The committee on the status of women in the profession monitors the status of women in the profession at all levels, including faculty members and graduate students. It reports to the membership periodically on its findings, works to advance research on women as well as on issues of particular concern to women, and works closely with other groups like the women's caucus for political science to share information and ideas and to ensure fair and equal treatment of women throughout the profession.
- 2004 report: Remembering the "Life" in Academic Life: Finding a Balance Between Work and Personal Responsibilities in the Academy
- 2001 report: The Status of Women in Political Science: Female Participation in the Professoriate and the Study of Women and Politics in the Discipline.
- Women's Caucus for Political Science
- APSA Organized Section on Women and Politics Research
- APSA Mentoring Program
- Women Voters and the Gender Gap (online APSA press resource)
- Summary of 2005 APSA Workshop on Women in the Profession
For more information about the committee and its work, contact APSA at [email protected] or 202-483-2512.
Term expiring August 31, 2015
- Laurel Elder, Hartwick College
- Lilian A. Barria, Eastern Illinois University
Term expiring August 31, 2016
- Stefanie Chambers, Trinity College
- Leela Fernandes, University of Michigan
Term expiring September 4, 2017
- Nadia Brown, Purdue University
- Frances Rosenbluth, Yale University (Chair)