From the mailbox:
Annual Meeting of the Alabama Political Science Association
Call for Papers, Panels, and Moderators March 16-17, 2018 – University of South Alabama Campus
The Alabama Political Science Association (ALaPSA) is looking for professors, graduate, and undergraduate students in all areas of political science and related fields to contribute to our annual statewide conference in beautiful Mobile in March 2018. Participants representing other disciplines related to politics, and participants from outside Alabama, are welcome!
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:
1. Propose a research paper for delivery at an AlaPSA panel (professors and graduate students): Submit a brief proposal at the hyperlink listed below. Papers on all political topics are welcome, and, if accepted, will be placed on topic-appropriate panels. Please indicate if you are a graduate student.
2. Propose a paper for delivery at an undergraduate student panel: Submit a brief proposal at the hyperlink listed below. Papers will be placed on special undergraduates-only panels with a faculty or graduate student moderator. Papers involving original research are preferred, but insightful, well-written and substantial literature reviews or essays will be considered.
3. Propose “pre-fabricated” complete faculty, graduate, or undergraduate, student panels: If you and some colleagues would like to pre-arrange an entire panel (i.e. you supply the topic, moderator, and research presenters), we’ll supply the room and an audience. Submit your general panel theme and brief proposals or summaries of the component papers (as well as complete contact information for all proposed participants) at the hyperlink listed below.
4. Propose “roundtables” offering academic expertise on scholarly and practical problems and issues (faculty): We welcome the opportunity for groups of more senior experts on particular topics to share their collective wisdom in a less structured, more speculative, and more wide-ranging way. If you would like to suggest an idea for such a scholarly roundtable, and/or offer to participate in one, please submit your suggestions at the hyperlink listed below. 5. Offering service as a panel moderator and/or roundtable participant (faculty and graduate students): As with all academic conferences, we need people to facilitate the panels and offer comments and suggestions on the papers presented. If you would enjoy doing this, submit a request at the hyperlink listed below.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL
The following link will take you to the conference registration website:
If this is your first time to the website, you will need to register. Once you have registered, you will be able to submit your proposal. Please add the appropriate tags to your proposal. Tags include the topic area as well as any special information about the proposal, i.e., whether it is a graduate or undergraduate panel, or whether you are proposing a roundtable or to be a moderator.
There will be a place to upload your paper. You will not need to upload the paper until closer to the actual time of the conference. Once a proposal is submitted, you will receive notification of whether your proposal was accepted.
As we approach the submission deadline, accepted proposals will be organized into panels and you will receive notification of your panel assignment. Those submitting paper proposals will receive information on how to pay for the conference registration in their acceptance emails. Additional information on paying for conference registration will be sent to others in a later email.
If you have any questions please contact: Jaclyn Bunch, ALaPSA Program Chair Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice University of South Alabama Mobile, AL 36688
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (251) 460-7852 Fax: (251) 460-6567 APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 5, 2018