International academic rankings for publications and research institutions are overwhelmingly led by institutions in the global North. Researchers in the global South are underrepresented in many of these international funding institutions and academic journals of notoriety. In their own institutions, these scholars are increasingly expected to publish in top funding institutions and academic journals, which is itself an added hurdle for their career development given the difficulty from their positionality to access these platforms. This panel gathers experts with career experience in the global South and who witnessed these hurdles and who have collected tips and techniques to overcome some of them. We will touch upon on four dimensions of career development: 1) participation in research workshops (Andrew); 2) grant applications (Cyril); 3) article writing (Samer); 4) turning a PhD dissertation into a book (Z).
- Zaynab El Bernoussi – NYU Abu Dhabi (UAE)
- Cyril Obi – Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program (US)
- Andrew Stinson – American Political Science Association (APSA) International Workshops (US)
- Samer Abboud – Villanova University (US)