Political Science Education and the Profession

Feeling Like a Fraud: Imposter Syndrome in Political Science

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Abstract

Imposter syndrome can present feelings of intellectual self-doubt – among other things – and it is not experienced equally or in a universal manner, with intersectional identities able to shape and compound how imposter syndrome is experienced. This chapter offers numerous recommendations to help manage imposter syndrome for oneself or to help others. This manuscript is part of Strategies for Navigating Graduate School and Beyond, a forthcoming volume for those interested in pursuing graduate education in political science (Fall 2022 publication).

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