitution and the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University's Metro Nation: Blueprint for American Porsperity, Hempstead, NY.

Gulati, G. J., Gainsborough, J. F., Hadlock, C. R. (2007). "VODYS: An Agent-Based Model for Exploring Campaign Dynamics." Presented at the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2007). "Scandalous Politics: Child Welfare Policy in the States." Presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2007). "Scandals, Substance, and Symbols: The Politics of Child Welfare Policy." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2007). "Scandals, Lawsuits, and Politics: Child Welfare Policy in the States." Presented at the State Politics and Policy, Austin, Texas.

Gainsborough, J. F., Gulati, G. J., Hadlock, C. R. (2007). "VODYS: An Agent-Based Model." Presented at the Government Department, Harvard University's Political Behavior and Psychology Workshop, Cambridge, MA.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2007).

Gainsborough, J. F. (2006). "The Politics of Scandal: Child Welfare Policy in the States." Presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2006). "The Politics of Perpetual Crisis: What Drives Child Welfare Policy in the States?" Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2006).

Gainsborough, J. F. (2005).

Gainsborough, J. F. (2003). "When Do Regions Cooperate? Transportation Policy in South Florida" Presented at the Urban Affairs Association Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2002). "Putting the Politics Back in Regionalism: Groups, Governments, and Governance." Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2002). "A Different Kind of Race to the Bottom: Welfare Reform, Devolution, and Local Government." Presented at the Urban Affairs Association Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2001). "Government of Last Resort: Welfare Reform and State-Local Devolution." Presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting, San Francisco.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2001). "New Regionalism and the Role of Business: Coalition-Building in Metropolitan America." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2000). "Smart Growth and Urban Sprawl: Support for a New Regional Agenda?" Presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Gainsborough, J. F. (2000). "Promoting Regionalism: States and the Politics of City-Suburb Cooperation." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for Faculty Senate, 2009 - 2011
Faculty Advisor for Politics Minor, 2006 - 2011
Committee Member for Hiring Committee, 2007 - 2009

University Service
Associate Dean for Domestic Semester-Away Programs Committee, 2013 - Present
Committee Member for NEASC Steering Committee, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for A&S Chairs Meeting, 2011 - Present
Committee Chair for Academic Advising Advisory Council, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for Academic Standards Committee, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for Arts and Sciences Department Chairs, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for Curriculum Implementation Committee, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for Curriculum Policy Committee, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for Deans' Council, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for Faculty Senate, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for Faculty-Led Programs Review Committee, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for Graduate Council, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for Joint Chairs Meeting, 2011 - Present
Associate Dean for Honors Program Review Task Force, 2011 - 2012
Faculty Advisor for Liberal Studies, American Perspectives concentration, 2007 - 2011
Committee Member for Faculty Senate Planning Committee, 2010 - 2011
Student Organization Advisor for Bentley University Democrats, 2007 - 2011
University Senate for Faculty Evaluation Procedures Committee , 2009 - 2010
Task Force Member for Tenure Track Development Task Force, 2009 - 2009
Committee Member for Institutional Review Board, 2006 - 2009
University Senate for Nominations Committee , 2009 - 2009
Participant for Diversity Retreat - 2007
Participant for Ally Workshop - 2005

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for American Journal of Political Science, - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for American Political Science Review , - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for American Politics Research, - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Canadian Geographer/ Le Geographe Canadien, - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Children and Youth Services Review, - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Electoral Studies, - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Planning Education and Research, - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Politics , - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Urban Affairs , - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Policy Studies Journal , - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Political Research Quarterly , - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Publius: Journal of Federalism , - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Social Science Quarterly , - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for State and Local Government Review , - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for State Politics and Policy Quarterly, - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Urban Affairs Review , - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Urban Studies , - Present
Editorial Review Board Member for Urban Affairs Review, 2010 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Political Research Quarterly - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Urban Affairs Review - 2012
Committee Member for Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association, 2012 - 2012
Conference/Workshop Track Chair for Midwest Political Science Association , 2010 - 2011
Reviewer, Journal Article for Human Ecology Review, 2010 - 2010
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for “Federal Education Reform in the U.S.,” Midwest Political Science Association Meeting - 2009
Advisory Committee for National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, 2008 - 2008
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for “Interlocal Cooperation: Causes and Consequences,” Midwest Political Science Association Meeting - 2008
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for “Intergovernmental Relations,” Midwest Political Science Association Meeting - 2007
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for “Urban Policy Making,” Midwest Political Science Association Meeting - 2006
Committee Chair for Career Achievement Award Committee 2004–05, Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association - 2005
Committee Member for governing board of the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, 2004 - 2005
Conference/Workshop Track Chair for Midwest Political Science Association Meeting - 2005
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for “The Politics of Policing,” Midwest Political Science Association Meeting - 2005