Women Also Know Stuff: Meta-Level Mentoring to Battle Gender Bias in Political Science

Emily Beaulieu, Amber E. Boydstun, Nadia E. Brown, Kim Yi Dionne, Andra Gillespie, Samara Klar, Yanna Krupnikov, Melissa R. Michelson, Kathleen Searles, Christina Wolbrecht

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Abstract

Women know stuff. Yet, all too often, they are underrepresented in political science meetings, syllabi, and editorial boards. To counter the implicit bias that leads to women's underrepresentation, to ensure that women's expertise is included and shared, and to improve the visibility of women in political science, in February 2016 we launched the Women Also Know Stuff initiative, which features a crowd-sourced website and an active Twitter feed. In this article, we share the origins of our project, the effect we are already having on media utilization of women experts, and plans for how to expand that success within the discipline of political science. We also share our personal reflections on the project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)779-783
Number of pages5
JournalPS - Political Science and Politics
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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  • Sociology and Political Science

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    Beaulieu, E., Boydstun, A. E., Brown, N. E., Dionne, K. Y., Gillespie, A., Klar, S., Krupnikov, Y., Michelson, M. R., Searles, K., & Wolbrecht, C. (2017). Women Also Know Stuff: Meta-Level Mentoring to Battle Gender Bias in Political Science. PS - Political Science and Politics, 50(3), 779-783. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096517000580