Want to promote diversity and inclusion in political science? Sign up for the APSA 2018 Hackathon! We will build partnerships to address key challenges facing the profession.
Hackathons are events where communities of scholars, activists, programmers, and others come together to exchange ideas and work collaboratively to brainstorm and develop solutions to a common problem.
Join a team now! Teams will focus on a variety of issues and deploy different strategies and tools. So far we have teams organized around the following topics (among others): using genomics to teach about race, improving departmental climates for graduate students, developing institutions to encourage sexual misconduct reporting, strategies to recruit and retain a diverse faculty, and many more!
We have hackathon scholarships available for contingent and community college faculty, graduate students, and international scholars!
The APSA Diversity and Inclusion Hackathon will take place at the APSA Annual Meeting on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, including food, prizes, and a reception. Exact room location TBA.
The hackathon is sponsored by APSA, National Science Foundation, MIT Political Science, 23andme, Women’s Caucus for Political Science, Society for Political Methodology, Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, and MIT Media Lab.
#MeTooPoliSci: Addressing Gender Discrimination in Political Science
APSA Pre-Conference Short Course Hosted by WCPS
People of Color Also Know Stuff (inspired by Women Also Know Stuff!)
People of Color Also Know Stuff are excited to share the launch of their newly renovated website, mission statement, and POC Expert directory. They seek to promote and celebrate POC Experts, as well as foster community and mentoring for grad students and early-career scholars in Political Science.
WCPS Mansbridge Award Nominations
The WCPS is seeking nominations for the Mansbridge Award. The Caucus established the Mansbridge Award in 2015 to honor political scientist Jane Mansbridge, a past WCPS President, former APSA President and a tireless worker, dedicated to opening new opportunities for women. The Jane Mansbridge Award is given on special occasions to extraordinary individuals who perform service above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the WCPS and to advance opportunities for women in general. The 2016 recipients were Women Also Know Stuff (WAKS) and the many people who blew the whistle on sexual harassment in our profession. Recipients of the Mansbridge Award are chosen by the WCPS President, President elect, and past President.Send your nominations by August 1, 2017 to Denise Walsh: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants competition is now underway!
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CSWP Taskforce Report:
APSA 2017 Panel on “The Sexual Division of Labor in the Professor”
Okin-Young Award 2016 Winner:
Jakeet Singh, Illinois State University
Title: “Religious Agency and the Limits of Intersectionality.” Hypatia, Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 657-674, Fall 2015
CfP: Okin-Young Award, 2017
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 political theory published in an English language academic journal during the previous calendar year. Papers will be considered by self-nomination or nomination by other individuals. The award carries a cash award of $600. To be eligible, the article must have been published in 2016. The deadline for submissions will be February 15, 2017. To be considered for this award, one copy of the article should be sent to the Chair of the committee.
Kathy Ferguson (chair) email@example.com), University of Hawaii, for the Women’s Caucus in Political Science
Jennet Kirkpatricak (firstname.lastname@example.org), Arizona State University, for the Women and Politics Research Section
Sina Jo Kramer (email@example.com), Loyola Marymount University, for the Foundations of Political Theory