Dynamic and informative women’s rights scholar to speak at Casper College

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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Kristina LaPlant, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, will present a talk titled “Explaining Women’s (Under)Representation In America and Abroad” on Friday, March 1 at 3 p.m.

According to Erich Frankland, political science instructor at Casper College, several groups decided for the first time on campus to commemorate International Women’s Day. “We thought, given the preponderance of women among our students, Wyoming’s history as the Equality State, and the growing involvement of women in politics and the interest and significance of women’s issues that it would be appropriate to have a speaker come to campus,” said Frankland.

According to LaPlant’s biography, she has published a number of articles in professional journals, including American Politics Research, Political Behavior, Social Science Quarterly, PS: Political Science & Politics, and others. “My research, writing, and presentations cover topics including gender differences and stereotypes, women’s rights, political activism, electoral politics, LGBTQ+ rights, and the Bill of Rights,” she said. LaPlant received her Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Georgia State University and her B.A. in history from Valdosta State University. “She will be an informative and appealing speaker for our students, employees, and the broader Casper community,” Frankland noted.

LaPlant’s talk will occur in the Wheeler Auditorium, Room 103, in the Wold Physical Science Center on the Casper College campus.

Sponsors for the event include the Casper College Campus Democrats, Student Senate, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Gender and Women Studies, and the Department of Political, Historical and Legal Studies.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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