Application Process


The application process opened on December 10, 2012 and closed on January 18. Program decisions have been made and further applications will not be considered.

Please use our online form to apply. [CLOSED]

Who Should Apply?

  • Those who want to present papers or posters;
  • Those volunteering to discuss or chair panels;
  • Graduate students who want to present a poster.

Application Process


For those interested in presenting a paper, presenting a poster, serving as a discussant, or serving as a panel chair, please complete our proposal submission form online.

If you wish to propose multiple papers, please complete the form once for each proposal.

If there are coauthors on a paper, only one of them should submit a proposal.

If do not wish to appear on the program but want to attend the conference, registration for all attendees will open in February.

Call for Proposals: "The Diversity of the American States"


This year's conference theme is "The Diversity of the American States." Diversity can be defined many ways in the states, from identities such a race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality, to state institutions and economic, political and geographic variation. The beauty of the American states is the ability to leverage this diversity to develop and test general theories of politics with empirical models.

In the 2013 conference, we plan to organize panels around this diversity, highlighting the creative ways in which state politics scholars utilize this most important tool of state politics.  We also hope to have panels on datasets and methods that capture the diversity of the states, including new measures of state public opinion, elections, candidates, legislatures, race/ethnicity, gender, and public policy. We seek papers that leverage state heterogeneity to build, develop, and test innovative approaches to the study of American politics.