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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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Celebrating SPA's 80th Anniversary

The School of Public Affairs had 80 students in its first class 80 years ago. To celebrate, Jen was one of the faculty members selected to share their story about SPA.

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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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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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Reproductive rights take center stage for Democrats defending Senate majority

Jen comments on the role of reproductive freedom in the midterms.

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Geena Davis says Hollywood can help women run for office. It's a little more complex than that.

Jen comments on how having more female presidents on TV is probably not the fix for the gender gap in political ambition or women's under-representation.

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The Pros and Cons of 'President Grandma'

Jen comments on how Charlotte could serve as an empathy-generating mechanism for Hillary on the campaign trail

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Women in Politics: College Edition-University of Iowa

This edition highlights promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses. Jen is named by one of the students as an inspiration!

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The Year of the Woman?

Jen comments why women are still less likely than men to run for office.

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