Institute for the Study of Culture & Society

Established in 1996, the Institute for the Study of Culture & Society (ICS) is a public humanities hub at Bowling Green State University. Our aim is to encourage innovation in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and to communicate the value and significance of that work to the wider public.

OUR MISSION
The Institute for the Study of Culture & Society supports faculty collaboration across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and serves as an incubator for innovative research and teaching. ICS supports the academic goals of BGSU by helping faculty to develop, communicate, and disseminate their scholarly and creative work to constituencies across campus and throughout the region. With our public events and outreach efforts, we bring issues of vital national and global importance to Northwest Ohio, and, in turn, bring community knowledge back into the university.

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Monday, September 30, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. | Way Public Library

Moms on the Run:
Breakthroughs and Barriers in the 2016 Election
Did you miss out on Dr. Melissa Miller's Spring 2019 lecture? Don't worry! You can still join us to learn about her fascinating project at the Way Public Library in Perrysburg, Ohio.
A Faculty Fellow at ICS, Dr. Miller’s research explores the unique challenges faced by mothers of young children on the campaign trail using the 2018 election as a case study.  A record number of women ran for elective office, and a record number won. Some of the most interesting campaigns were run by mothers of young children who emphasized their role as mothers on the campaign trail in ways never seen before. Through on-the-ground campaign observation, in-depth interviews, and analysis of campaign advertising, “Moms on the Run” exposes the breakthroughs made by “moms” on the campaign trail and the barriers they nevertheless encountered. Get more info