As the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, University of Maryland Carey School of Law Professor Paula Monopoli, author of the recently published book Constitutional Orphan: Gender Equality and the Nineteenth Amendment (Oxford University Press 2020), is available to discuss the amendment’s complicated legacy and its impact on today’s voters.  

Professor Monopoli is the Sol & Carlyn Hubert Professor of Law at Maryland Carey Law and a Visiting Scholar at the Moller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge. She is the founder of the Women, Leadership & Equality Program at Maryland Carey Law which  provides an opportunity for students to engage in critical thinking about cutting-edge issues in gender and leadership.   

She is prepared to discuss past and present issues surrounding women and the vote including: 

  • Legal and political developments in the decade after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. 
  • Little-known divisions among former suffragists around support for the Equal Rights Amendment, and how legal progressives opposed that amendment.  
  • Racism within the suffrage movement. 
  • How women's votes will impact the upcoming presidential election. 

Professor Monopoli is a passionate and informed speaker who is available for interviews on a variety of virtual platforms.