APSA sponsors in person & virtual dissertation workshops annually. Our in-person events are held the Wednesday prior to the APSA Annual Meeting. Each full-day workshop includes six PhD candidates who present a dissertation chapter, along with two faculty members who lead the workshop and moderate discussions. Our virtual workshops are held over a two-week period during the summer.
In-Person Dissertation Workshops
These workshops will take place on Wednesday, September 14, in conjunction with the 2022 APSA Annual Meeting, held in-person in Montréal, Canada.
Citizenship and Migration
Political Violence (Comparative Politics)
New Topics in European Politics (Virtual) | Apply Here
We invite any and all graduate students studying European politics to submit proposals. Mareike Kleine has special expertise in international political economy and international organizations. Rahsaan Maxwell has special expertise in political behavior, immigration, diversity and globalization. However, we are open to any and all submissions that engage European politics and that would benefit from feedback. Co-Leaders: Rahsaan Maxwell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Mareike Kleine, London School of Economics. Deadline: May 20, 2022
State Politics and Policy (Virtual) | Apply Here
This virtual dissertation workshop will provide an opportunity for PhD candidates studying State Politics and Policy to present a chapter from their dissertation, receive feedback and faculty coaching, and connect with peers conducting research on similar issues. Graduate students in the dissertation phase may apply. The topical focus can span the breadth of the subfield of state politics and policy. We are particularly interested in supporting scholars who are examining issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the states and those who are themselves from groups underrepresented in the discipline of political science. Co-Leaders: Dan Mallinson, Penn State, Harrisburg, and Ellen Seljan, Lewis and Clark College. Deadline: June 1, 2022
Political Violence | Comparative Politics (In-Person) | Apply Here
This workshop will be held in-person at the 2022 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 14 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. All candidates must be pursuing their Ph.D. in political science. In order to apply you must be an ABD (all-but-dissertation) PhD candidate who has successfully defended a dissertation proposal. Political violence has become one of the forces reconfiguring the trajectories, geographies, nature, and economies of countries around the world. Co-Leaders: Megan M. Turnbull, Department of International Affairs, University of Georgia, and Azeez O. Olaniyan, Department of Political Science, Federal University Oye Ekiti. Deadline: June 10, 2022
Citizenship and Migration (In-person) | Apply Here
This workshop will be held in-person at the 2022 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 14 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This dissertation workshop welcomes proposals from PhD candidates working on any aspect of citizenship and/or migration, such as those highlighted by the APSA Migration and Citizenship Organized Section. Co-Leaders: Willem Maas, York University, and Beth Whitaker, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Deadline: June 10, 2022
More information about APSA’s Dissertation Workshops can be found here.