Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Discipline: Shared Commitments, Institutional Challenges
Attend a special series of theme panels on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Discipline: Shared Commitments, Institutional Challenges” to address the central challenges to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within in the discipline. The day will combine sessions focused on practical strategies and tactics as well as those engaging in broader questions and diverse perspectives regarding these challenges. The series is open to all.
All panels will take place Friday August 30, 2019.
Marriott, Salon 1
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
The APSA Diversity and Inclusion Hackathon of 2018 engaged more than 200 scholars from a range of backgrounds, social identities, institutions, ranks, and beliefs in the generation of new norms, programmatic ideas, and plans for the profession. On this roundtable, representatives from hackathon teams will discuss the products generated at the hackathon, their impact on diversity and inclusion, and how to move forward.
((Presenter) Mala Htun, University of New Mexico; (Presenter) Kathleen Thelen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; (Presenter) Alvin B. Tillery, Northwestern University; (Presenter) Michael Chwe, UCLA; (Presenter) Christina M. Greer, Fordham University; (Presenter) Sherri L. Wallace, University of Louisville; (Presenter) Yusaku Horiuchi, Dartmouth College; (Presenter) Leah R Rosenzweig, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; (Presenter) Veronica Czastkiewicz, University of Colorado Colorado Springs; (Presenter) Yang-Yang Zhou, Princeton University; (Presenter) Jenna Bednar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; (Presenter) Suzanna Linn, Pennsylvania State University
Marriott, Salon 1
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
This panel will focus on the challenges of recruiting and retaining faculty of color, and offer strategies that can be employed at the department level, the college level, and the institutional level to address this. Presenters will discuss best practices in hiring, ways to create a campus climate that welcomes faculty of color, and identify specific institutional changes college leaders may make to promote equity and inclusion among faculty.
(Chair) James Lai, Santa Clara University; (Presenter) Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Purdue University; (Presenter) Wendy G. Smooth, The Ohio State University; (Presenter) Wendy Wong, University of Toronto; (Presenter) Luis Ricardo Fraga, University of Notre Dame; (Presenter) Mala Htun, University of New Mexico
Marriott, Salon 1
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
We know a great deal about the implicit bias, exclusion, harassment, and unwelcoming climates that contribute to leaky pipelines and unequal conditions for women (and minorities) in the profession. We know less about which strategies are most effective to tackle these problems. Participants at this roundtable will present, analyze, and evaluate different interventions that universities and other organizations have adopted to promote diversity and inclusion, as well as advance women’s status, in political science and other disciplines. Co-sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession
(Chair) Dara Strolovitch , Princeton University; (Presenter) Nadia E. Brown, Purdue University; (Presenter) Michael Chwe, UCLA; (Presenter) Michelle L. Dion, McMaster University; (Presenter) Kathleen Cunningham, University of Maryland, College Park; (Presenter) Yanna Krupnikov, Stony Brook University
Marriott, Salon 1
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This panel deals with the interplay between identity, methodology, areas of study and status within the discipline.
These issues are explored in relation to various markers of achievement in the profession ranging from journal rankings, citations counts, disciplinary awards, and recognition of scholarly contributions. Presenters will offer insights into the ways in which organizational hierarchies operate in relation to social identity and as well as the consequences for graduate student training, hiring, publication, tenure and promotion, and other professional pursuits.
(Chair) Jessica Blatt, Marymount Manhattan College; (Presenter) Lisa Garcia Bedolla, University of California, Berkeley; (Presenter) Jane Y. Junn, University of Southern California; (Presenter) Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, University of North Carolina Charlotte; (Presenter) Christian Davenport, University of Michigan; (Presenter) Taeku Lee, University of California, Berkeley
Marriott, Salon 3
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This will bring together past, present, and future APSA presidents to discuss where the field stands, the challenges ahead, and new direction the institution can take to advance equity and inclusion.
(Chair) Amel F. Ahmed, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; (Chair) Christopher S. Parker, University of Washington; (Presenter) Dianne M. Pinderhughes, University of Notre Dame; (Presenter) Rodney E. Hero, Arizona State University; (Presenter) Kathleen Thelen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; (Presenter) Rogers M. Smith, University of Pennsylvania; (Presenter) Paula D. McClain, Duke University