Alice J. Kang

I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies (African and African-American Studies Program) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am an affiliate of UNL's Women's and Gender Studies Program.

My research focuses on women, gender, and politics with a world regional focus on Africa. In Bargaining for Women's Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy (University of Minnesota Press), I highlight the role of women's movements and conservative movements in making women's rights policy in Niger.

My second book traces the rise of women judges on high courts globally. This project is co-written with Maria Escobar-Lemmon, Valerie Hoekstra, and Miki Kittilson and was funded in part by the National Science Foundation. It is forthcoming with Oxford University Press (September 2021 anticipated).

Mail: 511 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588

Contact: akang2 (at)

Twitter: @kangalicej