Broadcasting from the bowels of disorder, The Dissonance of Things is a new monthly podcast bringing you interviews, discussions and programmes on international relations, political theory, radical and subaltern politics, cultural analysis, and the academy (ivory and otherwise). Casts will be collected for your convenience in a dedicated page (see the menu bar above), or under this category.
In this inaugural cast, Meera, Nivi, Pablo and Maia Pal (who you may remember from this guest post) join host Kerem to discuss sexism in academia – from the everyday to the institutional – and what can be done about it. Building on a number of disciplinary and extra-disciplinary interventions (from the ‘everyday sexism’ panel at ISA 2015 to the global surge of interest in our colleague Saara Särmä’s ‘All Male Panels’ tumblr), we hope this forms part of the ongoing discussion on sexism in academia. So please do carry on the conversation in the comments section below. We promise to read below the line (offenders will be disemvowelled).
Further reading, including articles and websites mentioned in the cast:
- Everyday Power and Privilege in IR
- All Male Panels
- What Is It Like To Be A Woman in Philosophy
- Pluralist’s Guide to Philosophy: ‘Climate for Women’
- Sexual Harassment in Political Science and International Studies
- We Need to Talk About Sexism in Academia
- New Guidelines to Reduce Unconscious Hiring Bias
- Emma Foster et al. (2012) ‘The Personal is Not Political: At Least in the UK’s Top Politics and IR Departments’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 15 (4)
- Daniel Maliniak, Ryan Powers and Barbara F. Walter (2013) ‘The Gender Citation Gap in International Relations’, International Organization, 67 (4)
- Heather Savigny (2014) ‘Women, Know Your Limits: Cultural Sexism in Academia’, Gender and Education, 26 (7)
- Raluca Soreanu and David Hudson (2008) ‘Feminist Scholarship and the Politics of Disciplinary Emotion’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 37 (1)