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APSA 2022 Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the 118th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association to be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from September 14-18, 2022. Critical Political Science invites you to submit composed panels and individual papers exploring how the conference theme, “Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards A Post-Pandemic Political Science,” intersects with our mission to make the study of politics relevant to the struggle for a better world. As we contemplate the lessons we have learned from this historic moment and our path forward, we welcome work that speaks to the multiple socio-economic, domestic, and geopolitical challenges that have been highlighted during current the public health and political crises. In the tradition of Critical Political Science, we are particularly interested in work that embodies theoretical, epistemological, and methodological diversity across subfields from underrepresented perspectives. We understand that a multiplicity of perspectives and approaches will be necessary to grapple with the varied, complex challenges presented in the post-pandemic world. We strive to see this moment represent a post-pandemic “turn,” that is, an aggressive, concerted commitment to political and scholarly organizing rooted in social justice. We remain especially concerned about materialist politics, as well as environmental, gender, and racial justice, among other imperatives. We encourage submissions from individuals of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, gender, sexual orientation, and gender expression, as well as diverse career trajectories. In line with the general call, we strongly suggest that panel and paper submissions reflect how we can “Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect” moving towards a “Post-Pandemic Political Science.” This process of rethinking, restructuring, and reconnecting will, of course, extend to the operation of political science, how we produce and disseminate knowledge, specifically with an eye toward impacting the future for positive change and equity. While Critical Political Science welcomes proposals that engage the themes and issues described above, any submission that engages with understanding how the study of politics is relevant to the struggle for a better world will be considered. Critical Political Science is interested in supporting student work and featuring junior scholars’ research. To apply please review the full submission guidelines as outlined by APSA and make sure to select Section 42.

Nos complace anunciar la convocatoria de ponencias para la 118ª Conferencia Anual de la Asociación Estadounidense de Ciencias Políticas (American Political Science Association) que se celebrará en Montreal, Quebec, Canadá, del 14 al 18 de septiembre de 2022. La sección Ciencia Política Crítica (Critical Political Science) invita a nominar paneles y artículos individuales que exploren la intersección entre el tema de la conferencia, “Repensar, reestructurar y reconectar: ​​hacia una ciencia política pospandémica” y nuestra misión de hacer que el estudio de la política sea relevante en la construcción de un mundo mejor. Considerando las lecciones que hemos aprendido de este momento histórico y reflexionando en nuestro camino a seguir, la sección invita especialmente el envío de propuestas enfocadas en los múltiples desafíos socioeconómicos, domésticos y geopolíticos prevalecientes en la actual crisis política y de salud pública. En la tradición de Ciencia Política Crítica, estamos particularmente interesados ​​en trabajos que encarnan la diversidad teórica, epistemológica y metodológica en las distintas áreas de la disciplina, particularmente aquellos que ofrecen perspectivas subrepresentadas, entendiendo que para afrontar los variados y complejos desafíos que se presentan en el mundo pospandémico será necesaria una multiplicidad de perspectivas y enfoques. Nos esforzamos para que este momento represente un “giro”, específicamente un compromiso concertado y agresivo con iniciativas políticas y académicas basadas en el principio de justicia social. Ciencia Política Crítica continua especialmente interesada en el materialismo político, así como en la justicia ambiental, de género y racial, entre otros imperativos. Alentamos las propuestas de personas de diversos orígenes raciales y étnicos, nacionalidades, género, orientación sexual y expresión de género, así como de diversas trayectorias profesionales. En línea con la convocatoria general, sugerimos que las propuestas de paneles y artículos reflexionen sobre cómo podemos “repensar, reestructurar y reconectar” para avanzar hacia una “ciencia política pospandémica”. Este proceso de repensar, reestructurar y reconectar se extiende al funcionamiento de la ciencia política, al cómo producimos y difundimos conocimiento, específicamente en relación al objetivo de crear un futuro mejor y mas equitativo. Si bien Ciencia Política Crítica promueve el envío de propuestas que involucren los temas y problemas descritos anteriormente, cualquier propuesta comprometida con la comprensión de cómo el estudio de la política es relevante para la creación de un mundo mejor será seriamente considerada. Ciencia Política Crítica también está interesada en apoyar el trabajo de los estudiantes y presentar la investigación de los jóvenes académicos. Para postularse, revise las pautas de presentación completas según lo describe APSA y asegúrese de seleccionar la Sección 42.

