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Susan Roberts

Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
Contact: 704-894-2458

Primary Research Interests

Susan RobertsPolitical capital, women's reproductive issues, North Carolina politics. Roberts serves as a weekly contributor on Charlotte NBC affiliate WCNC's local public affairs television show. She also provides a "week in review" segment each week on WBT 1110 AM radio.

Video Clips

    • Effective Campaign Spending

      Candidates need large amounts of money to advertise to voters and to acquire the technology that will allow them to run a more successful campaign than their opponents.

    • Priorities of Women Voters

      Women are not a monolith, and their voting patterns reflect that.

    • Addressing Women's Issues in Politics

      While access to contraception and abortion are very important issues, especially for women, it would benefit politicians to understand that women have concerns outside the realm of birth control.

    • Political Polarization in America

      What accounts for political polarization? Susan Roberts discusses contributing factors and consequences.

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In the Media

WUNC: Political Climate in North Carolina with Prof. Susan Roberts
NPR: 2016 Presidential Candidates with Prof. Susan Roberts
Multiple Outlets: Prof. Susan Roberts Provides Commentary for 2014 GOP U.S. Senate Primary Debate
WTVI: Prof. Roberts Provides Analysis of N.C. Elections (video)
NC Policy Watch: Outcome of the Iowa Caucus