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Why Women are such a Minority in Elected Office

A summary of the myths and realities about why there are so few women in electoral politics.

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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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Why Women are such a Minority in Elected Office

A summary of the myths and realities about why there are so few women in electoral politics.

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'First woman' status will have little impact

Jen comments on whether the fact that Martha Coakley would be the first elected female governor in Massachusetts will help her on Election Day.

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The Surprising Struggles of Mark Udall to Win Colorado Women

Jen provides more comments on courting female voters and the "War on Women" rhetoric.

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How the 'war on women' is changing

Jen comments on why the "War on Women" rhetoric isn't resonating this election cycle.

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