Call for Papers

Call for Participation: Visions in Methodology workshop for women faculty working in political methodology. Closing date: Dec. 15

The Visions in Methodology (VIM) workshop 2014  
Faculty of Social Science, McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, CANADA
May 20-22, 2014
Closing date: December 15, 2013.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and McMaster University Faculty of Social Science

The Visions in Methodology (VIM) workshop brings together junior and senior women faculty working in political methodology.

The workshop at McMaster University is part of a broader effort to support women in the field of political methodology. In addition to providing a forum to share scholarly work, VIM connects women in a field where they are under-represented.

The two and a half day experience is highlighted by:

– Scholarly research presentations
– Feedback on research from conference participants
– Sessions on career and gender topics
– Oral autobiographies by senior scholars

Participants will arrive by 5pm, May 20 and depart the morning of May 23.

Application Information: Women faculty at all ranks are encouraged to apply, though preference will be given to those at earlier stages of their careers or those for whom this would who be their first or second VIM meeting. To apply, send a curriculum vitae and a title and abstract (100-150 words) for the research presentation to Priority consideration will be given to those applications received by November 15, 2013, though the final closing date will be December 15, 2013.

Program Co-Chairs: Michelle Dion (McMaster) and Laura Stephenson (Western Ontario)
Program Committee: Jan Box-Steffensmeier (Ohio State), Sara McLaughlin Mitchell (Iowa), Megan Shannon (Florida State), and Caroline Tolbert (Iowa)

VIM began as an implementation of recommendations from a National Academy of Sciences report, the APSA Workshop on the Advancement of Women in Academic Political Science, and the 2006 Political Methodology Long Range Strategic Planning Committee Report. VIM provides opportunities for networking, mentoring, and scholarly progress for women in the political methodology community.

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