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Election 2018: What Happened? A Conversation with Dr. Kathryn Pearson

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Election 2018

All are welcome!

We encourage you to register for a free ticket but please feel free to attend without one.

Join us on Thursday evening, November 15, to hear Kathryn Pearson, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, speak on the 2018 election. Following her presentation, Professor Pearson will take questions from the audience.

Dr. Pearson specializes in American politics and focuses her research on the United States Congress, congressional elections, political parties, and women and politics. Her research has recently appeared in The Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, and Politics & Gender.

Party Discipline in the House of Representatives, Dr. Pearson’s first book, was published in 2015 by the University of Michigan Press. It examines party leaders’ strategic use of their legislative prerogatives to reward loyal party members and punish defectors.

Dr. Pearson is working on a new book project, Gendered Partisanship in the House of Representatives, analyzing congresswomen’s pursuit of power in a partisan era.

Dr. Pearson has been honored with the Morse Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. In 2002- 2003, she served as a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and from 1993 to 1998, she worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant for two members of Congress. Dr. Pearson earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.


November 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Edina Community Lutheran Church
Edina Community Lutheran Church · 4113 W 54th Street
Edina, 55424