The American Politics Group of the UK Political Studies Association Postgraduate and Early Career Network Conference

4th July 2019, Eccles Centre, British Library, London

Call for Papers: “Continuity and Change in the Trump Presidency”

The American Politics Group (APG) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its second Postgraduate and Early Career Network Conference. The Eccles Centre at the British Library will host the event on 4 July 2019.
Thanks to the generosity of the British Library’s Eccles Centre and the UK Political Studies Association (PSA) through its ‘Pushing the Boundaries’ programme, we are able to cover the conference fees of everyone giving a paper and offer bursaries to contribute significantly to travel costs. Reasonable expenses will be covered entirely, including those of young scholars based in Europe.

The broad conference theme of ‘Continuity and Change in the Trump Presidency’ can be approached in various ways. Papers could, for example, take a long-term historical perspective when reflecting on the Trump presidency so far. We would also be happy to receive proposals beyond this particular theme. Papers or panel proposals that examine contemporary US political institutions or processes, foreign policy issues and/or political history would be welcomed. The conference organisers would also welcome papers that address comparative themes or relevant theoretical or methodological issues.

Proposals (no more than 150 words for single papers, 300 words for panels), as well as enquiries regarding the conference and bursaries, should be sent to Darius Wainwright ( by no later than 31 May 2019. This is an extended and final deadline. Panel proposals must not consist solely of male presenters.

The APG is the leading scholarly association for the study of US politics in the UK and also has members in continental Europe and the USA.