Message from the President

Previous WCPS Presidents

The WCPS is recording some of its institutional history.  If you can add information to this list of previous presidents, or make any corrections, please contact Denise Walsh: denise@virginia.edu Brigid Harrison (2010-2011) Candice Ortbals (2011-2012) Tracy Osborn (2012-2013) Jeanette Morehouse Mendez (2013-2014)   Peggy Conway Karen O’Connor Judith Baer Judith Stiehm Laura Wolliver Jane Mansbridge… Continue reading Previous WCPS Presidents

Message from the President

Women Political Scientists as Candidates

Help the WCPS recognize women political scientists who have run for office. If you have corrections or additions to make to the list below, please contact Denise Walsh (denise@virginia.edu). Regina Bateson, currently running for Congress, in California’s 4th District Franke Wilmer,  Montana State, served in the Montana House from 2007-2013 Jennifer Lawless, ran for Democratic… Continue reading Women Political Scientists as Candidates

Membership updates · Message from the President

Call for Papers — Okin-Young Award

The Okin-Young Award is co-sponsored by Women and Politics, Foundations of Political Theory, and the Women’s Caucus for Political Science. This award commemorates the scholarly, mentoring, and professional contributions of Susan Moller Okin and Iris Marion Young to the development of the field of feminist political theory. This annual award recognizes the best paper on feminist… Continue reading Call for Papers — Okin-Young Award

Women in academia

Students Give Women Professors Worse Evaluations

  At the end of every semester, students often fill out evaluations rating their teachers. It’s a report card of sorts, a way for instructors to know if they can improve the way they taught a subject matter or were particularly helpful in explaining a tough concept. But it’s likely not the fairest way to… Continue reading Students Give Women Professors Worse Evaluations

Hiring practices

Gender disparity in hiring at Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter (yes, what a shocker)

A piece from the New Yorker written back around Thanksgiving highlights the gender disparity in hiring among large tech/computer companies…. This quote sums up the issue nicely: “Now that tech companies have evolved into consumer-electronics and social-media giants, their customers come from every demographic group imaginable. It’s time their workers did, too.” Article here: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/valley-boys

Gender gap

Controversial NYT article — “Academic Science Isn’t Sexist”

If you haven’t already seen it… http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/opinion/sunday/academic-science-isnt-sexist.html?_r=1 This certainly offers a different perspective on the question of female success/the glass ceiling in academia. There is some good news here but the question of “professional climate” which they describe as “largely anecdotal” may be less amenable to their methodology–job satisfaction–than they suggest. The authors do analyze reporting of… Continue reading Controversial NYT article — “Academic Science Isn’t Sexist”