About the lecture
The US presidential election campaign has become a major event that dominates the news across the globe. The main actors, such as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have become well known celebrities. This lecture focuses on the role of gender in the campaign. Prof. Lawrence will compare the gendered and non-gendered opportunities and challenges for Hillary Clinton. She will compare this campaign with her previous presidential campaign in 2008; and of course focus on the main differences with her likely opponent, Donald Trump.
About the speaker
Regina G. Lawrence is a professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on the role of the media in public discourse about politics and policy. Dr. Lawrence’s books include When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina (2007, with W. Lance Bennett and Steven Livingston) and Hillary Clinton’s Race for the White House: Gender Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail (2009, co-authored with Melody Rose). Her current research focuses on political reporters’ use of social media to cover presidential politics, on female candidates’ communication strategies and news coverage of women politicians, and on media and civic engagement.