Thursday, March 12, 2020
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street
In support of our community's continued health, if you are not feeling well for any reason, please consider staying home rather than attending the event. It will be streamed live via the webcast link below. For up-to-date information, including campus travel restrictions, please visit the University’s COVID-19 Updates website.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO A LATER DATE.
In this talk, Dr. Kaitlin Sidorsky explores the different pathways and ambitions of the men and women who have taken the appointed route to public office in comparison to electoral route. She will discuss the various backgrounds of the men and women who serve in appointed versus elected state office and how the decision to serve in an appointment is closely related to women’s personal and professional experiences.
Book Signing to Follow.
This is a Brown University Political Science event, co-sponsored by The Taubman Center and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.
Kaitlin N. Sidorsky has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Brown University (2012 & 2015), and a BA in Politics and Law from Bryant University (2010). She teaches courses in American National Government, State Politics, Political Communication, and Gender and Politics.
Sidorsky's research involves the role that gender plays in political ambition, recruitment, and public service. Her book entitled, All Roads Lead to Power: Appointed and Elected Paths to Public Office for US Women (University Press of Kansas, May 2019) explores the different pathways and ambitions of the men and women who have taken the appointed route to public office in comparison to electoral route. She has an article in Political Research Quarterly from this work entitled, "Moving on Up? The Gendered Ambitions of State-Level Appointed Officials" (2015). An associated blog post on the paper for the London School of Economics USAPP American Politics and Policy blog is available now. She is currently working on a new research project that explores the hidden public service of women on state boards and commissions.
Sidorsky also researches the intersection of federalism and domestic violence policies at the state and federal level with Wendy Schiller, Ph.D. (Brown University). This project explores the ways in which women’s opportunities may differ according to the personal security laws in her state and how they interact with federal and local policy.