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Manzo Presents at the Midwestern Political Science Association

Assistant Professor of Political Science Whitney Ross Manzo presented at the Midwestern Political Science Association meeting in Chicago, on April 7.

She presented a paper co-authored with Professor of Political Science David McLennan titled “Understanding the Pipeline for Women: A Study of Women and Appointed Office." This paper discusses Manzo and McLennan’s ongoing study of what factors impact women's decisions to put themselves forward for public office, which is important because 60% of women who run for office serve in appointed office first.

Manzo’s student, Mary Kolisnichenko, presented a poster at the same conference. Her poster, “How Mean Are We? Polarization in a 2016 Swing State,” demonstrated that people are more willing to be meaner when talking about the opposing party when writing online versus answering questions via phone.

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