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Friday, October 21, 2016

Gender Dynamics and Disruption in the 2016 Elections

Dr. Kelly Dittmar, Rutgers University, Camden
Wednesday, October 26 at 6pm
Connolly Cinema
Approved ACS Cultural Event
Co-sponsored by Gender and Women's Studies and Political Science

How have candidates – women and men alike – navigated the gendered terrain of politics in 2016, particularly at the presidential level? Have they disrupted gender expectations, or adhered to traditional rules of the game? And how have voters and media responded? Dr. Dittmar will discuss these questions in evaluating the ways in which gender has influenced candidate strategy and media coverage, as well as gender differences in voter preferences, priorities, and behavior in the 2016 presidential election. Included in this discussion will be recognition of the gender dynamics at play in Pennsylvania’s US Senate race, where a woman is competing to be the first woman senator from the commonwealth, and other down-ballot contests.