Women in Political Science

WIPS (Women in Political Science) is an informal association that provides female graduate students
with information, support, mentorship, and advocacy. Graduate students get the opportunity to
connect with female political scientists within the department and across the University of Kentucky’s
campus. The WIPS initiative represents one aspect of the graduate committee’s commitment to
addressing issues related to gender diversity in the department. See this year's report on the Status of the Graudate Program for recent trends in our department's gender diversity.

Events Calendar
Check here for previous and upcoming WIPS events.

              Fall 2013

September 27th, 2pm, POT 18th Floor: WiPS Speaker Series, Jasmine Farrier (University of Louisville). Research talk titled "Constitutional Dysfunction on Trial: Can Courts Save Congress from the President (and Itself)?"

October 11th, 12pm, Student Center 211: WiPS Speaker Series, Sara Mitchell (University of Iowa). Research talk titled "Cross-Border Troubles? Interstate River Conflicts and Intrastate Violence"

November 1st, 2pm, CB Room 204: WiPS Speaker Series, Dina Badie (Centre College). Research talk titled “Petro Patron: Rentier States and Security in the Persian Gulf”


Spring 2014

January 24th, 1pm, POT 18th floor: WiPS Speaker Series, Laura Jenkins (University of Cincinatti). Research talk titled "Gender and Islamophobia in the era of cyber-panic"

February 6th, 4pm, Location National Boulangerie: WiPS Members Meeting

Links to Suggested Readings: 

March 13th, 4pm, Jefferson Davis Inn: WiPS Members Meeting

March 28th, 1pm, Whitehall CB 201: WiPS Speaker Series, Jana Morgan (University of Tennessee). Research talk titled "Patterns of Inequality and Support for Redistribution in Latin America."

April 10th, 4pm, Arboretum: WiPS Members Meeting

April 25th, 1pm, Whitehall CB 233: WiPS Speaker Series, Rina Williams (University of Cincinatti). Research talk titled "Vote, Pray, and Write: (Researching) Women and Religious Politics in India."

Useful Links
In addition to professional and social functions at UK, WIPS encourages female graduate students to
make connections in the discipline more broadly.

MPSA Women’s Caucus (Newsletter)
Free membership for graduate students. Travel grants for MPSA Annual Conference

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 (emily.beaulieu@uky.edu)

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