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Annual Meeting & Hotel

The 2020 Meeting of the Association will be held in Portland, Oregon, at the Hotel Monaco.

Thursday November 5 – Saturday November 7, 2020, inclusive. We expect there to be two full days of papers on the Friday and Saturday.

Details about booking the hotel will be available in the spring.


Registration: The online registration process will be available at Brown Paper Tickets, in the spring.

PNWPSA logo & words

A printed program will be provided at the conference.

The draft program will be available a few weeks before the conference.

A printed copy will be provided at the conference to attendees.

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 Monday October 5, 2020.

Please submit each individual paper to only one section to avoid possible duplication.


2020 PNWPSA Panels and Section Chairs

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
Laci Hubbard-Mattix
Washington State University

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
Edwin Taylor
Missouri Western State University

Political Psychology 
Kylee Britzman
Lewis-Clark State College

Political Theory
Thomas Hawley
Eastern Washington University


Poster Session proposals
Edwin Taylor
Missouri Western State University

Provincial, State & Local Politics
Kevin Pirch
Eastern Washington University

Public Policy
Season Hoard
Washington State University

Race, Ethnicity & Politics
Martín Meráz García
Eastern Washington University

Voting & Elections
Priscilla Southwell
University of Oregon

Other proposals
Robert Harbaugh
College of Western Idaho