Liette Gidlow

Associate professor Department of History
Phone: 313-577-2525

Areas of expertise



Liette Gidlow is an expert in history and politics, with special expertise in U.S. presidents, national politics, presidential campaigns, political campaign advertising, women in politics and women's history. She has published two books:The Big Vote, which analyzes how massive, non-partisan voter turnout campaigns in the 1920s helped establish new norms of "expert citizenship" and "consumer citizenship"; and Obama, Clinton, Palin, a collection of essays by top-ranking historians that takes the long view on the historic 2008 presidential election. Prior to joining academia, Professor Gidlow worked as a legislative staffer in the U.S. Congress and as a chief of staff to a member of the Ohio Senate. 

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