A Faculty Fellow at BGSU’s Institute for the Study of Culture and Society, Dr. Melissa Miller’s research explores the unique challenges faced by mothers of young children on the campaign trail using the 2018 election as a case study.  A record number of women ran for elective office, and a record number won. Some of the most interesting campaigns were run by mothers of young children who emphasized their role as mothers on the campaign trail in ways never seen before. Through on-the-ground campaign observation, in-depth interviews, and analysis of campaign advertising, “Moms on the Run” exposes the breakthroughs made by “moms” on the campaign trail and the barriers they nevertheless encountered.