State Department Internship Student Experience – Morgan Lewellen

Check out this interview on our Instagram where UMW student Morgan Lewellen ('25) talked about her internship and experiences! … [Read more...]

Fulbright Scholar Leticia Gonzalez Discusses Women in Region-Building

Join us for a talk, sponsored by Fulbright and the PSIA department, from Fulbright Scholar Leticia Gonzalez. She is from Buenos Aires, Argentina and examines feminist theory in international relations and South American regional cooperation. At this talk, she discuss the place of women and gender issues in region building processes (focusing on the Common Market of the South – MERCOSUR) and the outcome of a more comprehensive integration when women are part of the process. Time: Monday, April 3rd, 2023 at 4:00 PM in Monroe 116. For questions, contact Professor Melissa Martinez at: mmartin9@umw.edu … [Read more...]

Pi Sigma Alpha 2023 Conference Presentations

    Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for Political Science students, hosts an annual conference highlighting student research. UMW Political Science students Maya Jenkins and Mary-Elise Alworth presented their research at its 2023 conference. … [Read more...]

Global Gag Rule & Reproductive Rights Guest Lecture

Join guest speaker Rebecca Dennis, Associate Director of U.S. Policy and Advocacy at PAI for a talk about the Global Gag Rule and the advocacy work of the PAI, an advocacy group focused on accessible, quality health care and the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls. October 31st, 11:00 AM: Monroe 110 … [Read more...]

Professor Cooperman Edits Book on Conservative Women in Democratic Systems

Professor Cooperman has co-edited a book, Sell-Outs or Warriors for Change? A Comparative Look at Conservative Women in Politics in Democracies, forthcoming from Routledge Press in November 2022. This book addresses the central question of how right-wing women navigate the cross-pressures between gender identity and political ideology. A portion of this book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy. … [Read more...]

Gender, Nation-building, and Politics in Afghanistan: the Last Two Decades

After the fall of the Taliban in 2001, political stakeholders in Afghanistan went to work to write a constitution and lay the foundation of a new, democratic political system. A significant focus of this nation-building effort was to provide representation and rights to women. Our speakers will discuss these processes, the outcomes of these efforts and the likely future prospects for women and politics in Afghanistan after the Taliban’s return. When: Oct 19, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Where: Zoom Youtube recording of the event! Flyer for the event! … [Read more...]

Professor Cooperman Receives Teaching Innovation Award

Congratulations to Rosalyn Cooperman for recently being honored with a Teaching Innovation Award by the New Research on Gender and Political Psychology Network!! This award honors her efforts to combat public speaking anxiety in her women and politics class. This award is well-deserved, and congrats again!! Click out the full award from NRGPPN! … [Read more...]

Professor Cooperman on Women Congressional Candidates and Campaign Finance

Professor Cooperman joined a Facebook Live panel to discuss the book, “Politicking While Female: The Political Lives of Women,” and her chapter, “On the Money: Assessing the Campaign Finance Networks of Women Congressional Candidates.” Check out LSU’s panel on Facebook for the discussion. … [Read more...]

Rebecca Jacobi (’20) Interview

Rebecca Jacobi graduated in 2020 and currently has an internship with the Feminist Majority Foundation as a Digital Organizer. In this interview she talks about why she chose majors in International Affairs and WGST and how both departments guided her to where she is today: Interview with Rebecca Jacobi ’20. … [Read more...]

Paige McKinsey (’15) Interview

Paige graduated in 2015 and is currently a Masters Program Student at George Washington University. In this interview she talks about why she chose majors in International Affairs and WGST and how both departments guided her to where she is today: Interview With Paige McKinsey '15. … [Read more...]