6. Readers of an earlier draft of this paper raised a host of issues around mentoring that I have not addressed. These issues are tied more explicitly to the issue of advisor selection than to mentoring in general. They include the well-known gendering of choices of subfield, which has only been documented statistically and not qualitatively to my knowledge, the less well-known gendering of choices of cultural area (where can a woman go alone and be safe?), the possible gendering in choices of theoretical paradigm, and the gendering of choices of advisors in interaction with all of the above.

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