The New Normal? Women, Media, and Politics Symposium

Who could have predicted the striking ways in which gender would shape the 2016 election? Ideas about women and power clearly informed candidate evaluation and the election discourse. The women who covered and commented on the campaign experienced—and influenced—the very real gender and race dynamics at play in American politics. Is this the new normal? And what does this mean for women – whether as candidates, journalists, or activists The New Normal? Women, Media, and Politics Symposium was the first public program of the Gloria Steinem Initiative in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies.

Amplifying Voices: The Women Who Cover Politics

Lauren Duca, Tamara Keith, Alicia Menendez, Sabrina Siddiqui
Moderator: Kelly Dittmar, Ph.D.

Feminist Political Media: The Emergence, Influence, and Role

Jamia Wilson, Rebecca Traister, Jessica Valenti
Moderator: Brittney Cooper, Ph.D.

Keynote, Gloria Steinem

Introduced by Bobbi Brown

2017 Angelides Lecture: “The New Normal?”

with Michel Martin, Rebecca Traister, and Farai Chideya

Sexist Coverage and Covering Sexists: Gender Politics and New Media

Bim Adewunmi, Leslie Sanchez, Kirsten West Savali
Moderator: Khadijah White, Ph.D.


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