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The 2016 Meeting will be held January 7-9, 2016 at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Caribe Hilton is accepting online reservations for the Annual Meeting.  Please use this link to book your room.  You can also call the Caribe Hilton for reservations: 1-787-721-0303.

For more conference information, please see our 2016 Conference Overview web page.


Latest Happenings

Post-Doc Opportunity!

A dynamic research team, under the leadership of Dr. Melanee Thomas at the University of Calgary, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for an innovative project exploring the links between gender, stereotypes, and political attitudes. Additional information about the project and the position may be obtained by clicking here.


Journal of Politics

The Journal of Politics is the official journal of the Southern Political Science Association, and is published quarterly by the University of Chicago Press.  A subscription to JOP is included with an SPSA membership.  

Submission procedures can be found here.  For more information, or to contact the JOP Editorial Office, please click here.

Welcome to SPSA

Thank you to all 2015 Meeting Attendees! The SPSA experienced record breaking attendance. We look forward to seeing everyone back in San Juan!

“Welcome to the website of the Southern Political Science Association, the nation’s oldest regional political science association. I hope you find our redesigned website informative and easy to use. Drop down menus allow easy access to information about joining the SPSA and also about the Association’s leadership, programs, and grants and awards.

The SPSA is committed to serving the broad community of political scientists and others interested in the study and teaching of politics. The Association hosts a conference each January which provides a venue for the presentation and discussion of the latest research in political science as well as opportunities for attendees to interact and network in a collegial environment. The SPSA’s journal, The Journal of Politics, is a leading general interest journal in political science, publishing theoretically innovative and methodologically diverse research in all subfields of the discipline.

I invite you to take a moment and peruse our website. If you are an SPSA member, thanks! If you are not a member of the SPSA, please consider joining. And a reminder: our 2016 conference will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico; our 2017 conference will take place in New Orleans.”  

-Ann O’M. Bowman, SPSA President