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72nd Political Studies Association Conference 2022

Posted on 19 April 2021

The Department of Politics is to host the 72nd PSA Conference

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We are delighted to announce that we will be convening the 72nd Political Studies Association conference on 10-13 April 2022.

With sponsorship from SAGE Publishing, this event will seek to explore Politics from the Margins. As the world recovers from one of its worst crises in a generation, issues and actors hitherto at the margins of politics have forced their way to the mainstream. This 2022 PSA conference will take ‘the margins’ as a vantage point to investigate political issues and developments and to consider what could be gained by including marginalised perspectives, voices and topics.  The Conference invites reflection on shifting centres of power in the global, regional, national and subnational political order.

The convening team will comprise Dr. Indrajit Roy and Dr. Sara de Jong, both Senior Lecturers at the Department and in-coming Co-Directors of the York Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre. They will be assisted by an organising team comprising Dr. Alfred Moore, Dr. Dan Keith, Dr. Nicole Lindstrom and Head of Department Professor Nina Caspersen.

Professor Caspersen said: “We look forward to welcoming our friends from throughout the academic community and beyond to join us at the University of York for what promises to be a unique opportunity to further research agendas that seek to address the most pressing global challenges of our times and foreground perspectives that have been marginalised for far too long.” 

Michelle Doyle Wildman, the PSA’s Chief Executive, adds: “It is vital that the PSA continues to give the widest range of scholars and students the opportunity to develop their skills and enrich their knowledge. We are so looking forward to working with the inspiring and impressive University of York team to do just that”.

Looking forward to the conference, the Chair of the PSA, Professor Roger Awan-Scully, commented that: “York will offer to people right across political studies the opportunity to once again meet, present and explore ideas, and experience some fascinating events and sessions. But the conference will also offer people the chance to explore, from multiple different perspectives, the many potential implications of the Covid-19 pandemic”. 

Professor Charlie Jeffery - Vice-Chancellor and President at the University of York - is delighted that the University is hosting the 72nd Political Studies Association conference, stating "Members of the Political Studies Association have long, and rightly, had a concern with those pushed to the margins of politics. That concern is all the more relevant after a period in which Covid, Black Lives Matter, and campaigns against sexual violence have each shone new spotlights on the patterns of inequality and discrimination that persist in our societies. So the conference theme of Politics from the Margins is spot on"

We will keep you up to date with developments including the call for papers in due course. 

For general conference enquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Misty Hammond the PSA Events Manager on