Call for Papers and Participation


The Northeastern Political Science Association will hold its 44th annual meeting on November 15-17, 2012 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 June 15, 2012 through the NPSA submission website at http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/npsa/npsa12/  Once on the submission website, create a username and password and follow the instructions (past account may no longer exist).  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, such paper does not count as the single submission and the faculty member may submit a separate paper to present.  

 

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

PROGRAM CHAIR

Harvey Strum

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Sage College of Albany
140 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-3425

Phone: 518-292-1746
Home: 518-432-0880

Fax: 518-292-1904

strumh@hotmail.com

 

AMERICAN POLITICS

All areas of American Politics broadly defined. Submit proposals for papers, panels and roundtables to appropriate subcategory below on the NPSA submission website.

CONGRESS, PRESIDENCY, & THE COURTS

All aspects of legislative studies, presidential research, constitutional law and the courts, the intersection of, and relationships among, the three branches. In particular, papers and panels examining the 2008 and 2010 elections are welcome

Pamela Katz

Department of History and Society

Sage Colleges
65 First Street, Gurley Hall, Rm 101D
Troy, NY, 12180

Phone: 518-244-2067
Fax: 518-244-4545

katzp@sage.edu

 

STATE AND METROPOLITAN POLITICS

All aspects of state, metropolitan and neighborhood politics; federalism and intergovernmental relations. The section particularly welcomes sub-federal work in the field of American political development

Richard Flanagan

Department of Political Science, Economics and Philosophy

College of Staten Island, CUNY
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314

Phone: 718-982-2834
Fax: 718-982-2888

richard.flanagan@csi.cuny.edu

 

PARTIES, INTEREST GROUPS, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, & ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR

All aspects of U.S. parties, interest groups, social movements, political behavior, elections, and public opinion. Sessions on the 2008, 2010, and 2012 Elections are especially welcome.

 

Douglas Harris

Department of Political Science

Loyola University Maryland
4501 Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Phone: 410-617-2227
Fax: 410-617-2215

dharris4@loyola.edu

 

PUBLIC POLICY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Papers, panels, and roundtables on all topics in public policy and public administration.

 

Tom Caiazzo

Department of Political Science

East Georgia State University
10449 US Highway 301 South
Statesboro, GA 30458

Phone: 912-623-2415 and 2400

tcaiazzo@ega.edu

 

POLITICAL THEORY

 

All areas of political philosophy, political theory and political thought broadly defined. Submit proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables to the appropriate subcategory below.

 

ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

All aspects of Ancient (Greek, Roman) and Medieval (Jewish, Christian, Islamic) Political Thought.

 

Daniel Kapust

Department of Political Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison
311 North  Hall
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: 608-263-9429

djkapust@wisc.edu

 

MODERN POLITICAL THEORY

Machiavelli to Marx, including but not limited to normative political theory and the history of ideas.

Claudia Leeb

Department of Public Affairs

Roanoke College
 PO Box 20200, New York, NY 10009

Phone: 646-464-5436

leebclaudia@gmail.com

 

CONTINENTAL POLITICAL THOUGHT

Including but not limited to German idealism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, existentialism,

post-structuralism, post-modernism, critical theory, French feminism, Nietzsche and Marxism.

 

Marc Sable

Department of Political Science

Bethany College
205 Morlan Hall
Bethany, WV 26032

Phone: 773-213-9899

msable@bethanywv.edu

 

DEMOCRATIC THEORY

All topics in contemporary democratic theory including deliberative democracy, identity politics, group rights, and citizenship.

 

Co-Chair

Patricia Moynagh

Department of Government and Politics

Wagner College
1 Campus Road
Staten Island, New York 10301

Phone: 718-420-4492
Fax: 718-420-4158

patricia.moynagh@wagner.edu

 

Co-Chair

Timothy Taylor

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Sage College of Albany

140 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, New York, 12208

Phone: 518-292-1970

Taylot4@sage.edu

AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT

All topics in contemporary American political thought.

 

David Alvis

Department of Government

Wofford College
429 Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Phone: 846-597-4588

alvisjd@wofford.edu

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Seeks panel and paper submissions on topics in international studies broadly defined, including international relations theory, international law and organizations, foreign policy, globalization, human rights, international development, conflict resolution, military/strategic studies, feminist theory/gender studies, and international political economy.

