Call for Papers: PSA American Politics Group Annual Conference, 3-5 January 2020

American Politics Group of the UK Political Studies Association

 46th Annual Conference, 3-5 January 2020, University of Kent

Call for Papers

The 46th annual conference of the American Politics Group of the UK Political Studies Association will be hosted by the University of Kent in the United Kingdom from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January 2020.

The APG invites proposals on any aspect of American politics. Papers or panel proposals examining contemporary US political institutions or processes, foreign policy issues or political history are welcome. The conference organizers would also welcome papers addressing comparative themes or relevant theoretical or methodological issues.

Past conferences have had a strong postgraduate presence and we especially encourage young scholars to present their work.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send a title and abstract to Dr Andrew Wroe at by 1st November 2019. Proposals should be around 150 words for single papers and 300 words for panels.

We will shortly announce the conference cost and open up a site for colleagues to register.

While the University of Kent is hosting the conference, the conference venue and accommodation is in Canterbury Cathedral Lodge in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of this ancient city.

The School of Politics and International Relations, is one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations. We combine high quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world to undertake our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes. We have experts in all of the main areas of the discipline of Politics including: Comparative Politics, European Studies, International Relations, Political Theory, International Political Economy, Human Rights and Public Policy. We pride ourselves on our global outlook which is reflected in the wide range of international partnerships and the fact that we have a Specialist Postgraduate Centre in Brussels.

The APG is the leading scholarly association for the study of US politics in the UK and also has members in continental Europe and the USA. Follow us on:

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Or direct any enquiries should be directed to the conference organiser and APG chair:

Dr Andrew Wroe

School of Politic and International Relations

University of Kent

Canterbury, CT2 7NX

United Kingdom


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