Two Penn State political science experts will be attending the political conventions this month and will be available for comment and analysis of the events.
Lee Ann Banaszak, Penn State professor and political science department head, will be attending both the Democratic and Republican conventions to study political protesters. She will accompany students who will be surveying protesters as part of her research.
She will be available to speak about political protests, the current political environment and women in politics.
To schedule an interview with Banaszak, contact Heather Robbins with Penn State News and Media Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-865-7517.
Women in politics
Nichola Gutgold, professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State and the author of “Madam President: Five Women Who Paved the Way,” will be attending the Democratic convention. She will accompany students to the 2016 Democratic National Convention as part of an academic seminar with The Washington Center.
She will be available to speak about women in politics as well as analyze the events at the convention.