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Just one in five readings assigned to political science graduate students is written by a woman, according to a new analysis of 840 syllabi and 65 reading lists published in The Journal of Politics and PS: Political Science & Politics. That's disproportionate to the rates at which women publish in the field and likely contributes to political science's gender citation gap, the authors say. Senior author Heidi Hardt, an associate professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, in a statement also said that when women "don't appear much in syllabi or reading lists, students may receive the incorrect signal that women do not belong in academia. Implicit signals can add up -- affecting the leaky pipeline, where women are leaving academia at higher rates than men."