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March 12th, 2019

Male authors outnumber their female counterparts on international relations course reading lists by more than five to one

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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March 12th, 2019

Male authors outnumber their female counterparts on international relations course reading lists by more than five to one

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Do scholars produce and reproduce a biased representation of the academy when compiling their taught course reading lists? Following a year-long mapping exercise of the university’s entire international relations curriculum by a group of PhD students at the LSE, Gustav Meibauer, Kiran Phull and Gokhan Ciflikli found that male authors continue to significantly outnumber their female counterparts, with little discernible progress over the last two decades.

Read more about their research via the link below, and access the study here.

This research is making a considerable impact – read what leading women in the field of IR, Anne Sisson Runyan and Zeynep Gülşah Çapan, have to say about it here.

Male authors outnumber their female counterparts on international relations course reading lists by more than five to one

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