Professor Pruitt Comments on Presidential Race for U.S. News & World Report
Professor Lisa R. Pruitt commented for U.S. News & World Report on the presidential race and why Republican Donald Trump has more successfully connected with poor, rural voters than his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Although Clinton spent more than a decade in Arkansas and has a history of working to improve rural education, she "is who she has become," Pruitt said, and is perceived as an elite politician. "And I think it's very, very hard for rural voters to relate to that."
Lisa R. Pruitt, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, is a scholar whose recent work explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race, and ethnicity. Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts.