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  • Abstract This forum examines whether scholars’ access to networks in the international studies profession is gendered and if so, the consequences of those networks for personal and professional success. Academic networks that encompass both professional and personal connections have been proposed as one solution to chilly climate issues because they provide a dual function of enhancing scholarly productivity and inclusion in the profession. The articles in the forum consider both professional (e.g., citation) and personal (e.g., mentorship, friendship) networks, as well as traditional (e.g., invited talks) and nontraditional (e.g., social media) networks. The authors show that biases that arise through the gendered nature of academic networks can be mitigated through social media, mentoring, and friendship networks. However, we must also be cognizant of other factors that create barriers for women in the profession (e.g., university prestige, parenthood, COVID-19).


  • Scalera Elliott, Jamie
  • Mitchell, Sara McLaughlin
  • Dion, Michelle Lynn
  • Vargas, Thomas R
  • Krupnikov, Yanna
  • Milita, Kerri
  • Barry Ryan, John
  • Smith, Victoria
  • Style, Hillary
  • Crawford, Kerry F
  • Windsor, Leah C
  • Fattore, Christina
  • Breuning, Marijke
  • Ramos, Jennifer

publication date

  • April 25, 2023