Women in Political Theory: The Future Before Us

Political theory is seemingly always at a crossroads. Are political theorists still relevant? Is there still room for political theory in Political Science departments? With political theory graduate programs being cut, political theorists dwindling on faculties, there is good reason for concern. We, however, are not so pessimistic.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together the bright lights of the future of the discipline. Co-hosted by Richard Avramenko (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Brianne Wolf (Michigan State University), we will host a two-day conference at (possibly) the Ross Bridge Resort in Hoover, Alabama, November 17-20, 2022.

Scholars will be offered the opportunity to present and workshop papers, which will then be gathered for a special issue of the Political Science Reviewer.

The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy will cover travel, lodging, meals, and provide an honorarium for participants presenting a paper.

What: A conference gathering early career political theorists.
Why: To create a community of women who will be leaders in our discipline for the next four decades.
Where: Hoover, Alabama?
When: November 17-20, 2022


Carol Cooper (University of Houston)
Brianne Wolf (Michigan State University)