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Rutgers University
2016 election, campaigns, gender, campaign strategy, feminism, sexism, presidency, representation, elections, masculinity
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About Me

Dittmar’s research focuses on gender and American political institutions, with a particular focus on how gender informs campaigns and the impact of gender diversity among elites in policy and political decisions, priorities, and processes.

Recent Publications

Dittmar, Kelly. 2015. Navigating Gendered Terrain: Stereotypes and Strategy in Statewide Races.Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Dittmar, Kelly. 2015.“Encouragement is not Enough: Addressing Social and Structural Barriers to Female Recruitment.”Politics & Gender 11(4): 1-7.

Dittmar, Kelly. 2015. “Women Voters.” In Minority Voting in the United States, eds. Kyle L. Kreider and Thomas J. Baldino. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Media Coverage

Editor and Expert Contributor, Presidential Gender Watch 2016

“Taking the Temperature of 2016: Super Tuesday Election Results & What They Mean,” Radio Times, WHYY Philadelphia (NPR Affiliate)

“Catching up with the Dems,” Radio Times, WHYY Philadelphia (NPR Affiliate)

Candidate comments on women highlight gender politics,” Minnesota Public Radio News with Kerri Miller (NPR Affiliate)

“Navigating the Gender Terrain of Political Campaigns,” NewsWorks,WHYY Philadelphia (NPR Affiliate)

Why the candidates matter in elections, Melissa Harris-Perry

Are attacks against Wendy Davis sexist or standard political fare?, Melissa Harris-Perry

Country Focus
United States

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