People of Color

Also Know Stuff

MISSION STATEMENT

We are People of Color Also Know Stuff (POCAlsoKnow). Our mission is to promote scholars of color in Political Science and serve as an amplifier for efforts to advance racial diversity and inclusion in the discipline. A key aspect of our mission is to advance equity that is inclusive of all class backgrounds, gender identities, sexual identities, and institutional contexts. Critically, our goal is to foster cross-institutional collaboration and networking across subfields and rankings, especially for graduate students and early-career scholars. We do this through promoting scholarship, celebrating professional wins, and serving as a resource for mentoring efforts in the discipline to resolve issues that arise from the underrepresentation of people of color in Political Science. We serve as an interlocutor for those seeking to contact POC Experts, to learn about issues facing people of color in the discipline, and to advocate as allies for people of color in the discipline. In doing so, our aim is to create space for meaningful dialogues that foster a healthy community of POC Experts in Political Science.