Politics & Policy: How Do We Recruit More Women into Politics?

Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn Street
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 7:00 PM

Tracy Osborn, Director, PPC Politics & Policy Research Program, will talk about her research on groups that recruit, train, and fund women to run for office. What do we know about these groups? Do they work? Are they the best way to find women to run for office?


  • Tracy Osborn

    Tracy Osborn

    University of Iowa Department of Political Science

    Tracy Osborn is the Director of the Politics and Policy Group at the Iowa and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science.  Her research focuses on women, politics, and public policy in the U.S. state legislatures and Congress, women’s political behavior, and gendered violence.  She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2004 and joined the political science department at the University of Iowa in 2007.  Currently, her research examines women legislators’ partisanship and policy development in the U.S. state legislatures since 1960, public opinion toward women terrorists and terrorism policy, and antifeminist policy and women’s representation in the U.S. states.