Melody Rose, Marylhurst University, and Regina LawrenceMelody Rose, president of Marylhurst University, will give a talk based on her book, Hillary Clinton’s Race for the White House: Gender Politics and Media on the Campaign Trail, with co-author Dr. Regina Lawrence, at the Oregon Historical Society on Sept. 11, 2016.

In this talk, part of the Oregon Historical Society’s Second Sunday series, Dr. Melody Rose and Dr. Regina Lawrence will discuss the 2016 presidential election within the framework of their research on Clinton’s 2008 campaign.

Rose and Lawrence examine gender stereotypes in the media, particularly as it relates to a woman running for the office of President of the United States. Was media bias a factor in Clinton’s failed bid in 2008? Has anything changed in the past eight years?

This free talk will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue in downtown Portland.

“Regina Lawrence’s and Melody Rose’s Hillary Clinton’s Race for the White House provides a much clearer picture of the Clinton campaign than anything – or everything – that appeared in the media in the course of her campaign.” – Thomas Patterson, Harvard University

Melody Rose is a nationally recognized thought leader in higher education and the current president of Marylhurst University. She also founded the Center for Women’s Leadership at Portland State University and chaired PSU’s political science department.

Regina Lawrence is a nationally recognized authority on political communication, civic engagement, gender and politics, and the role of media in public discourse about politics and policy. She currently serves as the University of Oregon’s Executive Director, George S. Turnbull Portland Center and Agora Journalism Center.