Nichola D. Gutgold to give virtual presentation on Feb. 24

CATEGORIES: January 2022, Voices
Nichola D. Gutgold

Nichola D. Gutgold, a professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State Lehigh Valley, will give a virtual presentation on her 2021 book, “Electing Madam Vice President: When Women Run Women Win,” on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will be shared via WebEx at

“It is a special honor to present the research from this book at the Carrie Chapman Catt Center because the main goal of this research is to amplify the voices of women who are often left off history book pages and even forgotten completely,” Gutgold said. “Some of the research for this book was culled from the very fine online archives of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center.”

Gutgold has been researching and writing about women and the United States presidency for more than 20 years. She is author or co-author of more than ten books and numerous research articles and has turned two of her research books into children’s books to encourage young people to reach their dreams. Her research has appeared in national and international publications, including The New York Times and NPR.

“It’s a pleasure and an honor to host a scholar of Dr. Gutgold’s magnitude, especially when her lecture addresses such an important subject,” said Karen Kedrowski, Catt Center director.

In her book “Electing Madam Vice President,” Gutgold focuses on the communication style and campaign rhetoric of the six women who ran for president in 2020 – the largest group of women candidates in one election – and the eventual election of Kamala Harris to the vice presidency, a history-making appointment.

“It is my hope that this research inches forward the day when we will have as many women running for president as we have men,” she said. “This book is a rhetorical biography and I look forward to sharing the campaign journeys of each of the women who ran for president in 2020.”