The forgotten and the powerful: A look at First Ladies and their influence
The First Lady of the United States is not an elected position. But even so, the office plays an important role in our government. This week on Disrupted, an Art Historian talks about the powerful First Ladies of American history who don't get the recognition they deserve. Also, how gender quotas are changing politics in Latin America.
- Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw: Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was the Senior Historian and Director of History, Research, and Scholarly Programs at the National Portrait Gallery
- Jennifer Piscopo: Associate Professor of Politics and Affiliate Faculty of Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies at Occidental College
Click here to see more images from the First Lady Exhibition.
J. Carlisle Larsen and Kevin Chang Barnum also contributed to producing this show, which originally aired on July 27, 2022.
Special thanks to our summer interns, Anya Grondalski and Mira Raju.