The Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics is an organization designed to complement existing professional political science organizations by serving as a vehicle for promoting research on Black women in politics in the United States and across the globe. In addition, the ASBWP, while cognizant of the challenges people of color, women and other women of color face, recognizes the specific issues and concerns that are unique to African American women in the academy in general and within the political science profession in particular. As such, the ASBWP is also committed to recruiting and mentoring women of African descent in academia. Membership is open to all political scientists, other scholars, and members of the non-academic community.
Co-Founder: Dr. Rose M. Harris, Nicholls State University
Co-Founder: Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd, Virginia Tech Institute