Measuring Electoral Success: Gender and Intersectional Dynamics in Political Campaigns
March 10, 2020
Dr. Kelly Dittmar
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University-Camden, and Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), Eagleton Institute of Politics
The electoral gains for women in the 2018 election were notable, but that numeric progress was not felt by all women nor did it yield gender parity in American politics. Beyond the numbers, measuring success in U.S. elections means considering the ways in which gender and intersectional dynamics that have created obstacles to women candidates are disrupted.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Social Science Scholarship, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Women’s Center.