In-person Oct. 11! Running While Making the Bed: The Double Bind of Women’s Political Ambition in the United States

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Research shows that when women run for office in the United States, they win at the same rates as men. So why do women comprise only 27% of the U.S. Congress?

Community and AAUW members are invited to a provocative presentation by Dr. Suzanne M. Chod on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. at Naper Blvd Library, 2035 Naper Blvd., Naperville

From the second wave feminist movement to the 21st century, we will explore the dynamics that affect women’s political ambition in the United States, as well as how to overcome obstacles.

About the Speaker

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Dr. Suzanne Chod

Dr. Suzanne M. Chod (she/her) is Professor of Political Science, Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Connections at North Central College in Naperville.

Dr. Chod received her B.S. in Political Science from Bowling Green State University in 2002 and her PhD in the same field from Michigan State University in 2007. Dr. Chod joined the NCC faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2010. She teaches classes in American political institutions, parties, campaigns and elections, as well as courses focused on women in American politics and research methods. Her current research examines pedagogy, the use of technology in college classrooms to foster civic engagement, and how to increase political efficacy of young people.