Research and Publishing

Why the 2020 census shouldn't ask about your citizenship status

A naturalization ceremony, in December 2015. AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File Jennifer Van Hook, Pennsylvania State University “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” On March 26, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that a citizenship question would be added to the 2020 census. This question,…


Politics in the Trump Era – A Curated Guide to MPSA 2018

by Chana M. Solomon-Schwartz  In less than a month, scholars from more than 50 countries will congregate at the 2018 MPSA conference to present research, connect with one another, and eat deep-dish pizza. With more than 80 sections represented, there are panels, roundtables, talks, posters, and…


When the elite abandon democracy – A Warning from Belize?

By Harold Young of Austin Peay State University “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As always, my first full day in Belize starts in my barber’s…


MPSA in 2017 - Accomplishments Worth Celebrating (video)

  This year was confusing at times and exhausting at others, but it also had its high points. As we say goodbye to 2017, we welcome you to join us for the MPSA highlight reel. Our thanks to everyone who played a part in making these projects a reality, including our program chairs, council members,…


The Top 5 MPSA Roundtable Audio Recordings (podcasts) from 2017

Each year at its annual conference, MPSA records dozens of professional development panels focusing on topics most relevant to researchers and to those who teach. Audio from the roundtable discussions is available to MPSA Members online by visiting the Highlighted Presentations Section of the…