Professor of Political Science Iva E. Deutchman was a guest on Bob Smith’s talk-radio program “1370 Connection” on Tuesday, March 11 on WXXI radio.
Deutchman and Smith discussed the recent disclosure that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was the client of a prostitution ring. The discussion centered on the fallout and future of New York politics.
Deutchman, a political scientist who studies modern American conservatism, women and voting behavior, women in government, and the influence of the mass media on politics has been published widely in major journals, including “When Feminists Don’t Fit: The Case of Pauline Hanson,” in the International Feminist Journal of Politics. Most recently she co-authored “The Ideology of Moderate Republicans in the House,” with Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas; the piece was published in Forum.
At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Deutchman leads many efforts such as the annual “Day on the Hill” program in Washington, D.C., which provides opportunities for students to visit several federal agencies, the Senate and the House of Representatives, both political parties’ national offices, and several lobbying organizations, as well as meet with alumni and alumnae working in the area.
Last month, Deutchman participated in a well-received community forum about the 2008 presidential election. She was one of three political science faculty members to participate in a panel discussion before a standing-room-only crowd at Irene’s Coffee House. Sponsored by the HWS Chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy, the event was such a success that another is planned for Wednesday, April 9.
A member of the faculty since 1987, Deutchman holds a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.