Visible Representation: How Spotlighting Women in Government Can Inflate Perceptions of Gender Equity

Date & Time Feb 10 2022 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Location Wallace Hall
Lauren Wright, Princeton University
Audience Restricted to Princeton graduate students, faculty, and fellows


Lauren A. Wright is Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer in Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where she teaches courses on The Presidency and Executive Power, Women and Politics, and Political Communication. Wright is the author of Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate (Routledge, 2020) and On Behalf of the President: Presidential Spouses and White House Communications Strategy Today (Praeger, 2016). A frequent guest political analyst, she has appeared on BBC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, and Fox News. Her research and commentary have been featured in The New York TimesThe Washington PostUSA TodayThe San Francisco ChronicleGlamourThe AtlanticNewsweekU.S. News & World ReportThe Hill, and The Huffington Post. Wright graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Wake Forest University and received a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University with a concentration in American politics and political methodology. She is a board member of The White House Transition project and previously served as Field Representative for Meg Whitman’s campaign for Governor of California.