Meredith College Attends Midwestern Political Science Association Meeting

Assistant Professor of Political Science Whitney Ross Manzo attended the Midwestern Political Science Association meeting in Chicago, April 4-6, 2019.

Manzo presented research from her project with Professor of Political Science David McLennan concerning women in appointed office. Specifically, this research demonstrates that legislation requiring or recommending gender balance on appointed boards and commissions does lead to increased numbers of women in appointed office.

Four political science students attended with Manzo, presenting their senior research projects.

The students and their project topics are as follows:

  • Nour Nachet, “Parental Leave Disparities Within Tech Companies”
  • Emily Slusser, “Is the Party of the ‘Old, White Man’ Dead?: A Study on Republican Women Running for Office”
  • Madeleine Hubbard, “Parental Leave Policy and the Wage Gap in Local Wake County Governments”
  • Jennifer Garcia, “The Differences in Issue Priority Among Latino Men and Women in Congress: Are They United Politically?”
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