Scholar Spotlight: Malliga Och
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This week, we're highlighting Malliga Och, an assistant professor at Idaho State University who studies women in conservative parties and methods to increase gender equality in politics. The year 2018 has been described as the Year of the Woman, with the most diverse group in history being sworn into Congress. However, the number of Republican women in Congress actually decreased, from 23 to 13 members. Malliga and Shauna Shames explain their research and why a lack of women in office is bad for democracy and feminism in a piece for The Conversation, which gained traction in the media this week.