Jennie Sweet-Cushman

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Chatham University



Jennie Sweet-Cushman, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and also serves as Assistant Director of The Pennsylvania Center for Women ad Politics where she coordinates research and student engagement. She recently earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, where her dissertation was entitled "Individual Differences in Psychological Evaluations of Electoral Risk: Furthering The Explanation of the Gender Gap in Candidate Emergence". Her research focuses on gender differences in political participation at both the mass and elite levels in both the United States and West Africa. Prior to entering academia, she was a fellow of the Michigan Political Leadership Fellowship Program at Michigan State University, managed a successful U.S. congressional campaign, and operated her own small business, Sweet Communications. Jennie currently divides her time between Pittsburgh and Plymouth, Michigan where her family resides. She and her husband, Ray, have four children and two spoiled cats.

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Thank you, sponsors!

We are so pleased to announce the following sponsors for our October conference!

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ISPP Small Grant Award

We are pleased that the International Society for Political Psychology has awarded "Mentoring Conferences for New Research on Gender in Political Psychology" one of their Small Grants to further the goals of ISPP.

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participantsMeet the Organizers

Monica Schneider and Angie Bos

Monica is an Asst. Professor at Miami University (Ohio) and Angie is an Asst. Professor at the College of Wooster. They have been friends and collaborators since they first met at the University of Minnesota where they both completed the interdisciplinary Ph.D. minor in political psychology and focused their dissertation research on gender and political psychology.

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