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The Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service

PNWPSA Conference

Annual Meeting

Call for papers: The 2022 Meeting of the Association will be held in Walla Walla, Washington, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, from Friday November 11 through Saturday November 12. To book a hotel room, please call the hotel directly on 1-866-826-9422, and refer to this group to receive the group rate.

Please submit your proposal directly to the appropriate section chair, found below.

Poster proposals from undergraduates are also welcomed with the expectation that a sponsoring faculty member be in attendance at the conference. Poster proposals are not limited to undergraduates.

If you have any questions contact either Richard Elgar or the PNWPSA President Rob Harbaugh at

We look forward to seeing you in Walla Walla!

Registration: Register here:

Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.


You can read the association’s ethics statement here.

2022 PNWPSA Panels and Section Chairs

PNWPSA logo & words

The provisional program will be available to see here in October.

Hard copies of the program will be distributed at the conference.

The Cascadia Award

Awards will be presented at each annual meeting of the association for the best papers by a faculty member and a student.

See here for full details.

American Politics
Todd Schaefer
Central Washington University

Assessment & Pedagogy
Erin Richards
Cascadia Community College

Comparative Politics
Season Hoard
Washington State University

Environmental Politics 
Erika Wolters
Oregon State University

Gender & Politics
To be confirmed
for now email

Indigenous Politics
Shane Day
Portland State University


International Relations
Ross Burkhart
Boise State University

Law & Courts 
Rorie Spill Solberg
Oregon State University

Media & Public Opinion
Travis Ridout
Washington State University

Peace & Conflict Studies
Joe Huseby
Spokane Community College

Political Psychology 
Kylee Britzman
Lewis-Clark State College

Political Theory
To be confirmed
for now email


Politics and Pop Culture
Edwin Taylor
Missouri Western State University

Poster Session proposals
Richard Elgar
Washington State University

Provincial, State & Local Politics
Kevin Pirch
Eastern Washington University

Public Policy
Troy Abel
Western Washington University

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Christopher Stout
Oregon State University

Voting & Elections
Priscilla Southwell
University of Oregon

Other proposals
Robert Harbaugh
College of Western Idaho