The University of Iowa

In the news: Kelly Kadera and Sara Mitchell are helping female political scientists close the gender gap

October 2nd, 2020

Thanks to funding from the American Political Science Association (APSA)—and the vision and persistence of two Department of Political Science faculty members—female graduate students in international relations from around the country will travel to the University of Iowa campus in 2021 to share their scholarly research, network with their peers, and find support from women mentors in the discipline.

Kelly Kadera, associate professor of political science, and Sara Mitchell, F. Wendell Miller Professor of Political Science, received a $20,000 grant from the APSA's Special Projects Fund supporting the multi-day 2021 "Journeys in World Politics" workshop. Kadera and Mitchell first organized and hosted the workshop in 2004, and the 2021 gathering will be the 13th in the series. The workshop grew out of a 2004 APSA workshop on women's advancement in political science, and has garnered National Science Foundation funding in the past. See participants and programming from the 2018 Journeys in World Politics workshop.