Academic Career Development
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What can PhD students and recent graduates do to secure academic positions, either in research or university settings? What sorts of publishing goals should they aim for? How should they use (or not use) social media platforms, conferences, networking opportunities and the like to build a profile that will get them the job that they want? How can they assess the availability of opportunities and figure out a good match for their skills and abilities? What challenges do women face on the job market, and what kinds of strategies might help them? This panel of leading scholars will offer tips on how best to navigate the treacherous waters of post-PhD life.
Cameron G. Thies - Professor and Director, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University
Cameron conducts research in the areas of state building in the developing world, interstate and civil conflict, international trade, and international relations theory. He has published in journal outlets such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, the European Journal of International Relations, and Comparative Political Studies, among others. He is the former founding co-Editor-in-Chief of Political Science Research and Methods, and currently Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy Analysis. He recently completed a term as Vice-President of the International Studies Association and was awarded its Ladd Hollist Service Award in 2013 and the Foreign Policy Analysis Distinguished Scholar Award in 2016.
Kelly M. Kadera – Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Iowa
Kelly earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1995. Her research often uses dynamic models to understand international conflict processes. She has published on topics such as war contagion, power relationships, global democratic peace, democratic survival, gender and violence, and gender in the academy. She has won the Best Book in Conflict Processes Award from the American Political Science Association and the Susan Northcutt Award from the International Studies Association. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Interactions, and International Studies Perspectives. She is currently an editor of the International Studies Review.
Laura Sjoberg - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida
Laura’s research interests are in the area of gender-based and feminist approaches to the study of international relations generally, and international security specifically. Her research has addressed gender and just war theory, women’s violence in global politics, and feminist interpretations of the theory and practice of security policy. Her work has also recently been published in International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, International Politics, International Relations, Politics and Gender, and International Political Sociology, among other places. She is currently an editor of the International Studies Review and International Feminist Journal of Politics.
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The workshop is organized by the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations, in the “Workshops on Academic Practice” series, co-hosted by the Political Economy Research Group (PERG).