Latest News

After two days of amendments and debate, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations bill (H.R. 4660) on May 30.  This bill would provide increased FY 2015 funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF), Census Bureau, National Institute of Justice, among other agencies.

Latest Happenings

There will be a number of exciting panels at the upcoming conference. Please check the 2015 Conference Overview regularly for updates.

Journal of Politics

The Southern Political Science Association and the Journal of Politics are proud to announce the new Editorial Team, whose term formally begins January 1, 2015: Jeffery Jenkins (Editor-in Chief, American Institutions), Lisa Ellis (Political Theory), Sean Gailmard (Formal Theory/Methods), Lanny Martin (Comparative Politics), Jennifer Merolla (American Behavior), and William Reed (International Relations).

Welcome to SPSA

The Southern Political Science Association is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 Annual Meeting.
Please take a look at the 2015 Call for Proposals. You can submit your abstract using All Academic. If you have a profile from the 2014 Meeting, you do not need to create a new profile.

Carsey pic2“Greetings to all members and friends of the SPSA, and welcome to our new website! We hope you will find this website informative and easy to use. We have simple drop down menus that allows easy access to information about the SPSA, including how to become a member, our leadership, our programs, our grants and awards, and other opportunities. We also provide information about our upcoming conference in New Orleans and the Journal of Politics. Through our website you can submit a proposal and register for the conference, find information about the Journal of Politics, and find liks to submit a manuscript to JOP.

This has been a year of change for the SPSA. In addition to our new website, we have changed our logo, installed a new team of Editors for the Journal of Politics, and selected the University of Chicago Press to become JOP’s new publisher next year. All of these changes will help the SPSA better support the political science community. While we have made many changes, one thing remains the same – our deep commitment to serving the broad community of political scientists and those interested in the study of politics.”

—Thomas Carsey, SPSA President