Join us for the 2022 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition | Montréal, Québec, Canada | September 15-18, 2022
Join us to address the latest scholarship in political science at the 118th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 15-18, 2022, in-person in Montréal, Québec, Canada. We acknowledge that our meeting location is on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka/Mohawk Nation, which is known as a gathering place for many First Nations, and we recognize them as custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. The 2022 conference theme is “Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards A Post-Pandemic Political Science.”
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An Annual Meeting Working Group consists of a small group of meeting attendees who are interested in a common topic and who agree to attend panels and plenary sessions aligned on a similar topic. They convene at the meeting for discussion.
Find the Calls for Proposals for the 2022 Annual Meeting from all of our Divisions. To view a Division’s Call for Proposal, click on the title of the Division and the call will appear in the Division title.
The fifth “TLC at APSA,” the teaching and learning conference-within-a-conference, will take place Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. This year’s TLC at APSA theme is “Teaching Political Science in a Post-Pandemic Era.” This full-day event seeks to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning, equip faculty with new techniques and resources for teaching, share innovative techniques to maximize students’ interest, and enhance the role of teaching in the discipline of political science.
APSA will offer pre-conference short courses as part of the in-person event format. Short courses provide diverse opportunities, and are sponsored by APSA Organized Sections and other affiliated organizations. They will run on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, in Montréal. In-person attendees can register as part of the registration process for short courses. There is an additional $25 fee for pre-conference short courses. Submit a pre-conference short course now!
2022 Theme Statement: Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards A Post-Pandemic Political Science
Conference Program Co-Chairs: Sherri L. Wallace, Professor of Political Science, University of Louisville (UofL) Pei-te Lien, Professor of Political Science (affiliated with Asian American Studies, Feminist Studies & Black Studies), University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB)
The convergence of a global pandemic, deepening political polarization, and mass organized protests demanding social justice and systemic change has propelled interest in politics to a historic high. The COVID-19 deadly virus amply upset the balance in higher education, causing universities to suddenly shift to online formats, close campuses, or cease operations. Students, isolated or sent home for remote learning, experienced the consequences acutely and directly.
Faculty, separated from colleagues and support staff, pivoted to online course delivery or socially-distanced, in-person teaching methods. Academic conferences were delivered on virtual platforms or canceled altogether, depriving scholars of the ability to exchange ideas face-to-face, a critical part of what we do. Other challenges have preceded or emerged contemporaneously with this pandemic—in particular, how to conduct research in a more transparent way and the rapidly changing world of academic publishing with the move towards open access. Yet, there are also myriad opportunities and lessons learned to restructure political science as we approach the post-pandemic era. Read the full statement here.