Acceptance notifications for the 80th Annual MPSA Conference have been sent via email. Please respond to your invitation to participate here (you must be logged in with your MPSA username and password to access the system). 

Volunteers Needed! Discussants play an essential role at the conference by providing guidance and feedback to scholars looking to move their research forward. Professional-level members and submitters may volunteer to be a discussant or chair. Second-year graduate students may volunteer to serve as a discussant on undergraduate sessions (please note poster sessions are for in-person participation only). To view a curated list of open roles and sign up to volunteer, please click here. Please be sure to check your conference schedule here before volunteering to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts. A complimentary registration will be available for those who are attending the hybrid conference (either in-person or online) and are only participating as a discussant.

The preliminary schedule for all sessions at the 80th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference is available here. You will be asked to set your time zone before you can view the program. The online program is searchable by participant name, session format, section and date/time.




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

@VandyPoliSci congratulates incoming Asst Prof @roya_talibova on winning 2023 Pi Sigma Alpha, Best Paper in Intl Relations, Best Paper in Political Behavior, Kellogg/Notre Dame, Roger H. Durr, & Best Paper by Graduate Student Awards @MPSAnet!! Very excited to have you joining us!

If you enjoyed this article by @amycatalinac and Taishi Muraoka, you won't be surprised to see that an earlier version has won the Richard E. Matland Prize for " best paper by an emerging scholar in representation, elections, or voting" from @MPSAnet.

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