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Clarkson University Prof to Present Research on Women in Conservative Political Parties at International Conferences

Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Political Science Christina Xydias has been invited to speak at the Alexander von Humboldt Colloquium "Global Research in the 21st Century: Perspectives of the U.S. Humboldt Network" in March in Washington, D.C.

Christina XydiasShe will deliver a talk about her research on the comparative cases of women in conservative political parties in Germany and the United States.

Later this spring, Xydias will travel to Manchester, Great Britain, to join colleagues from New York University, Rutgers University and San Diego State University in a roundtable discussion on the cross-national study of women in conservative political parties. The roundtable is part of a conference hosted by the University of Manchester called "Gender, Institutions and Change: Feminist Institutionalism After 10 Years."

Xydias will then present two papers in April at the annual Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago, Ill. Her first paper is on the mentoring and informal strategies that conservative parties employ to increase women’s presence in elected office, and the second paper is on a comparison between Germany and the United States' routes to opening combat roles in the military to women.
Xydias is increasingly viewed as an international authority in the study of women and politics. She has published her work in journals such as Political Research Quarterly, Political Studies, Politics and Gender, and Politics, Groups, and Identities, among others, and as chapter contributions to edited volumes.

She serves as program chair of the identity politics section of the Northeast Political Science Association and as a member of the American Political Science Association’s women and politics dissertation award committee. Xydias was the recipient of Clarkson's Outstanding New Teacher Award in 2016.

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