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Dawn Teele teele Assistant Professor School of Arts and Sciences Political Science
Fall 2020 (Non-Substantive Changes ONLY)
Spring 2020
Gender and Elections
This course tackles four theoretical and empirical challenges related to gender and political equality: the extension of citizenship rights and voting rights to women; the problem of women's persistent under-representation in politics; the nature of the gender gap in preferences across time and space; and the possibilities for substantive representation. We will focus about half the class on the US (contrasting the experiences of white and black women and men in politics) and the other half on other countries, detailing how different party systems, variation in electoral rules (like proportional representation), and institutional innovations such as gender quotas, enable or constrain gender equality in politics.
GSWS 111 - Gender and Elections in America and Beyond
Every Other Year

Foundational Approach

One-term course offered either term
Cross Cultural Analysis
Dawn Teele
Standing Faculty
Standing Faculty
"Cross-Cultural Analysis" as a Foundational Approach

Methods of Assessment

"School Requirement"

Cross Cultural Analysis

This course is about how different societies integrate women into public life. We look at citizenship rights of men and women over time, the origins of women's political enfranchisement, the depiction of masculine and feminine norms in media, and the relationship between institutions and women's representation.
The primary inter-relations are between social behavior (things like support for candidates and political parties, as well as patterns of voting) and institutions (things like levels of government, structure of electoral institutions, and based on differing levels of economic development).
The course is about how gender operates in electoral systems, with relevance for how gender operates in other institutions of power.
Our assignments will develop different writing skills, including summary, analysis, critique, and policy writing. Students will evaluate not only scholarly work, but also, in insofar as campaigns are texts, primary source documents from elections.

Cultural Diversity in the US


Quantitative Data Analysis


Formal Reasoning


Administrative Fields

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