Affiliations: Political Science
Award: Woodrow Wilson
Gender and Agendas on the Campaign Trail
I created a detailed account of how women’s issues and education played in 2014 U.S. gubernatorial races. I researched how the gender of candidates and of their opponents affected the frequency and manner in which women’s issues were mentioned in campaign advertisements and online videos posted on YouTube. I also looked at how discussion of education, considered a traditionally feminine issue, varied by gender. I focused on the campaigns in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas, and Wisconsin, all states with one female candidate, and Georgia, Maryland, and Florida, in which only men ran.
Mentor: Dr. Daniel Schlozman, Political Science