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About psawomenpolitics

The UK Political Studies Association Women and Politics Specialist Group. Resource for researchers working on women and/or gender and for women in the PSA. The 2014 Specialist Group of the Year.

PSA Annual Conference 2017

For those coming to the PSA Annual Conference in Glasgow next week, there are a number of PSA Women and Politics panels and other sessions on women, gender and politics that you may be interested in attending. We also hope that you can make … Continue reading

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Women: Mostly Missing from Introductory Political Science Texts

In a guest post for the PSA Women and Politics Blog, Amy Atchison (Valparaiso University) asks the crucial question of ‘where are the women’ in political science textbooks. Her research finds that gendered content in introductory political science texts is scarce … Continue reading

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Diversity in academia: It takes raindrops to make a river

Jessica Smith (Birkbeck), Communications Officer for the PSA Early Career Network, reflects on the ECN’s recent workshop on ‘Demystifying and Navigating Early Career Academia’, held at the University of Manchester on 3 February 2017.  In February, the Political Studies Association’s Early Career … Continue reading

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AN UNLIKELY ADMIRER – AND ALLY – OF THE GOOD PARLIAMENT: RICHARD LITTLEJOHN

By Sarah Childs I am the unnamed woman he couldn’t ‘make up’; I am the author of The Good Parliament Report; and my name is Sarah Childs. I am Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol, not ‘gender … Continue reading

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Diversity, Inclusion, and Doctoral Study: Challenges Facing Minority PhD students in the United Kingdom

By Kate Mattocks (Liverpool Hope University) & Shardia Briscoe-Palmer (University of Birmingham) “I would like to stay in academia; however the future is very bleak for black female academics within political science. I would have to break that glass ceiling … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Women in Society Conference

Women in Society from Historical Perspective: The Origins and Developments of Women’s Political, Social and Economic Engagement  Mini Conference prior to Annual Meeting of Council of European Studies University of Glasgow July 11, 2017 A one-day conference for scholars with projects … Continue reading

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Demystifying and Navigating Early Career Academia

The PSA Early Career Network is holding a day’s conference in Manchester on Demystifying and Navigating Early Career Academia. It is a day of workshops and panels aimed at lifting the lid on academic processes – including advice on CVs … Continue reading

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