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Where are the women?—Academic conferences

I recently presented at a political science conference in the UK where I was one of 5 women presenting, as opposed to 25 men. Notably, only one of the women was an academic; the rest of us were PhD students. Giving my presentation felt oddly like talking to a wall of men who are senior […]

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Why have an academic website?

I recently read a Tweet by an academic who explained the difficulty he had in gaining name recognition and citations because he had a non-Western name, and people (a) couldn’t remember it, and (b) didn’t connect the face they met at conferences with the person who’d produced the research. This is a problem, because if […]