The MPSA Council congratulates Meegan Isenhour, CAE on her appointment as Executive Director of the MPSA and extends gratitude to Will Morgan for his service.

MPSA 2022-2023 Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program: Call for Mentees
MPSA invites junior faculty, mid-career faculty (tenured but not Full Professor), contingent faculty, PhDs currently holding non-academic positions, and graduate students nearing PhD completion to sign up as a mentee in the 2022-2023 MPSA Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program. Learn more, view the list of available mentors, and sign up here.

Save the Date for the 80th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference: Thursday, April 13 through Sunday, April 16, 2023, In-Person at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL

Exhibit, Advertise and Sponsor at the Annual Conference
We invite you to secure your chance to share information about your organization, its books, products and services, and network with members and attendees through exhibiting, advertising and sponsorship opportunities throughout the conference. We have some great bundle deals featuring options to get in front of not only in-person but also virtual conference attendees, expanding your outreach and visibility to more professionals in the political science community. Learn more here.




I feel privileged to be a member of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), whose commitment to advancing the frontiers of research, as well as preparing young researchers remains invaluable.

Given its track record, MPSA will offer me the leverage to hone my research skills and connect with scholars across the world. This will afford me the opportunity to contribute to the discipline of Political Science at a global stage.

Chinedu Ayogu
Department of Political Science,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria


I attended my first MPSA meeting in April 1973 during my first spring at Bradley University, and have attended and/or participated in every meeting since then except for 2012 due to a professional conflict. I have always found numerous panels of interest, enjoy connecting with colleagues (especially as the only political theorist at BU), and find the book exhibits very useful. My overall experience with MPSA has always been positive and Meegan Isenhour is wonderful about answering any procedural questions or concerns I might have. I can't imagine not belonging to and participating in MPSA.

Emily R. Gill, PhD
Caterpillar Professor of Political Science Emerita
Bradley University


Joining MPSA creates an opportunity for members to learn and connect with like-minded colleagues, initiate research projects and develop innovative academic ideas. MPSA provides all kinds of grant awards in recognition of its members' academic excellence and productivity as well as offering professional opportunities for career development purposes. MPSA staff are respectful, highly professional and always prompt in responding to inquiries.

Dickson Ajisafe, Doctoral Candidate
University of Pretoria, South Africa


Throughout the early stages of my academic career, MPSA has consistently provided valuable networking opportunities. Each year I look forward to MPSA as an opportunity to connect with colleagues at other institutions and to start building new connections.

Nicole Yadon
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ohio State University

New job opportunities have been posted to our job board! MPSA members can explore our curated listing of faculty positions (full-time and part-time), fellowships and postdocs, international positions and other positions after logging in here:

MPSA invites junior, mid-career, and contingent faculty, PhDs currently holding non-academic positions, and grad students nearing PhD completion to sign up as a mentee in the Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program. Learn more here:

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