Mental Health in Political Science
Co-sponsored by Division 10: Political Science Education
(Chair) Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University; (Presenter) Nasir Almasri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; (Presenter) Dana El Kurd, University of Richmond; (Presenter) Justin Zimmerman, Northwestern University; (Presenter) Rosalie Rubio, George Washington University
Description of the session:
There is a serious mental health crisis among political science graduate students. Political science doctoral students in the United States have an unusually high rate of suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety among them (Almasri, Read, and Vandeweerdt 2021).
This roundtable will launch a broader conversation in political science about mental health struggles among researchers in the discipline. It brings together people from different backgrounds and positions to dig deeper into their personal experiences with mental health issues, to recommend mental health management strategies, and to share ideas for short- and long-term changes that the discipline could continue to help improve the whole. academic mental health.