I'm a Political Science PhD candidate at Rutgers University. My research explores political representation and political parties at the intersection of age and gender. I am most interested in how young people make it to elected office and the ways that candidate recruitment and selection may be both an aged and gendered process.
In my dissertation, Chutes, Ladders, and Snakes: Candidate Recruitment and Youth Representation, I aim to contribute to current discussions of youth representation and young women's representation in parliaments by examining the aged and gendered nature of candidate recruitment and selection mechanisms. I also hope to contribute to knowledge of candidate selection and recruitment as well as to the growing interest in young people's political representation and political participation.
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