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Public Facing Scholarship: Women Also Know Stuff & The Voter Study Group

Community Co-Chairs
• Nadia E. Brown, Purdue University
• Stella Rouse, University of Maryland

How to Participate:
If you’re interested in participating, please contact:
Nadia E. Brown,

How to Support
WPSA is not requiring any fees or membership dues to participate in its Virtual Communities during the 2020-2021 Pilot Program. Many people are volunteering their labor to make that possible, a model that will not be sustainable if we are to continue offering this program on a more permanent basis.

If you would like to support this initiative now and increase its viability for the future, please consider donating to help pay for administrative and IT costs. We especially invite participants who are not currently dues-paying members of WPSA to contribute. We suggest a sliding-scale of $5-$25 as you are able. You may contribute here:

Community Focus
This a writing/research group that will produce mainstream scholarship using Voter Study Group data to inform and educate the public-at-large. This data is ideal for scholars of American politics and political behavior.

Intended Participants
Womxn scholars interested in this subject matter. By womxn, we are referring to people who identify as woman, genderqueer, transgender, and/or nonbinary.

This virtual community is for womxn scholars who are interested in using data from the Voter Study Group to write public facing scholarship. Women Also Know Stuff (WAKS) and the Voter Study Group (VSG) will work with members of our WPSA Virtual Community to produce and publish these findings.

Kinds of Events Planned
We will host hybrid workshops. The first part of the workshop will focus on how to use the VSG data and/or how and where to publish this data. This is the professional development aspect of the workshop. The second half of the workshop will be a dedicated time for participants to write. The VSG representatives and WAKS co-facilitators will be on hand to answer questions or concerns that arise during this individual writing time.

Upcoming Events
Information about upcoming events will be posted here and on the unified Virtual Communities calendar at as events are scheduled. Convert event times to your local time zone at

Deadline for application to participate in Public Facing Scholarship: Women Also Know Stuff & The Voter Study Group
Date: November 4, 2020 Time: 11:59 pm Pacific Time
Event Details: Please apply if you believe our virtual community serves your scholarly goals. Applications are due by November 4, 2020. Please complete your application here:
Contact for Access: Nadia E. Brown,


Meeting and Discussion: What’s In The Data Set & How Do I Write Public Facing Scholarship?
Date: To Be Announced Time: To Be Announced
Event Details: This is our chance to greet each other and to hear presentations by
• Robert Griffin, Voter Study Group
• Nadia E. Brown, Women Also Know Stuff
• Stella Rouse, Women Also Know Stuff

Contact for Access:
Nadia E. Brown,