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Costain, Anne N

Professor Emerita/Emeritus


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  • Professor Costain's current research explores the way that marginalized groups in democratic states seek to attain or expand rights and liberties. Following a year long sabbatical reviewing and gathering material on the antislavery and woman suffrage movements, she is writing a book analyzing these movements as forerunners of modern American movements. Their mobilization, tactics, and strategies foreshadowed on-going struggles over sexism and racism in American society and created patterns of resistance evident today.


  • American politics, politics of social movements, political parties and interest groups, sexism and racism, gender politics, the media as mediators of political messages


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