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Courting the Ladies

Whether it's hockey moms, Walmart moms or Whole Foods moms, mothers and women more generally enter into the spotlight with every electoral cycle. This election is no exception, with both President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney courting the ladies. In this Game Changers talk, DeFrancesco Soto will share insight into how the female electorate has gone from not having the right to vote to being a decisive political vote in the course of a couple of decades. More specifically she will zero in on the 2012 election and how women will shape the outcome. 

Come watch DeFrancesco Soto discuss this topic at a live taping of Game Changers 12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at KLRU Studio 6A.  The event is free and open to the public. Go to this website for more details.

Image: Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

About Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto is an Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs, Fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Visiting Scholar in the Government Department at the University of Texas.

Victoria’s research analyzes how social identities shape political behavior. Her academic expertise centers on: campaigns and elections, political marketing, women, race and ethnic politics, and immigration. She is currently working on a book project that looks at the integration of Latinos in the American polity.  Victoria received her Ph.D. from Duke University and was recently named one of the top 12 scholars in the country by Diverse magazine. Victoria is also a contributor to MSNBC and NBCLatino.