Latest News

You can now submit your abstract for the 2016 Meeting in San Juan! Please take a look at the 2016 Call for Proposals or visit All Academic to upload an abstract! The 2016 Meeting will be held January 7-9, 2016 at the Caribe Hilton.

Latest Happenings

The Southern Association of Public Opinion Research is holding its Annual Meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, October 1-2, 2015.  For more information, please click here to view their Call for Participation

Journal of Politics

The Southern Political Science Association and the Journal of Politics are proud to introduce the new Editorial Team, whose term formally began 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

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