An assistant professor at Dartmouth College, Nancy Crowe is interested in the roles that gender and race play in the US legal system. Her research documents the substantive implications of the increasing diversification of the federal judiciary by empirically addressing the question of whether judges make different decisions based on their sex or race in employment-discrimination cases.
During her Radcliffe fellowship year, Crowe will expand the scope of her research by conducting analyses of additional areas of law. Her goal is to determine how widespread the effects are of a diversifying federal judiciary. In her book, she hopes to expand on the theoretical implications of her findings for justice and fairness.
Crowe earned her PhD in political science from the University of Chicago. She received a doctoral fellowship from the American Bar Association and has received research grants from the American Political Science Association and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College. In 2001, her work was awarded the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics.