Running against All Odds
- American Democracy
- Social Issues
- U.S. Elections
- Civic Engagement
- Revitalizing U.S. Democracy
Professor Shauna Shames lays out why running for office often comes with additional costs for women and leads many to stay away from politics. Hillary Clinton has overcome the odds and may inspire others to run, but she is more of an outlier than the norm.
- Read her journal article or her two-page brief, Shattering the Glass Ceiling for Women in Politics.
- See our working group on Women in Politics for OpEds and Briefs.
- Check out the Presidential Gender Watch blog by SSN scholar Kelly Dittmar.