Christa Kelleher

Christa Kelleher has been affiliated with the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy since 2002 and currently oversees research on women’s political leadership and a range of public policy issues that affect women, with a particular focus on women’s reproductive and maternal health.

She has previously taught courses in sociology, community health, public affairs, and public policy at Pine Manor College, Brandeis University, and Tufts University.
Kelleher’s federally funded doctoral study examined the complex issues facing Boston and Toronto-based mothers during the early postpartum period to inform public policies related to this important women’s health issue.

Her background includes work on political campaigns, in the Massachusetts Legislature, and in not-for-profit advocacy organizations.


Research Director, Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston

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