46th Annual Meeting

November 13-15, 2014

Boston, MA


Call for Papers and Participation 


The Northeastern Political Science Association will hold its 46th annual meeting on November 13-15, 2014 at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. We invite paper, panel, and roundtable submissions from academics, graduate students, journalists, and practitioners. Proposals for papers, panels, or to serve as a chair and/or discussant must be submitted by July 3, 2014 through the NPSA submission website. Once on the submission website, create a username and password and follow the instructions (accounts must be created yearly).  E-mail submissions will not be accepted.


NPSA prohibits multiple paper submissions. Only one paper submission per person will be accepted. However, a paper presenter may also serve as a chair or discussant on another panel or as a roundtable participant. If a faculty member sponsors an undergraduate research paper that does not count as the single submission and such faculty member may submit a separate paper to present. 


Questions should be directed to the appropriate Program Section Chair or the conference Program Chair. All conference information is available on the NPSA website  (, which is regularly updated. 


The conference hotel is Omni Parker House Hotel. A special conference room rate of $230/night is available through October 12, 2014 under the group name Northeastern Political Science Association. Your reservation should be guaranteed for late arrival (after 6:00 PM). You must cancel the reservation by 6:00 PM of the day of arrival in order not to be charged. Check-in time is 3:00 PM EST, check-out time is 12:00 Noon EST. 

Call for New Polity Editor 

The Northeastern Political Science Association seeks a new editor for its distinguished, peer-reviewed journal Polityto succeed Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh (University of Connecticut), effective July 1, 2015. The new editor’s term is for five years.  Click here for the full announcement.

NPSA Women’s Caucus Best Papers Awards

Every year, the Northeast Political Science Association’s Women’s Caucus gives an award for each of two best papers:

1.  Best Paper on any topic in any subfield by a woman political scientist.

2.  Best Paper by any presenter that addresses questions of gender and politics or women and politics. 

The Women's Caucus of NPSA invites you to submit your paper from the conference for either of these two awards. 

The Process:  The Executive Board of the Women’s Caucus of NPSA will evaluate all contending papers and designate the winner in each category.

The Criteria: The Executive Board will look for papers that are well-written, address new theoretical grounds or make an important theoretical contribution to the discipline and are relevant to the political process.

Please submit to the Women’s Caucus Secretary, Sarah Cote Hampson, via email at no later than August 1, The winners will be contacted in early October.  The winners will be announced at the conference and listed in the conference bulletin and on the NPSA website (