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The plethora of emerging voices in the American political research space demands a collaborative forum for sharing their work.

CEG’s American Politics Conference will bring together a wide range of scholars—graduate students and faculty—with varying expertise and experience to present original research on enduring themes of American democracy, including elections, lobbying, design of political institutions, accountability, representation, among others. The work presented represents the cutting edge of modern American politics and meaningful contributions to the fields of political science and political economy. Topics covered, such as minority voting patterns and the impacts of election fraud allegations and judicial diversity, are particularly relevant to current political discourse in the U.S. Read the full release here to learn more.

The two-day conference will expand on the traditional academic symposium design by incorporating interactive, roundtable discussions, in addition to paper presentations. Roundtable discussions will be led by University of Chicago PhD students.

The American Politics Conference will take place on June 23rd and 24th, 2022 at the Harris School of Public Policy. A full program, including information on participants, affiliations, and presentation topics, can be found here


"The American Politics Conference will draw scholars in American politics from academic institutions around the country to present and discuss novel research. The two-day conference will feature paper presentations and research round tables to accommodate research at various stages of completion, from planning stages to ready for publication."

CEG Faculty Affiliate Adam Zelizer, conference co-organizer


Learn more about the CEG Faculty Affiliates spearheading the American Politics Conference, as well as the scholars presenting research at the conference.