In honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage,
Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies invited Dr. Kelly Dittmar, Assistant
Research Professor at the Center for American Women and Politics, to deliver
the 2020 Korenman Lecture. Dr. Dittmar's work on the way that gender affects
political campaigns will be a timely addition to the variety of programming
UMBC is planning around voting and American political life in 2020, and she
will provide valuable context for the primary elections that will be running
throughout the Spring term. Her talk will be titled "Measuring Electoral
Success: Gender and Intersectional Dynamics in Political Campaigns". A
summary from Dr. Dittmar is below --
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.
Dr. Dittmar will be on campus March 10th to deliver a public lecture at 4:00 pm in the Library Gallery.
Also, please let Carolyn Forestiere (email@example.com) know if you would be interested in meeting Dr. Dittmar in a small group setting around the time of the event.