Modern American Conservatism; Women, Media and Politics
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Deutchman is quotable and unforgettable:
"I don't know to what extent the Tea Party is a spontaneous outpouring or something organized by Fox News."
"The state legislature doesn't do anything. That's the big thing. They don't do anything. These clowns probably could not get it together to pass a law thanking veterans for serving in the army."
"Whether you're in a blue state, a purple state or a red state, if you don't have a job, that is your big issue."
"As you look into the future, gay marriage is going to happen."
"You're getting a Republican Party that looks less and less like the country it represents."
"Unfortunately, for women in this culture, the most important thing is being young. I mean, you hit 30 and you're dead."
"People feel that any way they turn -- to church, to the government, to the stock market or to the love of their life -- they're being disillusioned. It can get to the point where you don't even want to get out of bed in the morning -- let alone do anything more complicated, like voting."
When The New York Times, The Washington Post and other national media want a memorable, colorful quote that cuts to the heart of religion, race or gender in politics, as well as voting trends and patterns, they look to political expert Iva Ellen Deutchman.
She is always ready for a lively debate or an educated discussion – or both at the same time. Deutchman has more than 20 years of academic experience in both Australia and North America. She lives, breathes, writes and talks about politics and has taught courses that delve into modern American conservatism, the Tea Party, ideological media and sex and power. In 2012, she and Colleges’ President Mark Gearan will co-teach a course on the election. Mark Gearan, who was the former deputy chief of staff and director of communications in the Clinton White House and Deutchman co-taught similar courses in 2004 and 2008.
Deutchman has a long list of publications in major journals. Over the last four years, she and colleague DeWayne Lucas have written a number of articles on Congressional factions. The latest article, “Electoral Challenges of Modern Factions: Main Streeters and Blue Dogs, 1994 – 2006,” was published in the Forum in 2010 and was written up on the blog 538.
In addition to her scholarly publications, Deutchman has been cited in various news media such as The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, "TIME" magazine, USA Today and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has appeared live on National Public Radio (NPR) programs as well as dozens of other local radio shows throughout the U.S. and Australia. She has also been a commentator on U.S. elections on television.
She is a colorful interviewee who consistently gives concise, opinionated and candid comments based on a considerable amount of research data that she maintains. Some more of her memorable quotes:
"We live in a society that has some pretty rigid gender roles, even with all the changes and the sort-of post-feminist society we allegedly inhabit, some of these roles are pretty traditional."
"Obama has inspired the Democrats that there can be a future. And Republicans have inspired with the fight for the Republican soul. ... And it is worth fighting for."
"Rupert Murdoch- what is he? Is he American? Is he Australian? He seems to be both whenever he's trying to buy property someplace. When he bought Fox he became American. When he's back here, he's Australian."
Deutchman has been both a Senior Lecturer and Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne numerous times. Her expertise in Australia has been cited in U.S.-based publications as well as in Australia in The Australian, The Age, Australian Time and Arena.
She taught a graduate course on Obama and the World at the University of Melbourne in Australia, summer of 2010.
Deutchman to Address Yates Progressives
Deutchman Speaks in UK
Deutchman to Discuss Debate
Lucas, Deutchman React to Obama
Lucas, Deutchman on Romney Speech
Deutchman Discusses Healthcare
Lucas, Deutchman Discuss Super Tuesday
Deutchman on State of the Union
Yadav, Deutchman Quoted on Iraq
Deutchman on 2012 Presidential Race
Deutchman on Women in Politics
Deutchman Discusses Murdoch in Pravda
Lucas, Deutchman on Debt Bill
Interview opportunities and additional background information may be requested through the Office of Communications, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York. Phone: (315) 781-3540. After business hours, Communications staff members are accessible through contact information on their answering machine at that number.
Iva Ellen Deutchman, professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, holds a Ph.D. and a master's degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree from Hofstra University in political science and economics. Previous posts she held at the Colleges include co-director, Media and Society Program; chair, Committee on Academic Affairs; chair of the Political Science Department and coordinator of the Women's Studies Program.
She is a member of the American Political Science Association; International Society of Political Psychology; New York State Political Science Association (formerly on the Executive Council), Northeastern Political Science Association; and Australian Studies Association of North America.