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Fall LAS Dean’s Lecture: Gender and Communication on the Campaign Trail

Author: Amy Juhnke | Image: Amy Juhnke

Kelly Winfrey, an assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, will discuss will discuss the unique challenges women candidates face and the communication strategies they use in their efforts to win over voters.

Winfrey serves as coordinator of research and outreach at Iowa State’s Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. She oversees the Ready to Run® Iowa campaign training program and the Archives of Women’s Political Communication. She also conducts research for the Women in Iowa Politics database and the Iowa Gender Balance Project. Winfrey earned her Ph.D. in communication studies from the University of Kansas and is the author of Understanding How Women Vote: Gender Identity and Political Choices.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series highlights faculty excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement in Iowa State’s largest college. The dean invites LAS faculty of international preeminence to present lectures from their own areas of expertise on topics of interest to the general public, designed to stimulate high-quality, intellectual discussion among faculty, staff, students, and community members.