Dr. Kristina LaPlant to Speak in Casper

Explaining Women’s (Under)Representation In America and Abroad

Dr. Kristina LaPlant, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

3pm Friday March 1, PS 103 on the Casper College Campus, Casper, WY

Sponsors: Campus Democrats, Student Senate, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Gender and Women Studies, Department of Political, Historical & Legal Studies

Dr. Kristina LaPlant is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL). 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. Her 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 has been a guest lecturer or presenter across the United States and in Europe, and is a frequent interviewee for Wisconsin media.

LaPlant’s teaching has been recognized through her selection as a Fellow by Wisconsin’s Teaching Fellows and Scholars and as a recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award at Georgia State University where she previously taught.  She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, and Women Also Know Stuff. LaPlant received her PhD and M.A. in Political Science from Georgia State University, and her B.A. in History from Valdosta State University.