Committee on the Status of Women

Formed in 2007 in response to concerns raised by the membership of ISA , the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession is tasked to analyze ISA membership data, review the work of similar committees in other organizations, and provide recommendations to the Governing Council that will increase the status and visibility of women in international studies, broadly defined.


This committee is tasked with reviewing the status of women in the profession and making recommendations to the President of ISA and the Governing Council on ways to track and increase the status and visibility of women in the profession.

About the Committee

The Committee on the Status of Women is a permanent standing committee of ISA. Committee members are appointed by the ISA President and approved by the ISA Governing Council.

Membership and Terms

  • Seven committee members serve two-year, staggered terms
  • Committee member terms officially begin with the start of the ISA Annual Convention meeting of the first year listed and end with the closing of the ISA Governing Council meeting of the final year listed

The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 6 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 28 thematic groups (Sections) and 3 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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