WSA Conference Information

WSA Annual Meeting

2014 Conference to be held at UW-Whitewaterlink

Friday, Oct. 10

WSA will join the Wisconsin Political Science Association (WPSA) for our annual conference on Friday, October 10, 2014 at UW Whitewater in Whitewater, WI.Some information is available now at Other details will be posted soon (e.g., hotel information, and so on). Online registration will open in April.

You must be a WSA member to attend the conference. WSA membership may be done online at our public Facebook page: You need not have a Facebook account to access the page.

The theme for this year’s conference will be “Glocalization: Theories, Issues, Practices.”  This theme reflects the fact that the process of globalization is not simply taking place in some abstract global or international dimension, but directly affects localities, be they states, cities, or rural areas, and the people who live in them—and, in turn, is also shaped by those localities and their people(s). Thus, we will welcome panel and paper proposals that reflect and analyze the political, social, economic, and cultural interactions between the global and the local in various ways and using a variety of methods. In addition, we hope to elicit with this theme a broader discussion of Wisconsin’s role in a globalized world and the role that Wisconsin’s political and social scientists do and can play in shaping the state’s future in this regard.

Submit paper and poster ideas today. All topics for paper sessions, roundtables, posters, panels, and other presentations are welcome. Submissions are welcome from faculty and students alike. The conference will feature traditional topics related to research as well as sessions related to teaching and assessment. Please submit your papers/posters/abstracts to Leda Nath, WSA President at nathl@uww.edumail.

Host a session or panel. If you have an idea for a session or panel and would like to preside, please contact Leda Nath, WSA President at nathl@uww.edumail.

Award nominations. Faculty should nominate a colleague for one of our three awards: the William H. Sewell Outstanding Scholarship Award; the George Floro Outstanding Service to the Discipline Award; and the Hans O. Mauksch Outstanding Teaching Award. Details for how to nominate someone can be found at

Students are also encouraged to submit papers to the annual undergraduate student paper competition. Details 

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