Want to promote diversity and inclusion in political science? Sign up for the APSA 2018 Hackathon! Co-chaired by Mala Htun (UNM) and Alvin Tillery (Northwestern), hackathon participants will build partnerships to address key challenges facing the profession. Hackathons are events where communities ofscholars, activists, programmers, and others come together to exchange ideas and work collaboratively to brainstorm and develop solutions to a common problem.
Join a Team or Propose a New Team
Join a team now! Teams will focus on a variety of issues and deploy different strategies and tools. So far we have teams organized around the following topics (among others): using genomics to teach about race, improving departmental climates for graduate students, developing institutions to encourage sexual misconduct reporting, strategies to recruit and retain a diverse faculty, and many more!
Hackathon Scholarships Available
We have hackathon scholarships available for contingent and community college faculty, graduate students, and international scholars!
About the Hackathon
The APSA Diversity and Inclusion Hackathon will take place at the APSA Annual Meeting on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, including food, prizes, and a reception. Exact room location TBA.
The hackathon is sponsored by the American Political Science Association, National Science Foundation, MIT Political Science, 23andme, Women’s Caucus for Political Science, Center for Diversity and Democracy at Northwestern, Society for Political Methodology, Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession, and MIT Media Lab.