Professor Joyce Kaufman To Chair ISA Status of Women Committee

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Joyce P. Kaufman, professor of political science and director of the Whittier Scholars Program, has been appointed chair of the newly-formed committee on the Status of Women for the International Studies Association (ISA). Founded in 1959, ISA is the major professional organization in the field of international studies and international relations. As a long time member of ISA, Kaufman hopes to establish procedures to regularly assess the status of women in the field. "In so doing, I hope that ISA can get a better sense as to how women are faring in the generally male-dominated field of international relations."