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Deliberating Bodies: Sexism and Congress

The New Yorker cites Jen and Richard Fox's research on the gender gap in political ambition.

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Everything You Think You Know About Women and Politics is Wrong

The Washington Post's "She the People" blog chats with Jen about her research with Richard Fox and Danny Hayes - most of which revisits a lot of the conventional wisdom regarding women and politics.

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The Path to a Female President

The New Yorker cites Jen and Richard Fox's research on how there is an ambition gap between men and women.

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Director's Message

It is impossible to deny the substantial progress women have recently made in government and politics. Over the course of the last 30 years alone, the number of women in Congress has more than tripled. . .

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Do Traditional Gender Roles Affect Women's Political Ambition?

In her first article post at the Brookings Institution, Jen addresses the question of whether family roles and responsibilities affect a potential candidate's political career.

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VoteRunLead to Recruit, Train Women to Run for Local Office

MSNBC cites Jen and Richard Fox's policy report, Girls Just Wanna Not Run.

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Michelle Obama and the Top Women Smashing Fundraising Records

Jen comments on how women are just as effective as men when it comes to campaign fundraising.

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How the Tea Party is Causing Big Business to Back Democrats

Jen comments on the Chamber of Commerce's unusual decision to back four Democratic candidates for Congress this cycle.

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No, Clinton's Frontrunner Status Has Nothing to Do with Her Gender

Jen comments on Clinton's frontrunner status and whether it has to do with her gender.

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