Gender and bias in the International Relations curriculum: Insights from reading lists

@article{Phull2018GenderAB,
  title={Gender and bias in the International Relations curriculum: Insights from reading lists},
  author={Kiran Phull and Gokhan Ciflikli and Gustav Meibauer},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  year={2018},
  volume={25},
  pages={383 - 407}
}
Following growing academic interest and activism targeting gender bias in university curricula, we present the first analysis of female exclusion in a complete International Relations curriculum, across degree levels and disciplinary subfields. Previous empirical research on gender bias in the teaching materials of International Relations has been limited in scope, that is, restricted to PhD curricula, non-random sampling, small sample sizes or predominately US-focused. By contrast, this study… 

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