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Congressmen’s Substantive Representation of Women’s Interests as More Women Enter the U.S. House

Lecture title: “Representational Spillover? Congressmen’s Substantive Representation of Women’s Interests as More Women Enter the U.S. House, 1975-2002

A light lunch will be served.

About Erin O'Brien

Professor Erin E. O’Brien is an associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusedtts Boston. Her research and teaching interests focus on two main fields: the politics of poverty and social welfare policy and the politics of mass opinion and behavior. Within these fields, and at both the individual and collective level, she examines how gender, race and ethnicity, social class, and other group cleavages affect political processes and policy outcomes. Her work employs a variety of methods and approaches to social science in order to examine the connections among social policy, political thought and action, inequality, and patterns of stratification and identity associated with social groups.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.