Internationally recognized scholar and Penn State Lehigh Valley Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences Nichola D. Gutgold makes a virtual appearance at The University of New Mexico to address the widely discussed topic of women and the U.S. presidency.

Gutgold Madam President Lecture Jan 21 FLYER

The UNM Department of Communication & Journalism and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program hosts the discussion, “Getting Closer to Electing Madam President," Friday, Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m., via Zoom.

UNM Communication & Journalism Department Chair David Weiss said, “we’re thrilled that Dr. Gutgold will be able to meet with us and speak about a topic of direct interest to faculty and students in communication, women studies, political science, history and so many other fields.”

Gutgold’s most recent book, “Electing Madam Vice President: When Women Run Women Win,” unravels the phenomena about women’s progression through presidential elections, specifically focusing on six women who ran for president during the 2020 election.

“My main motivation is to teach students about the women who have made presidential bids who are often forgotten about, such as Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, Michele Bachmann, Jill Stein, Carol Moseley Braun, Pat Schroeder and Elizabeth Dole, just to name a few,” Gutgold said. “I find that many people have never heard of these women, and it is my goal to bring their lives into focus.  I examine the obstacles they faced and how they often aligned with feminist movements, and how we are getting closer to the day when we will have a woman president.”

Gutgold’s work on topics including the rhetoric of women in non-traditional fields and has been featured on outlets such as National Public Radio, The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle.

The discussion is free to attend via Zoom.

Zoom Information:
Meeting ID - 990 9992 4779
Passcode - President