old main, texas state, txst, texas state university

Leela Schooler's Undergrad Thesis

As part of my Honors minor, I am writing an undergraduate thesis. Working with Dr. Kym Fox, I will be looking into the negative media bias towards female political candidates, regardless of political affiliation.

My interest in this thesis, while especially relevant today, is something that I have been interested in for several years. This interest started in 2014, during the Texas Gublernatorial race for Governor. It was then that I noticed just how differently the media treated Wendy Davis as opposed to Greg Abbott. During the 2016 primaries, I noticed the same thing with all of the women who had put their hats in the ring. It was fascinating to me to see the differences, and my goal in this thesis is to see if there is any actual evidence behind my observations.

I am still in the beginning stages of my research, but what I have found so far is exciting to see. I am looking forward to working with Dr. Fox, and learning from her expertise.