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Annual Meeting & Hotel

The 2017 Meeting of the Association will be held in Seattle, Washington, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Thursday October 12 – Saturday October 14, 2017, inclusive. We expect there to be two full days of papers on the Friday and Saturday.

We have arranged a special rate of $189 + tax ($209 for triple occupancy, $229 for quadruple occupancy) for a limited number rooms. To make a reservation please go to:

This rate is good until September 12, 2017.

Registration: The online registration process is available at Brown Paper Tickets.

PNWPSA logo & words

A printed program will be provided at the conference.


Call for papers and posters

Contact the appropriate section chair to propose papers, or posters, or to serve as a panel chair, or discussant. The Association welcomes participation of political science faculty and faculty from related disciplines. We also welcome proposals from advanced graduate students, but a letter of endorsement by a faculty sponsor must accompany the proposal. If you have any questions, please email Richard Elgar.

Poster submissions are open to all, and undergraduate submissions are also welcomed with the expectation that a sponsoring faculty member be in attendance at the conference.

Proposals are welcome as soon as possible. The deadline for receiving paper or poster proposals is August 30, 2017.


2017 PNWPSA Panels and Section Chairs

American Politics
Becca Thorpe
University of Washington

Comparative Politics
Ashly Townsen
Washington State University

Environmental Politics 
David Sousa
University of Puget Sound

Sarah Henderson
Oregon State University

Indigenous Politics
Burke Hendrix
University of Oregon

Intelligence Studies
Nicole Drumhiller
American Military University

International Relations
Ross Burkhart
Boise State University

Law & Courts
Lori Hausegger
Boise State University

Media & Public Opinion co-chair
Travis Ridout
Washington State University

Media & Public Opinion co-chair
Sanne Rijkhoff
University of Calgary

Provincial, State & Local Politics
Kevin Pirch
Eastern Washington University

Peace & Conflict Studies
Edwin Taylor
Missouri Western State University

Political Psychology
Todd Donovan
Western Washington University

Other proposals
Edwin Taylor
Missouri Western State University

Political Theory
Rachel Sanders
Portland State University

Poster Session proposals
Edwin Taylor
Missouri Western State University

Public Policy
Carolyn Long
Washington State University Vancouver

Race, Ethnicity & Politics co-chair
Chris Stout
Oregon State University

Race, Ethnicity & Politics co-chair
Martín Meráz García
Eastern Washington University

Teaching & Learning
Erin Richards
Cascadia Community College

Voting & Elections
Priscilla Southwell
University of Oregon