Professor Lee Ann Banaszak Distinguished Chair
|Home Institution||The Pennsylvania State University|
|Host Institution||School of Politics and International Relations, The Australian National University|
|Award Name||Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Funded by The Australian National University)|
Lee Ann is currently Head of the Department of Political Science at The Pennsylvania State University, and has written extensively on civic engagement, public opinion, protest, and government policy related to women. She also served on the Pennsylvania Commission for Redistricting Reform and is passionate about voting rights in democratic systems.
During her Fulbright Scholarship at the Australian National University, Lee Ann will compare the adoption and implementation of policies impacting women in the states in Australia and the U.S. and will compare these to other federal countries. Specifically, she will focus on the role that cultural norms and social practices play in shaping policies that vary by women’s race, ethnicity, and social class.