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Carroll University
Women and the White House Gender and Politics 2016 Presidential Election Popular Culture Anger, Emotions and the Electorate Television and Politics
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My recent research focuses specifically on the relationship between popular culture narratives and cultural and political concepts of the role of women in society, especially in terms of thinking about women with power. Some of this research integrates not only the focus on gender but also on race.

Research interests also include considerations of media framing of presidential and vice presidential candidates.

I am at work on research that explores the role of anger and other emotions in electoral politics in the United States.

Broadly interested in understanding American culture and politics.

Recent Publications

Recent Books:

Mad Men and Politics: Nostalgia and the Remaking of Modern America, co-edited with Linda Beail. Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Women and the White House: Gender, Presidential Politics, and Popular Culture, co-editor with Justin Vaughn, contributor and project co-director. University Press of Kentucky, 2012.

  • Winner of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Susan Koppelman Book Award, 2013.
  • Winner of the Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Peter C. Rollins Book Award, 2014.

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: Women, Politics & Popular Culture, editor, contributor and project director. University Press of Kentucky, 2009 (hardcover), 2010 (paperback).

Recent Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

“The Sarah Palin/Paul Ryan Vice Presidential Acceptance Speeches: Gender and Partisan Appeals to the Republican Party” co-authored chapter with MaryAnne Borrelli in The Gendered Executive: A Comparative Analysis of Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Chief Executives, edited by Janet Martin and MaryAnne Borrelli. Transaction Press, expected publication date, September 2016.

“The Base Realignment and Closing Commission: Difficult Choices, Electoral Considerations, and the future of National Leadership in a Partisan Age,” chapter from The Presidential Leadership Dilemma, edited by Lara Brown, Julia Azari and Zim Nwokora, State University of New York Press, March 2013.

“What’s in a Name: The Naming of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Primary Race,” Political Research Quarterly. Co-authored with Joseph Uscinski. Online publication, September 2010. Hardcopy publication, Winter, 2011.

“Profits and Protest: The Cultural Commodification of the Presidential Image,” co-authored with Justin Vaughn, chapter from Politics and Popular Culture, edited by Leah Murray, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

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