Race, Gender, and Political Leadership: The Decision to Run and Patterns of Office-Holding

Carol Hardy-Fanta, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts, Boston, will present a talk titled "Race, Gender, and Political Leadership: The Decision to Run and Patterns of Office-Holding."

How do race and gender shape political ambition and the decision to run for elected office? How do these factors shape civic engagement broadly, and elections at the local and national level, more specifically? Do women and men of color running for office receive different kinds of scrutiny, and different kinds of support from mass media and organizations, than white male candidates do? Drawing on the Gender and Multicultural Leadership National Survey, which is at the heart of her most recent, award-winning book, Hardy-Fanta delves into these questions, considering both the various interpretive frameworks guiding scholarship on race, gender, and political office, and offering ways forward.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
Host: 
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Issue(s): 
Other: Politics and Political Process

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