On Gender Issues

Listen & Watch

 “Polling Shows a Voter’s Gender Can Be a Factor in Their Views on Gun Control.” NPR, “All Things Considered,” November 4, 2019.

Young Women Are Trying to Continue Their Mothers’ Women’s Movement. Symposium on Women, Philanthropy, and Civil Society, Chicago, March 14, 2017.

Thoughts on Hillary Clinton’s run for the U.S. presidency. CCTV, April 8, 2016.

When a legendary U.S. Congress member & I reflect on how far women have come, and what remains. Ways & Means podcast, January 19, 2016.

How American women’s groups gained and lost their public voice. New Books Network, January 27, 2014.


“How American Women Gained, Lost, and Are Regaining Their Collective Voice,” Vox, April 2, 2017.

Rallying for Gun Reform” (with Donna Dees), Tampa Bay Times, December 21, 2012; and Raleigh News & Observer, December 20, 2012.

In The News

*Since 2013

“More Women Than Ever Own Guns. Could That Change Gun Laws?” Washington Post, June 6, 2022

“Women Have Had the Right to Vote for 100 Years, But Challenges Remain.” Duke Chronicle, November 6, 2019.

“Wilmington Women Demand to Be Heard at 2nd Annual March.” Wilmington Star (NC), January 20, 2018.

“Hollywood Women Form Time’s Up, a Coalition to Fight Sexual Harassment.” NBCNews.com, January 1, 2018.

“What America Lost as Women Entered the Workforce.” The Atlantic, September 19, 2016.

“We Want to See What Politicians Wear. Is That So Wrong?” Tampa Bay Times, August 18, 2016.

Hillary Clinton Gun Control Proposal: What 2 Decades In the Pubic Eye Tells Us About Her Policy,” International Business Times, October 5, 2015.

Women an Emerging Force in Defending Firearms,” Tucson Sentinel, September 30, 2014.

‘Badass’ Moms Take Gun Fight to NRA’s Home Turf,” Huffington Post, September 23, 2014.

These Women Are the NRA’s Worst Nightmare,” Mother Jones, September-October 2014.

Public Talks & Briefings

 “How American Women’s Groups Gained, Lost…& Are Regaining their Public Voice.” Women’s Empowerment and Leadership, Junior Leagues of NC, March 16, 2021.

“How American Women’s Groups Gained, Lost…& Are Regaining their Public Voice.” Keynote Address. “Since Suffrage” Symposium, Auburn University, October 23, 2020.

“Resurgent Women: Rising to Resist.” Duke Boston Women’s Forum. Cambridge, MA, May 1, 2018.

“Movements & Women: Complexities, Challenges, Opportunities.” Symposium on Women, Philanthropy, and Civil Society. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Chicago. March 14, 2017.  Introductory video.

“What Does the 2016 Election Mean for Women?” Duke Law School (panel), November 16, 2016.

“How Movements Bounce Back: What Gun Rights Advocates Can Teach Abortion Rights Advocates.” Conference on Learning from Social Movements, Scholars Strategy Network, New York, May 31-June 1, 2016.

“Gendering the Second Amendment” (with Jennifer Carlson). Conference on The Second Generation of Second Amendment Law and Policy,” Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law, New York, April 8, 2016.

“How U.S. Women’s Groups Gained and Lost Their Public Voice.” Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area, May 4, 2013.

“How U.S. Women’s Groups Gained and Lost Their Public Voice.” Board of Directors, League of Women Voters of the U.S., April 5, 2013.

“How U.S. Women’s Groups Gained and Lost Their Public Voice.” League of Women Voters of Arlington, February 23, 2013.

“The Policy Agendas of Women’s Groups in the Post-War America.” Durham Public Schools history teachers, Durham, NC, January 26, 2012.

“The Paradox of Gender Equality.” Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 28 October 2011.

“Voice & Equality? Women’s Group Advocacy on Capitol Hill, 1878-2000.” Spring Seminar Series, Department of Political Science University of Florida, Gainesville, 2 March 2009.