Social Sciences / Education

Study: Editors of major political science journals demonstrate no systematic bias against female authors

Study says editors of major political science journals demonstrate no systematic bias against female authors. Yet women authors remain underrepresented in the field. Why?

Political science group finds significant minority of members have experienced harassment at annual meeting

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“Sizable minority” of women have experienced inappropriate treatment at annual political science event, association survey finds.

At Middle East studies conference, panelists consider how Israeli-Palestinian conflict plays out in classroom

At Middle East Studies Association conference, scholars take on thorny questions related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in their teaching.

Political scientists see the discipline's historical division across four subareas as hindering their ability to understand Trump's America

Political scientists see the discipline’s historical division across four subareas as hindering their collective ability to understand Trump’s America -- and its future.

Mass shooting in Las Vegas leads to renewed calls to lift limits on studying gun violence

Mass shooting in Las Vegas is latest incident to raise question of why federal agencies avoid studies that might illuminate policy.

Montclair State removes courses from adjunct whose tweet became controversial

Montclair State strips adjunct of courses amid controversy over tweet wishing someone would shoot Trump. Trinity of Connecticut details students and gifts lost amid furor over professor's hashtag.

Cal State Fullerton reinstates lecturer after arbitrator finds no evidence for most charges against him

Cal State Fullerton reinstates part-time professor after arbitrator finds no evidence that he attempted to hit a student at a pro-Trump event, as was alleged when he was fired by the university.

Trinity of Connecticut clears Johnny Williams of wrongdoing, but he remains on leave -- now voluntary

Trinity of Connecticut clears Johnny Williams of wrongdoing, but he remains on leave -- now voluntary -- as his supporters say college needs to apologize for criticizing him over use of racially charged hashtag.

AAUP: Spalding U fired tenured professor for asking why it hadn't notified minority professors of possible threat from armed student

At Spalding U, a white faculty member complained that nonwhite colleagues were left out of warnings that they could have been in danger. AAUP objects to the university's response: firing the professor who complained.

Communication professor establishes rules with his students on talking about Trump in class

Communication professor establishes ground rules for political conversations with his students in class. Could they be useful to other academics struggling with how to encourage productive conversations about the president, while not losing control of the syllabus?

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