100 Years of Women and Politics since the Nineteenth Amendment

Endorsed by the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) and Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600–2000

Friday, April 16, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Type: State of the Field

Tags: Gender; Politics; Women's History


This panel considers the history of women’s political engagement in the century after the enactment of women’s suffrage. That watershed event—as well as electoral politics more generally—is one point of departure among many to be considered by panelists as they assess the history of women and politics from the perspective of their own particular expertise.

Session Participants

Chair: Landon Storrs, University of Iowa

Panelist: Cathleen D. Cahill, Pennsylvania State University

Panelist: Marisela Chavez, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Panelist: Ashley Farmer, University of Texas at Austin

Panelist: Katherine Turk, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelist: Leandra Ruth Zarnow, University of Houston