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The Popular and Elite Roots of Republican Extremism
March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dr. Skocpol is an American political scientist and sociologist – she is currently the Victor S. Thompas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. Dr. Skocpol studied with renowned scholar Barrington Moore Jr. and produced States and Social Revolutions(her dissertation which is now a foundational text in the comparative politics field). In addition to her research, Dr. Skocpol’s story is particularly interesting as a woman in the field. In 1980 Dr. Skocpol made public her assertions that she was not granted tenure at Harvard because she is a woman. An internal investigation completed in 1981 confirmed her position. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Skocpol became the first female tenured professor at Harvard’s department of sociology and has continued to advocate for women in the academy.