Resources on Systemic Racism and Social Justice (New)
Political scientists have long examined the linkages between race, power, governance, social injustice and oppression. This scholarship has made an invaluable contribution to our discipline and to public discourse. It has illuminated the sources and structures of systemic racism, pervasive inequality and human rights abuses in the United States, as well as the resulting social, political, and public policy consequences.
This resource project acknowledges the issues and debates that have re-surfaced into the public discourse as a result of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of police, and the resulting protests and civil debates about social justice, race, systemic racism and public policy. With the understanding that these social, political, and economic themes predate the events and protests in Minneapolis, MN and the protests around globe.
Goals of this resource:
- Highlight the range of scholarly expertise and contributions of political scientists whose research and public engagement addresses these important topics,
- Identify a diverse array of political science resources that can be brought to bear to assist students and faculty in the classroom and the public to better understand and dialogue about these issues in a constructive way.
- Acknowledge and appreciate that these themes are core and essential to the study of political science.
Data Dashboard (New)
The APSA Research and Development team, in consultation with the APSA Diversity and Inclusion Programs team, has built a new data dashboard (or interactive data visualization) featuring APSA’s membership and organized section data. The APSA Status Committees and other APSA members provided feedback along the way.
Purpose: The data dashboard data will assist in the important work of learning more about APSA members and their interests. Secondly, the data will help APSA staff, the council, and the status committees identify and keep track of key trends in the profession, with regard to demographics, field of study, and organized section membership in order to meet our strategic goals. Additionally, members and member departments can use the data for reports to support projects at their home institutions, including establishing baseline information to support diversity recruitment, hiring, and retention efforts, and curriculum and departmental assessment. Finally, In addition to providing important demographic (race, ethnicity, and gender) and field of study data of APSA’s membership and organized sections, this data is a fulfillment of one of the key recommendations of the APSA Task Force on Political Science in the 21st Century Report, found here: http://www.apsanet.org/diversityresources.
Also on Data in the Profession page: jobs and departmental survey data, as well as data as external data on degree attainment and enrollment.