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Courtesy of Diana B. Carlin

Diana B. Carlin is professor emerita of communication at Saint Louis University and is a founding member of the First Ladies Association for Research and Education. She has taught courses on and written about first ladies for thirty years. Her recent publications include U.S. First Ladies: Making History and Leaving Legacies with Anita B. McBride and Nancy Kegan Smith published in August 2023 and forthcoming fall 2023 Remember the First Ladies. She has authored book chapters on Martha Washington, Julia Grant, Lady Bird Johnson, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama. Her research and writing also covers women in politics, presidential communication, and political debates.