November 29, 2022
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Campus Events
Memorial Union - Cottonwood Room

Post-election recap - gender, politics, and Kansas

The overturning of Roe v. Wade has fostered a greater focus on gender and gender-related issues in campaign races arouind the country. In Kansas we have a female governor running for re-election and an all-female Congressional race in the 3rd District. Thus, for many Kansans, gender has arguably never been a more salient factor in political communication than it is during the 2022 midterm cycle. Jim Schnoebelen (Professor of Communication Studies) and Carson Kay (Assistant Professor of Communication Studies) present various observations about the 2022 mid-term cycle contextualized by relevant political communication research. We'll explore how gender is (or isn't) playing a factor in key races, and comment on the impact that the Supreme Courts actions over the summer may have had on how we discuss reproductive rights in the U.S.

Lindsey Ibanez