Women and Politics Research

Women and Politics Research (Section 16)

Founded in 1986, the purpose of the Women and Politics Research (Section 16) is to foster the study of women and politics within the discipline of political science.

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The Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association actively seeks applications for a new Politics & Gender editorial team. Politics & Gender, published by Cambridge University Press, was founded by the APSA Women and Politics Research Section in 2004 and published its first issue in March 2005. The journal has established a strong reputation as an agenda-setting outlet that publishes the highest quality scholarship on gender and/or women and politics. As of July 2018, the journal was ranked 7th of 42 Women’s Studies journals, 59th of 169 Political Science journals, and has a five-year impact factor of 2.17 (with a 2017 impact factor of 1.64). On June 30, 2019, Mary Caputi will complete her term as editor of Politics & Gender. The Section seeks a new editorial team, with preference given to a team led by two (or possibly more) faculty members with combined expertise in the research area of gender, women, and politics. Prospective editors should hold tenured positions at a college or university anywhere in the world. The term of the editors will be three years, with the possibility of an extension by the Section for one to three more years.  Full details here:  Politics & Gender Call for Editors 2019.