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Welcome to the Nerdland Scholar Challenge.
Photo by: Heidi Gutman/msnbc
Photo by: Heidi Gutman/msnbc

Congratulations! You are now officially signed up for the Nerdland Scholar Challenge: The Mother of All Politics. Your challenge begins on Monday, March 17. And get ready—we have some amazing things in store for you during this unique experience!

You should also know you're not in this alone. You're taking this challenge with hundreds of other Nerds, and along the way you'll have lots of opportunities to engage with one another. Get started by joining the Nerdland Scholar Challenge group on

A challenge is always more fun with a little competition. Share with your friends and ask them to sign up, too.

Here's a sneak peek of what’s on the syllabus:

  • How women have strategically used motherhood as a means of advancing their political inclusion – and how it has been used, at times, to deny them a seat at the table
  • Whether or not the prospect of future children impacts women’s decision to run for office
  • How the intersection of gender and race has shaped women’s experiences with motherhood and citizenship

See you on March 17th!