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Women in International Relations

Published on Mar 1, 2008in Politics & Gender0.779
· DOI :10.1017/S1743923X08000068
Daniel Maliniak9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UCSD: University of California, San Diego),
Amy Oakes5
Estimated H-index: 5
(W&M: College of William & Mary)
+ 1 AuthorsMichael J. Tierney16
Estimated H-index: 16
(W&M: College of William & Mary)
Abstract
Women now receive political science degrees in record numbers, but female representation among political science faculty still lags behind that of many other disciplines. Only 26% of the 13,000 political science professors in the United States today are women (Sedowski and Brintall 2007). According to our recent survey of international relations faculty in the United States—the 2006 Teaching, Research, and International Politics (TRIP) Survey—women comprise an even smaller proportion of IR scholars: 77% of the IR faculty respondents are men, while only 23% are women. Even more than their counterparts in the wider field of political science, women in IR tend to be more junior and less likely to hold tenure than their male colleagues. Women comprise a minority at every level of the profession, but they are most scarce at the full professor level: Only 17% of political science professors and 14% of IR professors are women (Maliniak et al. 2007c; Sedowski and Brintall 2007).
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