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Superpowers: The American Academic Elite

  title={Superpowers: The American Academic Elite},
  author={Robert L. Oprisko},
This paper examines the hiring practices of Ph.D. — granting political science programs in the United States. It finds that hiring is closely related to one's Ph.D. alma mater as a form on institutional affiliation. Descriptive statistics for this impact are given and include that the top five programs place 20% of all R1 academics and the top eleven place 50%. 
The Politics of Presence in Academic Professional Associations: A Research Note on Governance at the APSA
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Academic Hiring Networks and Institutional Prestige: A Case Study of Canadian Sociology.
  • Andrew D. Nevin
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Canadian review of sociology = Revue canadienne de sociologie
  • 2019
Examination of the academic job market for Canadian sociology through its PhD exchange network shows that institutional prestige is a likely organizing force within this network, reflective of a disproportionate number of faculty coming from a few centralized high-status institutions, as well as predominantly downward flows in hiring patterns. Expand
Credential Privilege or Cumulative Advantage?: Prestige, Productivity, and Placement in the Academic Sociology Job Market
Using data on the population of US sociology doctorates over a five-year period, we examine different predictors of placement in research-oriented, tenure-track academic sociology jobs. MoreExpand
Why, and How, to Bridge the “Gap” Before Tenure: Peer-Reviewed Research May Not Be the Only Strategic Move as a Graduate Student or Young Scholar
ABSTRACT Graduate students and young scholars with a passion for making a difference in the real world through research are often advised to put those dreams to rest until after tenure. ThisExpand
Pursuing Higher Education's MacGuffin: Economic Realities of the $10,000 College Degree
By focusing solely on total degree cost, the proponents of the 10K degree ignore other variables of the equation, including public funding, education quality, and faculty pay. Nonetheless, theExpand
Good Work If You Can Get It: How to Succeed in Academia by Jason Brennan (review)
Good Work If You Can Get It by Jason Brennan aims to help graduate students and early-career scholars develop productive habits that will make them competitive on the increasingly fierce academic jobExpand
Faculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology
We investigate the voter registration of faculty at 40 leading U.S. universities in the fields of Economics, History, Journalism/Communications, Law, and Psychology. We looked up 7,243 professors andExpand
Lines of Flight: the New Ph.D. as Migrant
In his lecture at the College de France on 14 March 1979, Michel Foucault (2008) highlighted the ability to migrate as one of the key attributes of the neoliberal homo œconomicus . Migration hasExpand
The Social Network of US Academic Anthropology and Its Inequalities
Anthropologists often call attention to the problems posed by social inequality, but academic anthropology also reproduces many of the very inequalities that its practitioners work to critique. PastExpand
How Can We Improve Graduate Training for Undocumented Students? Ethnic and Nativity-Based Inequities in Political Science Graduate Education
  • M. Landgrave
  • Political Science
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
  • 2020
In September 2017, the Trump administration announced its intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that granted legal presence and work authorization to selectExpand