PIs: Roselyn Hsueh, Associate Professor, Temple University; Nermin Allam, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University; Natasha Behl, Associate Professor, Arizona State University; Alexsia Chan, Assistant Professor, Hamilton College; Jaira Harrington, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois; Akasemi Newsome, Associate Director, Institute of European Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Erica Townsend-Bell, Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University; Robin Turner, Associate Professor, Butler University
Grant Amount and Grant Fund: $10,000, Second Century Fund
Project Abstract: “Study and Action Workshops: Women of Color in Comparative Politics Network” supports a transregional network of women of color, non-binary, and gender expansive scholars in the Comparative Politics subfield to gather in virtual workshops and panels and in-person; and to study, share, and develop strategies to confront the distinct intersectional and systemic challenges we face. Studies have documented individual and institutional discrimination faced by women of color (WOC) scholars in Political Science. WOC in the Comparative Politics (CP) subfield face further challenges at home and in the field. Ascriptions of foreigner status and neocolonialism faced at home and during international fieldwork to those of non-white and Global South ancestry, the misogynoir and erasure confronting Black women, and the disappearance of Indigenous women join with the more mundane experience of being the only one – in home departments, in graduate school, on conference panels, and even in Americanist dominant minority networks. Those based in the Global South are further professionally marginalized and face distinct institutional challenges. The network of WOC in CP includes/seeks scholars distributed across various ranks and in various academic positions at colleges and universities in North America, Europe, and the Global South.