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“Everyday Americans need a champion. And I wannabe that champion!” (Clinton’s campaign video 2015)

In April 2015, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her candidacy for the United States presidency in 2016. Having been elected as New York’s first female senator and later having held office as United States Secretary of State under Obama, Clinton has been an important political figure in the US for the last few decades. What is more, Clinton has been politically active as First Lady in the early 90s: at the time, she already laid the foundation for her later career in diplomacy by speaking up for human rights in general and women’s rights in particular. In light of her second presidential candidacy, we would like to dedicate this issue of gender forum to women with power. We accept articles dealing with powerful women and their influences on politics, economy, science, media, cultural debates, and other fields that have an impact on our society. Possible topics may include:

* Representation of powerful women in the media
* Campaign strategies of female political leaders and their various degrees of success
* Achievements of female politicians regarding women’s rights
* Women’s rights politics in different parts of the world
* Besides Clinton, politicians such as Angela Merkel, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Dilma Rousseff, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Dalia Grybauskaite etc.
* In how far can female superstars from music, film, and television have an impact on our society and how do they perform in comparison to male superstars?
* We are also interested in interviews with politicians, activists, economists, authors, political scholars etc.
* …

Abstracts of 300 words and a brief biography should be submitted by August 1st, 2016. The deadline for the completed papers is October 15th, 2016.

Link to Clinton’s campaign video 2015:

www.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/us/politics/two-times-reporters-analyze-hilla…

(Publication date: Winter 2016)

For more information please contact:
Editorial Assistance
Laura-Marie von Czarnowsky, MA
Sarah Youssef, MA
Email: gender-forum@uni-koeln.de
Website: http://www.genderforum.org

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