MaryAnne Borrelli

MaryAnne Borrelli

Susan Eckert Lynch '62 Professor of Government

Joined Connecticut College: 1992

B.A., Wellesley College
M.A., Harvard University
M.A., Boston College
Ph.D., Harvard University (GSAS)


United States politics and government

Gender and United States politics

The Presidency


MaryAnne Borrelli's courses include U.S. Government and Politics (GOV 111); Congress (GOV 212); Gender and U.S. Politics (GOV 250); Politics of Bureaucracy (GOV 284); and Culture, Politics and the Environment (493A).

She is a fellow with the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment and the editor of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning newsletter.

Professor Borrelli is the author of two books, The Politics of the President's Wife (2011), The President's Cabinet: Gender, Power and Representation (2002).  She has co-authored Understanding American Government, 14th ed. (2012) with Susan Welch, John Gruhl, and Sue Thomas; and she has co-edited The Other Elites: Women, Politics and Power in the Executive Branch (1997) with Janet M. Martin.

Professor Borrelli's publications also include articles in Sex RolesWomen and Politics, and Presidential Studies Quarterly.  She has participated as a professional consultant in the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia; and in the Presidential Transition Project, which advised the transition teams of George W. Bush. She has received numerous fellowships and grants, awarded by such organizations as  the Scowcroft Institute (2011), the Herbert Hoover Foundation (2005-06) and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation (2004).

Professor Borrelli chaired the Department of Government and International Relations from 2011-2014.  She was the Director of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy from 2003-2004. 

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Majoring in Government.

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MaryAnne Borrelli
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


209 Winthrop Hall