Two political scientists look at sex, gender, and politics in Trump’s campaign

April 6, 2016

Clark University Professors Valerie Sperling and Robert G. Boatright spoke with WMNF's Rob Lorei on March 31. Here, an excerpt from that broadcast:

“Today, we are joined by two political scientists, Drs Valerie Sperling and Robert G. Boatright, who have been watching the presidential primary campaign this year in the US looking at how the candidates use gender and sex — especially how gender and sex are being addressed by Donald Trump. Sperling has previously written a book, 'Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia,' on the use of gender politics in the Putin Regime, and Boatwright’s latest book, 'Getting Primaried: The Changing Politics of Congressional Primary Challenges,' looks at the role of interest groups in congressional elections and the patterns of primary challenges over the past 40 years.”

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