Posted by: ISPP JSC | May 10, 2010

Conference Announcement: New Research on Gender in Political Psychology

New Research on Gender in Political Psychology
Rutgers University, NJ, March 4-5, 2011

Conference Website:

Conference Focus and Goals:
The study of gender in American political science is rife with unanswered questions that can be addressed fruitfully by the application of psychological theories and concepts.  We invite papers that address questions that fall within into two broad categories: women as citizens and women as candidates.  Because we are focused on creating meaningful mentoring and publication in quality outlets, this conference will be intentionally small (12-15 participants).  Further, we aim to enhance participants’ teaching of gender in their courses and to improve the relationship between theory and praxis.

Conference Highlights:

  • Structured mentoring groups composed of a mix of junior and senior scholars
  • Presented papers will be formally reviewed panels will allow ample discussion time
  • Multiple possible publication outlets for papers
  • Campaign consultant panel
  • Travel stipends, meals and lodging provided for all participants
  • Sessions on teaching gender and dossier preparation
  • Participant reunion dinner at MPSA 2011

Submission Process and Timeline:
To apply for the conference, all scholars must submit a one-page participant statement focused on how they will help achieve the goals of the conference, foster collaborative and mentoring relationships with other conference participants, and how they might benefit from participating. In addition, applicants who wish to propose a paper will be asked to submit a three-page summary of the paper’s theory, methods, and findings.  Scholars should anticipate that at the time of the conference the paper will be close to publication.  Not all scholars need to propose a paper; scholars can also be admitted to the conference as a reviewer and/or mentor.  We aim to accept a mix of junior and senior scholars.  Submissions are due July 30, 2010 and applicants will be notified of their status in September 2010.

Conference Location: Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Contact: E-mail with questions.

Conference Organizers: Angela Bos, The College of Wooster (, and Monica Schneider, Miami University (

This conference is funded through the National Science Foundation’s Political Science Program.


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