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List of famous female political scientists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female political scientists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being political scientists. There are thousand of females working as political scientists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic political scientists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a political scientist then the people below should give you inspiration.

Sarah Wambaugh and Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli are included on this list.

While this isn't a list of all female political scientists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female political scientists?" and "Who are the best female political scientists?"
Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Political Scientists
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Condoleezza "Condi" Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat, Political scientist

Credits: Bhutto, 9/11 State of Emergency, Face the Nation, Miss Representation

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Melissa Harris-Perry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Political Scientists
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Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry is an American writer, professor, television host, and political commentator with a focus on African-American politics. Harris-Perry hosts the Melissa Harris-Perry weekend news and opinion television show on MSNBC. She is also a regular fill-in host on The Rachel Maddow ...more

Age: 42

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Professor, Political scientist, Writer

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Frances Fox Piven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Political Scientists
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Frances Fox Piven is an American professor of political science and sociology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she has taught since 1982. Piven is known equally for her contributions to social theory and for her social activism. A veteran of the war on poverty and ...more

Age: 84

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Profession: Professor, Political scientist, Author

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Elinor Ostrom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Political Scientists
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Elinor Claire "Lin" Ostrom was an American political economist whose work was associated with the New Institutional Economics and the resurgence of political economy. In 2009, she shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver E. Williamson for "her analysis of economic governance, ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1933-2012)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Commoner, Professor, Political scientist, Economist

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