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#EDGESeminar: Transnational Experiences of Women of Immigrant Origin in Political Office

Transnational Experiences of Women of Immigrant Origin in Political Office in the United States


Women, racial minorities and immigrants are disadvantaged in society, and those experiences influence their opportunities in politics as well as the content of their political work. But what does this mean for women of immigrant origin, who potentially suffer multiple disadvantages at once in both society and politics? The aim of this seminar is to answer this question by looking at the intersection of the discriminatory mechanisms of gender, ethnicity/race, and immigrant history in the lives of women of immigrant origin in the United States. The central questions at the heart of this research are: How do women of immigrant origin in the United States describe their experiences and the transnational events that have influenced their political lives? How do these experiences impact their opportunities in politics and their political work? This study will help discovering the systems needed to support women of immigrant origin in their political aspirations which in turn could increase trust in government among ethnic minorities in the United States.

  • Presenter: Jessica Rodriguez-Montegna, University of Granada (Spain)
  • Discussant: Chloé Janssen

Participation is free of charge, but due to room limitations, please register here. A light lunch will be provided. To attend, please register here.

 

Location

Pleinlaan 5, Institute for European Studies, room KANT (floor +1)
1050 Brussels
Belgium