2022 National Student Research Conference

The ninth annual Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference will take place Friday-Sunday, March 4-6, 2022 and is a fully-virtual event. The conference seeks to promote undergraduate student research, equip undergraduates with the tools they need to be successful in their future careers, and bring together students interested in political science from all over the country to connect and engage with one another. Please join us for this exciting event, which will provide a highly interactive forum for students to share their research, participate in professional development panels and workshops, and network with their student peers, as well as Pi Sigma Alpha alumni currently working in a range of settings. 

Proposal and Eligibility Details: All Pi Sigma Alpha members who are current undergraduates are eligible to submit a proposal, consisting of a 250-word abstract and title. The committee is interested in all proposals focused on an issue relevant to political science. Selected proposals are often grouped into substantive themes common to political science including American politics, international relations and comparative politics, and political theory; however, this year, we are also particularly interested in proposals exploring issues related to race, ethnicity, and politics and/or environmental politics. Abstract proposals can be submitted here.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 3, 2021

The conference is free and open to the public. More information about registration and other conference details are forthcoming. Do you have questions about the conference? Reach out to the PSA national office (office@pisigmaalpha.org).

Faculty Program Committee:

Emily Farris (Texas Christian University), co-chair
Daniel Maliniak (The College of William & Mary), co-chair
Laura van Assendelft (Mary Baldwin University), committee member ex officio

"By attending the Pi Sigma Alpha undergraduate conference, I had the opportunity to receive feedback on my presentation that was extremely helpful and valuable to me as I continue to conduct research. Perhaps the most valuable experience was listening and talking to other presenters. I can bring the information I learned at this conference back to my home university to help our students learn more about the field of political science as well as the importance of undergraduate research and scholarship."

Greta Frost, Youngstown State University