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.

An Invitation to Section Heads, Chairs, Discussants: Nominate Outstanding Research
Did you serve in the role of conference section head, chair, and/or discussant at the 79th Annual MPSA Conference, April 7-10, 2022? MPSA encourages individuals with section or panel responsibilities to nominate outstanding research (presented at the 2022 conference) to be considered for a field, subfield, or career stage awards. The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2022. Learn more and start the nominations process here.

Call for Mentors: MPSA 2022-2023 Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program
MPSA invites faculty members to serve as volunteer mentors during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Mentors will work remotely with mentees in a structured format over the academic year. Total commitment is approximately 10 hours. MPSA staff will match one mentee per mentor based on the information provided by both parties. To learn more or volunteer as a mentor, please click here. The deadline to volunteer is July 1, 2022.




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

Congratulations to GLD Fellow @TBozcha whose paper "The Social Bureaucrat: How Social Proximity Among Bureaucrats Affects Local Governance," received 3 awards from @MPSAnet! Pi Sigma Alpha Award, Kenneth J. Meier Award, and Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar 🥳🧵

#WhySocialScience? Because It Shows Us How Families Can Thrive. Check out our latest post from Norma J. Bond Burgess of @ncfr

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