Call for Papers Association for Political Theory Univ California Irvine October 2019

(The Association for Pol Theory is our US counterpart)

2019 Association for Political Theory Call for Papers
Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019
The Association for Political Theory Annual Conference
University of California, Irvine
October 24th-26th, 2019

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Hagar Kotef (SOAS University of London) and
Neil Roberts (Williams College)

The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites proposals from faculty members, independent scholars, and ABD graduate students for its annual conference to be held October 24th-26th, 2019, at the campus of the University of California, Irvine. We will consider papers on all topics in political theory, political philosophy and their cognate disciplines, from scholars working in any field at any institution. We also encourage faculty members to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.

How to apply:

(1) Proposers must be members of the Association (membership is free). If you are not yet a member, please submit an application at: by February 1, 2019.

(2) Abstracts of 300-400 words are due by midnight PST on Monday, February 4, 2019 at: (you must log on to submit). Each member may submit one proposal and may be a co-author on one proposal submitted by someone else. The APT conference does not accept full panel or roundtable proposals.

Thursday Programming and applying for workshop panels:
This year the APT will extend some of its programming into Thursday by holding three to four workshop panels on that day.  Workshops of this type were formerly held during the first session on Saturday.  We realize that not everyone can attend the conference on Thursday but if you are interested in presenting your paper at a Thursday workshop panel, please indicate on your proposal form that you would like to be considered and that you are willing to fulfil the commitments it requires. Workshop panels will consist of three presenters and a chair; but instead of a traditional discussant, the panelists and pre-registered audience members will read all papers and prepare written comments for the presenters by the beginning of the conference. At the conference, participants will spend approximately 30 minutes workshopping each of the papers. We will designate these panels only after the PC has evaluated the proposals.

Additional Thursday programming will include other events such as the First Book Manuscript Workshop and a plenary roundtable featuring scholars from UC-Irvine and other institutions in California. A reception shall follow.

Chairs and Discussants:
If you are proposing a paper and wish to participate as a chair and/or discussant on another panel, please indicate your areas of expertise in the relevant box on the proposal form. If you are willing to participate as a chair and/or discussant without making a paper proposal, please fill out the form available at: Chairs and discussants must have a Ph.D.

Pre-circulation requirement:
Presenters on Thursday workshop panels must submit their papers electronically to the paper archive on the APT website no later than September 27, 2019. All other presenters must submit their papers to the archive no later than October 4, 2019. The archive will be password-protected so that access is limited to members of APT. Presenters who do not meet these deadlines will not be able to propose a paper for the following year’s conference.

Questions and assistance:
For questions about the program or proposal guidelines, please contact one of the Program Committee Co-Chairs, Hagar Kotef ( and Neil Roberts ( If you have any difficulties submitting a proposal, please contact APT at

To learn more about the Association and its annual conference please visit the APT website at


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