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

Founded in 1967, The Caucus for a New Political Science (CNPS) 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 it’s role as the Organized Section for New 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 CNPS can voluntarily opt in to the listserv by sending an email to the listserv address: newpolsci@u.washington.edu. The listserv is reserved for CNPS 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

Section Officers

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

Treasurer
    Clyde W. Barrow, The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
    clyde.barrow@utrgv.edu

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

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

Journal Co-Editors
    Jocelyn M. Boryczka, Fairfield University
    jboryczka@fairfield.edu

  ​  (Interim) Sarah M. Surak, Salisbury University
    smsurak@salisbury.edu

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

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

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
Jennifer Lawrence (2020), Virginia Tech
Lucrecia Garcia Iommi (2021), Fairfield University

Secretary
Sarah M. Surak, Salisbury University

Treasurer
Clyde W. Barrow, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Task Force Chairs
Membership Director: Robert Kirsch, Arizona State University
Witnesses and Advocates: Judith Grant, Ohio University, Chair
Web and Social Media Coordinator: Riley Barrett, Independent Scholar

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
Clyde W. Barrow, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Caucus Representatives
Daniel O’Connor, California State University, Long Beach
Claire Snyder-Hall, Independent Scholar

NPS Newsletter
Jennifer Lawrence, Virginia Tech

Journal Co-Editors
Jocelyn M. Boryczka, Fairfield University
(Interim) Sarah M. Surak, Salisbury University 

Journal Book Review Editor
(Interim) Robert Kirsch, 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

Editorial Board Members
Daniele Archibugi – Italian National Research Council, Italy
Clyde W. Barrow – University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, USA
John C. Berg – Suffolk University, USA
Arthur Blaser – Chapman University, USA
Carl Boggs – National University, USA
John Bokina – Central Michigan University, USA
Stephen Bronner – Rutgers University, USA
Terrell Carver – University of Bristol, UK
Noam Chomsky – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Angela Davis – University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Margaret Farrar – John Carroll University, USA
Irene Gendzier – Boston University, USA
Baogang He – Deakin University, Australia
George Katsiaficas – Chonnam National University, Korea
Christine Kelly – William Paterson University, USA
Nancy S. Love – Appalachian State University, USA
Mark S. Mattern – Baldwin Wallace University, USA
Bertell Ollman – New York University, USA
Laura Katz Olson – Lehigh University, USA
Leo Panitch – York University, Canada
Michael Parenti – Berkeley, CA, USA
Joseph Peschek – Hamline University, USA
V. Spike Peterson – University of Arizona, USA
Frances Fox Piven – The Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York (CUNY), USA
Adolph Reed – University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dean Robinson – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Meredith Reid Sarkees – American University, USA
Sanford F. Schram – Hunter College, CUNY, USA
Claire Snyder-Hall – Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA
Victor Wallis – Berklee College, USA
Cornel West – Princeton University, USA

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