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South Carolina Political Science Association (SCPSA) Conference - Spring 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED to Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

You are invited to attend and present papers at the 2018 South Carolina Political Science Association (SCPSA) annual conference. The conference will be held at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, 2018. We welcome paper submissions from all political science sub-fields, as well as full panel and roundtable proposals and volunteers to serve as discussants.  In addition, we also welcome submissions from related academic fields that explore research questions of interest to political science scholars.  Graduate and undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to present their work so that they can establish professional connections in the state and across the southeast region.

  • Deadline for proposals: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

  • Deadline for conference registration: Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

  • Deadline for paper submission: Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018

Proposal submission: To submit your proposals for papers, panels, or volunteer to serve as a chair or discussant, please e-mail If you are offering to serve as a chair or discussant, please indicate your fields of expertise. Participants may give more than one paper presentation. Panel proposals need to include at lease three papers. In case of a lower number of papers, panels will be merged. If you want to present a paper, please include an abstract (max. 500 words). The abstract should mention your name, affiliation, and contact information. 

Information about travel arrangements and directions to CCU can be found at:

2018 Meeting Registration/Membership Fees Include One Luncheon (Saturday 3/24).

  • $60 Faculty Member (Active or Retired) ($40 Registration + $20 Membership)
  • $30 Student Member (Grad/Undergraduate) ($20 Registration + $10 Membership)

For any questions, concerns or suggestions, please respond directly to Thanks for your consideration and participation. We look forward to seeing you in March!

Suheir Daoud, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
Department of Politics
Coastal Carolina University