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Sharon Austin

Sharon Austin

Sharon Austin is a professor of political science at the University of Florida. She taught in the Pan African Studies Department at the University of Louisville and later in Political Science/African American Studies Departments at the Universities of Missouri and Florida. She now specialize in African American Studies and minority politics.

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A record number of women will serve in the 117th Congress, including at least 51 women of color

By: - November 17, 2020

Women will gain at least 14 seats in the 117th Congress, setting a new record for female representation. In 2018, the nation elected 127 women – and 48 women of color – to the House and Senate. Next Jan. 3, at least 141 women, including 51 women of color will be sworn in. Eight races […]