Professor Kelly Dittmar discusses how gender impacts attitudes towards candidates and informs voters’ expectations. Informed by the Presidential Gender Watch 2016 project, Dittmar flags what to look and listen for in the first presidential debate. Correction: The 1960 Nixon-Kennedy debate winner theory cited in this episode has been debunked.
- Read her 2-page brief, How Views about Gender Shape U.S. Election Campaigns.
- Check out Presidential Gender Watch 2016 for more updates about gender in this election, including more experts and debate preparation.
- Follow @GenderWatch2016 and @SSNScholars for debate coverage.