Albuquerque Press Women to Hear from UNM Political Science Professor on the Hispanic Vote in the U.S. Election

Christine Sierra

Christine Sierra

Christine Sierra, professor of Political Science at UNM will speak about the Hispanic vote in the November election to Albuquerque Press Women on Monday, Dec. 10 at 11:45 a.m. at the MCM Eleganté.

Sierra, director of the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute has been a member of the UNM faculty since 1986.  She teaches and conducts research in the field of American politics with a focus on race, ethnicity and gender.  She is currently a principal investigator on the Gender and Multicultural Leadership Project, a national study of elected officials of color in the United States.

To make reservations for the luncheon, please call (505) 720-7821 or email before Dec. 5.  Cost of the luncheon is $15 for members and $21 for non-members.

UNM Political Science Professor Talks Politics with Albuquerque Press Women

Lonna Atkeson

UNM Professor Lonna Atkeson

Albuquerque Press Women will host UNM Professor of Political Science Lonna Atkeson for a luncheon on Monday, Nov.12 at 11:45 a.m. at the UNM Eleganté Hotel, 2020 Menaul NE.  Atkeson will discuss her take on the election campaigns and results.

Atkeson is a regents’ lecturer and director of the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections and Democracy in the Political Science Department at the University of New Mexico.  Her research program involves a wide number of subfields within political science including elections, campaigns, election administration, public opinion, political behavior, the media, political psychology, state politics, gender politics and political methodology.  She is a national expert in the field of election administration.

Please make plans to arrive at the hotel early.  APW is preparing to host the state convention for New Mexico Press Women and will be raising money with a silent auction.  If you arrive before lunch you will have plenty of time to get your bids in.

Cost of the luncheon is $15 for members, $21 for nonmembers.  For reservations, please call (505) 720-7821 or email before Nov. 8.


Gwyneth Doland Discusses Email Controversies with Albuquerque Press Women

Albuquerque Press Women will hear from Gwyneth Doland executive director of the Foundation for Open Government on October 8 at 11:45 a.m. at the MCM Elegante, 2020 Menaul NE.  She will discuss “Technology and Transparency” and recent controversies over the email of public servants.

Before joining the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government Gwyneth Doland was a producer and host for New Mexico in Focus and Public Square on KNME. As the editor of The New Mexico Independent, a startup online-only news site, she and her team pioneered interactive coverage of the state Legislature and won a First Amendment Award from the ACLU of New Mexico.

Doland teaches multimedia journalism at the University of New Mexico. She is a director of the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande Chapter and the Journalism and Women Symposium.

To make reservations for the luncheon, please call (505) 720-7821 or email before Oct. 4.  Cost of the luncheon is $15 for members and $21 for non-members.