Women's Caucus (WCIS)

A map of WCIS's Panel Titles from ISA 2013

Welcome to WCIS

WCIS is devoted to upgrading the status of women in the profession of international studies. WCIS is a place for all women, regardless of sex/gender assignment at birth; WCIS also welcomes allies. WCIS seeks to promote equal opportunities for women in their professional lives, from graduate school admissions through all stages of employment. WCIS also seeks to promote women's professional development, both in academic and non-academic professional careers in international studies.

WCIS 25th Anniversary Information

Celebrate WCIS's 25th Anniversary!

WCIS Founders: Advancement of Women
Tuesday, March 30, 1-2pm Eastern  

Meredith Reid Sarkees, Global Women's Leadership in International Security 
Galia Golan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem  
Vicki Golich, Metropolitan State University of Denver 
Mary K. Meyer McAleese, Eckerd College  
Susan Northcutt, University of South Florida 
Simona Sharoni, Merrimack College 

Women’s Caucus 25th Anniversary Perspectives Roundtable at ISA
WE03: Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (April 7)
Cosponsored with Feminist Theory and Gender Studies


The following seven conversations are co-sponsored by ISA Latin America and Caribbean Region:

Making Your ISA Membership Work for You
Monday, March 29th at 12-1pm Eastern

Amy Below, California State University, East Bay 
Cintia Quiliconi, FLACSO Ecuador 

Mentorship: He-for-She
Monday, March 29 at 1-2pm Eastern

Susan Allan, University of Mississippi 
Michael Bosia, Saint Michael’s College 
Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, University of Maryland 
James Goldgeier, American University 

Research in the Time of COVID-19, aka How to Conduct Research While The World is Crumbling Around You
Monday, March 29 at 230-330pm Eastern

Christina Fattore, West Virginia University 
Carolina Garriga, University of Essex 
Cecile Mouly, FLACSO Ecuador 

Job Market 101
Monday, March 29th at 4-5pm Eastern 

Jamie Scalera, Georgia Southern University 
Anwar Mhajne, Stonehill College 

Navigating the World of Publishing
Tuesday March 30, 11:30-12:30pm Eastern

Arlene B. Tickner, Universidad del Rosario 
Krista E. Wiegand, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Navigating Academia as Women of Color
Wednesday, March 31st, 12-1pm Eastern 
*This session is for Women of Color to participate in. However, others are welcome as active listeners.    

Srobana Bhattacharya, Southern Georgia University 
Kelebogile Zvobgo, University of Southern California/William and Mary 


Best Practices for Normalizing Parents in Academia
Wednesday, March 31st  at 2-3pm Eastern 

Kerry Crawford, James Madison University 
Leah Windsor, The University of Memphis 

Reflections: Oral History Videos and Photos 
25th anniversary film clips:

20th anniversary video  
WCIS Photo Album: Looking Back to our Founding


Celebrate WCIS 25th anniversary with a gift to the Caucus! Your donation will help facilitate WCIS events and programs (e.g. mini-Pay it Forward mentoring sessions), which promote the advancement of women and foster community-building among women at all levels of the profession.

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WCIS Chair Jennifer Ramos and Excecutive Committee members Jamie E. Scalera, Anwar Mhajne, and Kelebogile Zvobgo provide an overview of the year 2020 as well as talk about the Caucus' 25th anniversary, pre-ISA2021, as well as other WCIS sponsored events during ISA2021. 

Watch the Recording

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Jamie E. Scalera | Caucus Chair
April 2021 - March 2022
Georgia Southern University

Serena Eréndira | Caucus Program Chair
April 2021 - March 2022
National Autonomous University of Mexico

See Governance & Leadership