Battling the Media: The Minimization of Women in Politics

Jennifer Lucas
Manchester, NH

Education Politics


Jennifer Lucas, PhD
Asst. Professor of Politics
Saint Anselm College
Assistant Professor Jennifer Lucas researches and writes about women in politics. She focuses on New Hampshire, but can also speak about politics at the national level. She can discuss how women campaign and govern differently from men.
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Manchester, NH 03102
United States
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Jennifer C. Lucas is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Saint Anselm College. She received a B.A. in Political Science from Providence College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland - College Park. 

Her research interests include congressional politics and women and politics, and her research on gender differences in attitudes toward negative advertising has appeared in American Politics Research.

Dr. Lucas teaches courses on American politics, including campaigns and elections, research methods, women and politics, and congressional politics. She also is resesarch coordinator for the Center for New Hampshire Politics and Civic Life at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm. The center maintains data on the New Hampshire presidential primary, and examines state, municipal and county government, as well as the U.S. presidency. She co-founded the New England Women's Leadership Institute, a five-day residential program at poltical institute, which every summer trains more than 20 undergraduate women from across the region in all aspects of civic and political leadership.

Dr. Lucas discussed the 2008 New Hamsphire presidential primary with the BBC television, New Hampshire Public Radio, Reuters and other news outlets.

Story Pitch

Clinton and Palin Left a Political Legacy for Women
As women watched Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin wage battle for political office, some saw a cautionary tale about the cost of public life. Others thought "I can do that, too," and are starting to toss their hat in the ring.
Recent Publications/Appearances

Dec 1, 2010 Boston Herald "Sarah Palin leaves N.H. out in cold for now"


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