 

Koop Berry 

Department of Government and Foreign Affairs

Walsh University
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH 44720

Phone: 330-490-7058
Fax: 330-490-7323

kberry@walsh.edu

 

COMPARATIVE POLITICS

All areas of comparative politics, including the politics of advanced industrial, post-communist, or developing countries; cross-regional studies; broad theoretical issues such as democratization, economic development, globalization, ethnic and nationalist conflict are welcome.

 

S. Mohsin Hashim

Department of Political Science

Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104

Phone: 484-664-3445
Fax: 484 664-3536

mhashim@muhlenberg.edu

 

GENDER, RACE, ETHNICITY & POLITICS

The section welcomes papers and panels that examine gender, race, and ethnicity in relation to power both within and outside political institutions. Of particular interest are papers focusing on how these factors (and possible intersections) impact political leadership, representation, and public policies in American and comparative contexts. All methodological perspectives are welcome.

 

Farida Jalalzai

Department of Political Science

University of Missouri-Saint Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499

Phone: 314-516-5838
Fax: 314-516-7236

jalalzaif@umsl.edu

 

NPSA WOMEN’S CAUCUS

The Women's Caucus of NPSA invites papers analyzing the status of women in political science and the evolution and state of the discipline in gender studies, as well as roundtable participants for a conversation on women in the profession, to discuss issues regarding hiring, tenure/promotion, scholarship/publication, mentoring practices, and other issues affecting women’s livelihood in the discipline and academia, more broadly.

 

Natalie Masuoka

Department of Political Science

Packard Hall
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

617-627-2034

natalie.masuoka@tufts.edu

 

ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS & POLICY

Papers, panels, and roundtables relevant to environmental politics or policy, U.S. and  international. Topics may include, environmental movements; environmentalism, its variants or rivals; environmental policy formation and implementation; environmental regimes; management of common pool resources; environmental policy analysis; and sustainable development. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome.

 

Paul A. Barresi

College of Liberal Arts

Southern New Hampshire University

2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106

Phone: 603-668-2211 Ext. 2247
Fax: 603-645-9779

p.barresi@snhu.edu

 

 

TEACHING, LEARNING, & THE PROFESSION

Papers, panels and roundtables on all aspects of undergraduate and graduate teaching, especially in the areas of integrating technology into the curriculum, the use of cooperative and collaborative learning techniques, and experiential learning. Proposals are also welcome on the future of the profession and on professional education in political science, including approaches to preparing new professionals for academic and non-academic positions.

 

Joan Andorfer

Political Science Department

Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

Phone: 301-687-4790
Fax: 301-687-4760

jandorfer@frostburg.edu

 

POPULAR CULTURE & POLITICS

All works that explore the intersection of popular culture and politics. Especially relevant are papers that examine the ways in which film, television, literature, and music depict political institutions, affect political socialization, shape public opinion and serve as a tool for explaining concepts and fostering debate. Papers that explore popular culture as an instrument for providing context and diverse perspectives are also welcome.

 

Kevan M. Yenerall

Political Science Department

Clarion University
320 Founders Hall
Clarion, PA 16214

Phone: 814-393-1897
Fax: 814-393-2550

kyenerall@clarion.edu

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

This new section provides an opportunity for promising undergraduate political science students to experience a professional academic conference and to contribute to our understanding of politics. It is meant to help promote undergraduate research in political science and to showcase outstanding student research. Individual and collaborative papers in any area of political science are welcome. Proposals should be submitted on behalf of the student researcher(s) by a faculty sponsor.

 

Fran Moran

Political Science Department

New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Phone: 201-200-3259
Fax: 201-200-3228

fmoran@njcu.edu

 

 

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE


Individuals seeking employment who are planning to attend the Annual Conference of NPSA should send a C.V. by November 1.

Departments that have a job vacancy and will be represented at the meeting are encouraged to send a job description and the name of their representative.

In cooperation with the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Placement Service element of APSA’s E-Jobs system is available for arranging interviews. Through E-Jobs, employers and candidates indicate their availability for interviews during the NPSA meeting. Employers contact the candidates to confirm attendance and to arrange interviews at the conference. Access to the E-Jobs database is free for APSA members (individuals and departments). For more information on this service, contact:

Mark C. Gentry

Department of History and Political Science

Saint Francis University
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940

Phone: 814-472-3059

Fax: 814-472-3937

mgentry@francis.edu