CWSP Roundtable at 2019 APSA Annual Meeting

Interventions to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession: What Works?

We know a great deal about the implicit bias, exclusion, harassment, and unwelcoming climates that contribute to leaky pipelines and unequal conditions for women and minorities in the profession. We know less about which strategies are most effective to tackle these problems. Participants at this roundtable will present, analyze, and evaluate different interventions that universities and other organizations have adopted to promote diversity and inclusion, as well as advance women’s status, in political science and other disciplines. Interventions may include, but are not limited to, the creation of diversity and inclusion committees within academic departments; the dissemination of guidelines, tip sheets, and protocols for supportive and model behavior on the part of men and other allies; the establishment of reporting systems for sexual and gender harassment; bystander intervention training; climate surveys; faculty search workshops; and mentoring programs, among others.



Nadia Brown, Purdue Univ.

Michael Chwe, UCLA

Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, Univ. of Maryland

Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Purdue Univ.

Wendy Wong, Univ. of Toronto


Chair: Mala Htun, Univ. of New Mexico