Ms Caroline Leicht

Ms Caroline Leicht

Research interests

  • Political communication
  • Elections and campaigns
  • US presidential elections

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Caroline Leicht is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Southampton. Her research focuses on the intersection of gender, media and politics.

In her PhD project, Caroline examines the role of gender in representations of presidential candidates in political satire. Using a mixed methods approach, this project explores gender role congruity, gendered framing, and gendered themes in political satire and news coverage of candidates in the 2016 and 2020 US Presidential Elections.

Caroline served as the Communications Officer of the Political Studies Association Early Career Network from April 2022 until April 2024.