Political Participation

2021 Apr 29

Women Leaving the Playpen: The Emancipating Role of Female Suffrage

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Alois Stutzer | Professor of Political Economy, University of Basel

How did political empowerment affect women's emancipation as reflected in their life choices? In their research, the authors analyze the staggered introduction of female suffrage in Swiss states....

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2021 Apr 01

How Women Win the (Latin American) Presidency

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Catherine Reyes-Housholder | Assistant Professor at the Instituto de Ciencia Política of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

The presidency stands out as one of the most powerful and male-dominated political offices in the world. How do women democratically win presidential elections? Women in Latin America triumphed seven times from 2006-14 by running as candidates of incumbent parties or running for re-election themselves, feats that defy conventional wisdom on gender and executive politics.

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2021 Mar 25

Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Nadia E. Brown | Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar of Political Science and African American Studies at Purdue University

Although the United States has witnessed an increase in the number of Black women elected officials, little is known about the impact of these candidates’ race-gender identity on their campaigns and elections. Black women’s appearances impact electoral politics and the political experiences of Black women office seekers.... Read more about Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites

2021 Jan 25

Beyond White Feminism: Not ‘Healing’ the US Back to an Anti-Feminist Future

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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In the wake of the 2020 Presidential Election and the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a growing narrative about “healing” the country and “getting back to normal.” For women and other marginalized genders, specifically, going “back to normal” means exploitative labor, poor wages, and lack of paid and/or subsidized parental leave and childcare among other issues. These issues affect women of color, queer women, disabled women, immigrant women, as well as gender nonconforming people disproportionately and are a barrier to equity and opportunity for all.... Read more about Beyond White Feminism: Not ‘Healing’ the US Back to an Anti-Feminist Future

2021 Feb 11

Black Voters Matter: A Post-Election Conversation with LaTosha Brown

4:30pm to 6:30pm

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Join the Women and Public Policy Program, the Center for Public Leadership, and the Warren Center for a post-election conversation with LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and co-founder of the Southern Black Girls Consortium.

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2021 Feb 11

A Century of Votes for Women

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Christina Wolbrecht | Director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame

How have American women voted in the first 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment? How have popular understandings of women as voters both persisted and changed over time, and with what consequences?... Read more about A Century of Votes for Women

2021 Feb 04

The State of Women’s Participation and Empowerment: New Challenges to Gender Equality

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Pippa Norris | Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). It is therefore timely to take stock of the overarching picture of the state of women’s participation and empowerment in public life.... Read more about The State of Women’s Participation and Empowerment: New Challenges to Gender Equality

Queer Nation: LGBTQ Protest, Politics, and Policy in the United States

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Spring

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2021

In this course, we will explore the political and politicized lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer peoples living in the United States since World War II. Centering both an intersectional analysis and historical critique of “progress,” we will focus our attention on the interrelationship between protest (how LGBTQ people have organized themselves and expressed their demands in the face of systemic oppression), politics (how LGBTQ people have navigated the “culture wars”), and policy (how LGBTQ people have shaped and been shaped by laws and legislation) across the Homophile Generation (1940s and 1950s), Stonewall Generation (1960s and 1970s), AIDS Generation (1980s and 1990s), and Marriage Generation (2000s to present).... Read more about Queer Nation: LGBTQ Protest, Politics, and Policy in the United States

2020 Oct 28

Voting, Activism, and Art

7:00pm to 8:00pm

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The 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the upcoming presidential election have brought voting rights to the forefront of American politics in 2020 and have prompted important questions about legacies of disenfranchisement, especially for people of color in the United States.

Inspired by the Long 19th Amendment Project, spearheaded by the Schlesinger Library at Harvard’s...

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Power and Protest: U.S. Social Movements in the 1960s and 1970s

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Spring

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2021

The 1960s and 1970s witnessed dynamic movements of collective action in the United States and the world. This research seminar charts the key events, actors, ideas and strategies of these movements—from civil rights and black power to women’s rights and the conservative movement—and situates them within the central economic, social, and geopolitical developments of the post-World War II period.... Read more about Power and Protest: U.S. Social Movements in the 1960s and 1970s

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