Public Roundtable to Discuss Women as Candidates and Public Office Holders at LSU Oct. 5

She Persisted09/27/2017
BATON ROUGE – Female experts on the political participation of women will discuss why there are so few women in government and address the challenges women face in becoming elected officials at “She Persisted: Women at the Ballot Box and on the Campaign Trail,” on Thursday, Oct. 5. Panelists will also discuss current efforts that are being made across the nation, on both sides of the aisle, to encourage more women to run for office and what that means for the future.

The panel is open to the public and begins at 3 p.m. in the Holliday Forum of the Journalism Building at LSU. Tickets are not necessary.

The panelists’ research focuses on the broader issue of women in politics. Tiffany Barnes examines gendered political behavior and the effects of institutions through the lens of comparative studies, primarily in the United States and Latin America. Nichole Bauer researches issues pertaining to women on the campaign trail and their reception by voters. Nadia Brown looks beyond disciplinary constraints to think more holistically about the politics of identity, with an emphasis on Black women’s studies. Mirya Holman studies women and politics, urban politics, and religion and politics in the United States.

Julie Stokes, panel moderator, is Louisiana’s 79th House district representative. Elected in 2013, Rep. Stokes has received numerous accolades for her efforts around state tax reform, economic development and education. She is one of 22 female Louisiana legislators.

The event is sponsored by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, an integral part of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, in partnership with the LSU Women’s Center. The Reilly Center’s mission is to generate thoughtful programs, dialogue and research about mass communication and its many faceted relationships with social, economic and political issues.

The LSU Women’s Center provides support, referral and information to students, faculty and staff on issues and concerns related to women. The center also promotes the advancement of gender equity issues and wellbeing through its services, educational programs and advocacy efforts. 




Contact Jenée Slocum
Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs


Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations