February 27, 2019

Join President Margee Ensign and Assistant Professors of Political Science Sarah Niebler and Katie Marchetti for a Women’s Luncheon discussion about gender as a factor in the 2018 midterm elections.

Professor Marchetti will discuss what political scientists know about gender in electoral politics before focusing specifically on the 2018 midterms. She will cover gender gaps in voting and candidacy, how gender interacts with other salient political identities (e.g., party identification) to shape political behavior, and how these general findings apply to the 2018 midterms. Following this, Professor Niebler will discuss how gender mattered in the 2018 midterms in Pennsylvania, using exit poll data she collected with Dickinson students. These data include public opinion questions on high-profile issues like the #MeToo movement and Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court as well as gendered voting patterns in Cumberland County and Pennsylvania. Space is limited. Please register by Friday, Feb. 22.

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Katie Marchetti is an assistant professor of political science at Dickinson College. Her research and teaching focus on American politics with specialization in gender and politics, political representation, organized interests and political methodology. Her research on these topics has been published in Politics and Religion; Political Science Research and Methods; State and Local Government Review; Journal of Political Science Education; Interest Groups & Advocacy; Politics, Groups and Identities; and Gender, Place & Culture. Katie holds a dual doctorate in political science and women’s studies from Penn State University and completed her undergraduate work at Gettysburg College. She grew up down the street from Dickinson in Carlisle, Pa.

Sarah Niebler is an assistant professor of political science at Dickinson College. Her research on campaigns and elections, political behavior and public opinion has been published in the American Journal of Political Science; American Politics Research; the Journal of Public Economics; Legislative Studies Quarterly; and Political Communication. At Dickinson, Sarah teaches classes in American politics that relate to how everyday citizens interact with the political process. In election years, she works with students to field an exit poll of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, residents. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but she is a Pennsylvania native, having grown up in Gettysburg, Pa., and attended Muhlenberg College for her undergraduate work.

Further information

  • Location: Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005 *Please note that the entrance to the CASE building is located on H St.
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: $25 per person; $20 classes of 2014-2018