How Diverse are APSA’s Organized Sections, and How are They Diverse?

This chart analyzes APSA membership data on representation of women and of people of color in APSA’s organized sections.

We compare the diversity of organized sections and the representation of women within those organized sections as compared to the APSA membership average for gender (~36%).

In more diverse sections, where people of color are more likely to be section members, members are also more likely to be women. The most diverse sections, Section 33. Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, and Section 43. Migration and Citizenship, also have ~15% and ~23% more women than the APSA membership average of women (~36%).

In less diverse sections, where people of color are less likely to be section members, members are also less likely to be women. In the least diverse sections, Section 47. American Political Thought, and Section 5. Political Organization and Parties, and Section 3. Legislative Studies, women are ~11%, >7%, and >12% less likely to be members, well below the APSA membership average for women overall.

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