July Mon, 2019
Du Bois and James at Harvard: The Challenges of Fraternal Pairings and Racial Theory
Professor Saladin Ambar's latest research article "seeks to illuminate the relationship between two of the most important figures in American political thought: the pragmatist philosopher William James, and the pioneering civil rights leader and intellectual, W.E.B. Du Bois."
June Tue, 2016
Women in State Government: Still Too Few
CAWP scholar Susan J. Carroll examines the recent slowing of movement of women into state-level offices after several decades of gains. Efforts to actively recruit women for elective and appointive positions will be critical in determining what the future holds for women in state government.
September Mon, 2015
Why Not a Woman of Color?: The Candidacies of US Women of Color for Statewide Executive Office
This review essay by CAWP scholar Kira Sanbonmatsu focuses on the intersection of gender and race in statewide executive officeholding. Sanbonmatsu argues that scholarly neglect of this topic risks naturalizing the dearth of women of color in statewide executive positions, sending the message that it is understandable that women lack access to those offices and/or that such offices aren’t realistically obtainable.
May Wed, 2015
Electing Women of Color: The Role of Campaign Trainings
Campaign trainings have proliferated in recent years and seem to play a disproportionate role in women’s election to office. By examining perceptions of the barriers facing women of color and by identifying the mechanisms by which the New Jersey Ready to Run® Diversity Initiative, a program of the Center for American Women and Politics, seek to help women, this article sheds light on the status of women candidates of color and the role of campaign trainings more generally.