Journeys in World Politics 2011 Workshop

University of Iowa, November 17-19

Flyer for 2011 Workshop

Schedule for 2011 Workshop

We are extremely grateful to our program assistant, Erin Olsen, and the staff in the Political Science Department at the University of Iowa for their assistance including Karen Stewart and Lucie Gallo.

Senior Mentors

  • Caroline Hartzell, Gettysburg College
  • Valerie Hudson, Brigham Young University
  • Kelly Kadera, University of Iowa
  • Sara Mitchell, University of Iowa
  • Workshop Participants

    Emily Barrett, University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign, "The Effects of Tangibility and Intangibility on Conflicts and Settlements"

    Katrina Browne, Cornell University, "The War Crimes Paradox: The Effect of Criminalizing State Behavior in Signaling Resolve of War"

    Courtney Burns, University of Missouri, "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus? Foreign Policy Decisions and the Gender Gap"

    Olga Chyzh, University of Iowa, "Trusting a Dictator: The Effects of Institutional Variation among Autocracies on Signing and Complying with International Treaties"

    Kerry Crawford, George Washington University, "Learning to Listen and Listening to Learn"

    Andrea Everett, Princeton University, "What Motivates Peace Operations in Complex Emergencies? Explaining Contributions by Highly Capable Democracies"

    Faten Ghosn, University of Arizona, "Are Needs Negotiable? The Role of Participation, Security and Recognition in Keeping the Peace after Civil Wars End"

    Kelly Gleason, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, "Building Out of the ‘Conflict Trap’: The Role of Legal Institutions and the Prevention of Civil War Recurrence"

    Taylor Jacoby, Brigham Young University, "The Ghosts of Violence Past: The Impact of Sexual Violence on Social Capital in Post-Conflict Uganda"

    Abigail Ruane, University of Southern California’s School of International Relations, "Telling a Collaborative Story: Searching for a “Common Good” with Inclusive Roots, not just Inclusive Borders"

    Felicity Vabulas, University of Chicago, "Why do IGOs Grant Formal Access to NGOs? An Exploration of State Motivations in the ECOSOC NGO Committee"

    Leah C. Wells Windsor, University of Mississippi, "The Political Consequences of Climatic Natural Disasters"

    Amy Yuen, Middlebury College, "Consent and Compliance"

    Other University of Iowa Participants

    Erin Olsen, Program Assistant

    Brian Lai

    Vanessa Lefler

    Erica Townsend-Bell


    Career/Gender Discussion #1: Introduction to Gender Issues in Academia (Moderators: Kelly Kadera and Sara Mitchell)
  • Monroe, Kristen Renwick, Saba Ozyurt, Ted Wrigley, and Amy Alexander. 2008. “Gender Equality in Academia: Bad News from the Trenches and Some Possible Solutions.” Perspectives on Politics 6(2): 215-233.
  • Monroe, Kristen Renwick and William F. Chiu. 2010. “Gender Equality in the Academy: The Pipeline Problem.” PS: Political Science and Politics 43(2): 303-308.
  • Babcock, Linda and Sara Laschever. 2003. Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide. Princeton University Press. Pages 1-61.
  • Blau, Francine, Rachel Croson, Janet Currie, and Donna K. Ginther. 2010. "Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors? Interim Results from a Randomized Trial.” American Economic Review 100(May): 348-352.
  • Career/Gender Discussion #2: Publishing & Tenure (Moderators: Sara Mitchell & Caroline Hartzell)
  • Breuning, Marijke and Kathryn Sanders. 2007. “Gender and Journal Authorship in Eight Prestigious Political Science Journals.” PS: Political Science and Politics 40(2): 347-351.
  • Rothgeb, John M., Jr. and Betsy Burger. 2009. “Tenure Standards in Political Science Departments: Results from a Survey of Department Chairs.” PS: Political Science and Politics 42(3): 513-519.
  • Evans, Heather K. and A. Moulder. 2011. “Reflecting on a Decade of Women’s Publications in Four Top Political Science Journals.” PS: Political Science and Politics 793-798.
  • Notes from Webinar on tenure files, organized by the Women in Conflict Studies group.
  • Career/Gender Discussion #3: Reaction and Proaction: Gender in the Classroom (Moderators: Kelly Kadera & Valerie Hudson)
  • Trix, Frances and Carolyn Psenka. 2003. “Exploring the Color of Glass: Letters of Recommendation for Female and Male Medical Faculty.” Discourse & Society 14(2): 191-220.
  • Dion, Michelle. 2008. “All-Knowing or All-Nurturing? Student Expectations, Gender Roles, and Practical Suggestions for Women in the Classroom” PS: Political Science and Politics 41(4): 853-856.
  • Career/Gender Discussion #4: What do Women Uniquely Bring to the Study of International Relations? (Moderators: Caroline Hartzell & Valerie Hudson)
  • Hudson, Valerie M. 2011. “Why the Academy Needs Female Political Scientists: Examples from International Relations.” Paper presented at the APSA conference.
  • Stegmaier, Mary, Barbara Palmer, and Laura van Assendelft. 2011. “Getting on the Board: The Presence of Women in Political Science Journal Editorial Positions. PS: Political Science and Politics 799-804.