Political Science Speaker Series—Representation of Women in Politics
October 11 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree
The Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science invites you to attend the Political Science Speaker Series.
Join Dr. Semra Sevi in her talk titled Representation of Women in Politics.
A key question in political behaviour is why so few women run and hold elected office. Legislatures around the world are becoming more diverse yet women remain under-represented.
A large body of literature seeks to explain why there is low representation of women in politics. These explanations range from 1) election bias 2) election aversion and 3) recruitment.
In this talk, Dr. Semra will present the results of two studies focusing on election bias and election aversion.
About the Speaker
Semra Sevi is a Banting postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. She earned her PhD in Political Science from i’Université de Montréal and her Honours BA and MA from the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on gender and politics, representation, voting behaviour, legislative politics and partisanship in young voters and immigrants.