Call for Proposals, AlaPSA 2016
Alabama Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Troy University, April 8-9, 2016
600 University Avenue
Troy, Alabama 36082
Conference Theme, Political Science in Action:
Advocacy, Research, Theory and the Politics of Social Change
Conference web: www.AlaPSA.us.
page by Jeremy Lewis, with information from Lakerri Mack, revised 3 Feb. 2016
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The Alabama Political Science Association invites proposals for panels or individual papers for our 2016 Annual Conference, hosted by Troy University in Troy, Alabama April 8-9, 2016. Updated information about the conference will appear on here within the coming weeks.
We invite abstracts (up to 250 words) for individual papers and panel submissions from faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, on topics related to developments in the field of political science, and political developments in local, state, national, and international governments.
We are also interested in submissions that focus on the the conference theme and a variety of topics including but not limited to: federalism and intergovernmental relations, law and courts, legislative studies, public policy, political organization/parties, public administration, conflict processes, representation and electoral systems, executive politics, political methodology, religion and politics, urban politics, women and politics research, political theory, information technology and politics, international security, comparative politics, political communication, politics and history, political economy, new political science, political psychology, political science education, politics, public opinion and voting behavior, race, ethnicity and politics, human rights, sexuality and politics.
To be considered, abstracts should be received no later than midnight on March 4, 2016.
Individual paper submissions should include the following: name, title (or year in graduate or undergraduate program), professional affiliation, email, and mailing address for all paper authors and coauthors, paper title, and the abstract.
Panel and Roundtable submissions should include the following: proposed name of panel/roundtable; a description of the purpose/focus of panel/roundtable (up to 250 words) and name, title (or year in graduate or undergraduate program), professional affiliation, email and mailing address for panel chair/discussant and the name, title, (or year in graduate or undergraduate program), professional affiliation, email and mailing address for all paper presenters or roundtable members. Panel proposals should include paper title and abstract for each paper.
Designating chairs and discussants: we encourage faculty and graduate students to serve as chairs of and/or discussants for panels, preferably for a panel that does not include the faculty member/grad student’s own paper. Those proposing entire panels should designate a chair; a discussant may be named, but we ask that you consider allowing a discussant to be drawn from a pool of interested individuals—to provide outside commentary true to the spirit of academic conferences. Please note on the submission mark indicating an interest in serving as a chair and/or discussant.
To propose making a paper presentation or panel/roundtable, applicants should e-mail submissions (in Microsoft Word format) to the Assistant Program Chair, Dr. Kristie Roberts-Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 4, 2016.
Applicants will be notified by March 18, 2016, regarding their selection. Presenters of papers and panels/ roundtables will receive a certificate attesting to their presentation at the conference.