Dr. Alana Jeydel is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fresno City College. Her main area of research is women and politics, in particular the suffrage and ERA movements in the U.S. Her dissertation, published with Routledge Press, looked at the conditions under which the three waves of the women's movement gained access to and response from political elites in the U.S. Congress and Presidency. She has also co-authored a text with Sarah Henderson, published with Oxford University Press, on women and politics from a comparative perspective. The book, Participation and Protest, looks at the impact that women have had on politics via social movements, revolutions, and political institutions, as well as the impact that politics has on women's lives via policies such as abortion, family leave, sexual harassment, and pay. It concludes with chapters that look at issues of particular concern to women in the developing world, like female genital cutting, rape during war, honor killings, HIV, and education. Her current research project concerns the barriers females face to announcing a run for Governor. Public facing pieces on this work appear in The Academic Minute and Governing. She formerly managed the Education program in the Legal division of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, the state campaign and lobbying ethics agency. She is a content matter expert in the California Political Reform Act and its regulations, which seeks to guarantee transparency in the areas of campaign finance and elections in California as well as lobbying in California.