Founded in 1967, The Caucus for a Critical Political Science (CCPS) (formerly The Caucus for a New Political Science) is an organization of political scientists united by the idea that political science as an academic discipline should be committed to advancing progressive political development. The caucus plays an active role in the affairs of the American Political Science Association (APSA) through its role as the Organized Section for a Critical Political Science, which was established in 1992.  The caucus/section publishes a journal, New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture (NPS). As an APSA section, the association organizes a group of panels for each annual meeting, often in cooperation with other organized sections.  Members of the APSA may join the section and thus the caucus when they pay their annual association dues.

For more information on the origins and purposes of CNPS click here. The yearly membership dues are $5.00 for students and $30.00 for other members. A subscription to New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture is included with membership, published 4 times per year in hard copy and electronic access form.

Any member of the CCPS can voluntarily opt in to the listserv by sending an email to the listserv address: newpolsci@u.washington.edu. The listserv is reserved for CCPS business and announcements, job advertisements, conference announcements, notices of new books or special issues of journals that may interest our members, and other items of professional interest. The listserv should not be used as a platform for advancing personal political causes or engaging in online political debates.


1969 CNPS Business Meeting

The purpose of this section is to help make the study of politics relevant to the struggle for a better world.

Section Officers

Nancy Love, Chair

President
Nancy S. Love, Appalachian State University
lovens@appstate.edu

Treasurer
Meredith L. Weiss, University at Albany, State University of New York 
mweiss@albany.edu

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Secretary
Sarah M. Surak, Salisbury University
smsurak@salisbury.edu

Membership Director
Robert Kirsch, Arizona State University
rekirsch@asu.edu

Journal Co-Editors

Judith Grant, Ohio University
grantj1@ohio.edu

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Claire Snyder-Hall, Independent Scholar
claire.snyderhall@gmail.com

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Caucus Representatives
    Daniel O’Connor, California State University, Long Beach
daniel.oconnor@csulb.edu

Committees

Coordinating Council 
The Coordinating Council shall, within guidelines established by Caucus Resolutions, and subject to review by Caucus Resolution, carry out regular and routine Caucus business, while discussing major issues with the general membership.

Chair
Nancy S. Love, Appalachian State University

Program Coordinators
Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd (2022), Rutgers University
Lucrecia Garcia Iommi (2022), Fairfield University
Chelsea Welker (2023), University of Northern Colorado

Secretary
Sarah M. Surak, Salisbury University

Treasurer
William Sokoloff, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Membership Director 
Robert Kirsch, Arizona State University

Task Force Chairs
Witnesses and Advocates: Isaac Kamola, Trinity College
Conference Task Force: Clyde Barrow, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

Web and Social Media Coordinator
Edwin Daniel Jacob, Arizona State University

Publications Executive Committee
The Publications Executive Committee shall be responsible for the general policy and oversight of the official journal and book series, within guidelines established by Caucus Resolutions, and subject to review by Caucus Resolution.

Chair
Nancy S. Love, Appalachian State University

Secretary
Sarah M. Surak, Salisbury University

Treasurer
Meredith L. Weiss, University at Albany, State University of New York

Caucus Representative
Daniel O’Connor, California State University, Long Beach

NPS Newsletter
Jennifer Lawrence, Virginia Tech

Journal Co-Editors
Judith Grant, Ohio University
Claire Snyder-Hall, Independent Scholar

Journal Book Review Editor
Andy Scerri, Virginia Tech

Journal Managing Editor
Edwin Daniel Jacob, Arizona State University

Book Series Editor
Bradley MacDonald, Colorado State University

Journal Associate Editors
Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd, Rutgers University
Cynthia Burack, Ohio State University
John Ehrenberg, Long Island University
Judith Grant, Ohio University
Timothy W. Luke, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
William Sokoloff, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Courtenay W. Daum, Colorado State University

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