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Women in Political Science

WIPS (Women in Political Science) is an informal association that provides women graduate students with information, support, mentorship, and advocacy. Graduate students get the opportunity to
connect with women political scientists within the department and across the University of Kentucky’s campus. Women graduate students also have substantial opportunities to engage with visiting scholars. The WIPS initiative represents one aspect of the graduate committee’s commitment to addressing issues related to gender diversity in the department.

Useful Links

In addition to professional and social functions at UK, WIPS encourages female graduate students to make connections in the discipline more broadly.  See below for excellent ways to get involved.

MPSA Women’s Caucus

APSA Women’s Caucus

APSA Graduate Student mentoring program

ISA Women’s Caucus

Women in Conflict Studies (WICS). Great networking for women in IR/CP whose work emphasizes conflict. WICS sponsors the Journeys in World Politics conference

Visions in Methodology (VIM) offers a mentor program and an annual conference for women who work with quantitative methodology.

For more information or questions regarding WIPS, please contact Professor Emily Beaulieu (