SAVE THE DATE! The National Conference of Black Political Scientists is pleased to announce our 54th Annual Meeting, March 8-11, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Join us for an exciting conference featuring prolific scholarship from the world’s top scholars and experts in the field of Black politics. 

Call for Papers (Submission deadline: Thursday, December 8, 2022)

In the aftermath of major political events such as the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack hearing, the persistent attack on voting rights and challenges in democratic elections, and the dismantling of individual rights through Supreme Court rulings such as Dobbs v. Jackson, scholars and activists are grappling with the new political era emerging since the Trump presidency.  As part of our theme for this year’s conference–Democracy on the Brink: Are We Headed into an Era of Authoritarianism?–we invite papers to carefully examine the political, economic, social, and cultural ethos discussing campaigns like Moral Mondays, the movement for black lives, Black Girls Vote, banning evictions, the electorate in the 2020 and 2022 election cycles, appointment and implications of the federal and state judiciary by conservative Republicans, and the reversal of privileges previously extended post-1965 to the wider citizenry, and lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information regarding submissions can be found here.