Diverse Education: Research Focuses on Lack of Women Authors on Graduate Syllabi

Diverse Education: Research Focuses on Lack of Women Authors on Graduate Syllabi. “In a recent article published in The Journal of Politics, [Dr. Heidi] Hardt’s team reported the findings of their four-year research project. In what the researchers describe as the largest known study of Ph.D.-level assigned reading across a discipline, they analyzed 88,673 readings from 840 syllabi and 65 reading lists used in political science graduate courses….In addition to documenting the gender readings gap, the researchers have also made their Graduate Assignments DataSet (GRADS) publicly available as a free online database for researchers seeking to diversify syllabi or publications.”

Women Also Know Stuff: Making Voices Heard (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

New-to-me, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Women Also Know Stuff: Making Voices Heard. “The organization Women Also Know Stuff (WAKS) began last year as a nationwide effort to promote political scientists; the kind who just happen to be female. The group’s founders discovered an underrepresentation of women in political science panels (called ‘manels’ on the WAKS Twitter feed), syllabi, editorial boards, and the like. So they set about doing something about it: establishing a national online database of female political scientists, maintaining an active Twitter presence and moving the needle more toward female political science experts.”