ABOUT THIS EPISODE
As reported by the Pew Reserach Center, the current 116th Congress includes more women, and is more racially and ethnically diverse, than any previous Congress. Inspired by that shift, this episode features my conversation with political scientists Nadia Brown (Purdue University) and Barbara Palmer (Baldwin Wallace University). We discuss the experiences of women in Congress, including women of color, both in their campaigns but also while governing, and from both contemporary and historical perspective.
--Nadia Brown's Purdue University profile
--Barbara Palmer's Baldwin Wallace University profile
--Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making, by Nadia Brown (at Amazon)
--Women and Congressional Elections: A Century of Change, by Barbara Palmer and Dennis Simon (at Amazon)
--"Identity Politics Strengthens Democracy," by Stacey Abrams, in Foreign Affairs
--On Elizabeth Cady Stanton's congressional run
--"At She the People Forum, 2020 Candidates Speak Directly to Women of Color, by Maggie Astor, for the New York Times
--Wiki on Maria Stewart
--"Eric Holder to Lead Democrats' Attack on Republican Gerrymandering, by Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin, for the New York Times
--Barbara Palmer on "gendermandering"