On the day before the start of the annual meeting, the WPSA reserves a few meeting rooms at the conference hotel for affiliated groups to hold workshops in which they share research and address issues of common interest. Four groups have traditionally held workshops on these Wednesdays:

1) Environmental Political Theory:


Dr. Sarah Wiebe, University of Victoria

Dr. James Rowe, University of Victoria

Schedule for the day:

8:30am-9:00am - Informal gathering, coffee and refreshments

9:00am-10:00am - Introductions and updates

10:00am-10:15am - Break

10:15am-11:45am - Featured speakers and discussion of It Stops Here: Standing up for Our Lands, Our Waters, and Our Peoples, by Reuben George with Michael Simpson

11:45am-1:30pm - Lunch (off-site)

1:30pm-3:00pm - Teaching to Transform in Turbulent Times panel

3:00pm-3:15pm - Break

3:30pm-4:15pm - Planning for next year

Dinner (off-site)

Participants can join the Environmental Political Theory listserv here for more details.

2) Feminist Theory


Liza Taylor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Alena Wolflink, University of Denver


Lisa Beard, Western Washington University
If We Were Kin: Race, Identification, and Intimate Political Appeals (OUP 2023).
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Vicki Hsueh, Western Washington University
“Reclaiming care: refusal, nullification, and decolonial politics” (Contemporary Political Theory 2023)


Desireé Melonas, UC Riverside

Deva Woodly, Brown University


The book we'll read and discuss is If We Were Kin: Race, Identification, and Intimate Political Appeals by Lisa Beard. The article we'll read and discuss is “Reclaiming care: refusal, nullification, and decolonial politics” by Vicki Hsueh.

Schedule for the day:

2:00pm-2:30pm – Coffee, snacks, social

2:30pm-4:00pm – Book session (Lisa and Desirée)

4:00pm-4:30pm – Coffee, snacks, social

4:30pm-5:30pm – Article session (Vicki and Deva)

5:30pm-6:30pm – General discussion; organizational meeting

3) Latina/o Politics:

Wednesday, March 27 from 9am - 2pm

Location : Regency E


Marcel Roman, Harvard University

Schedule for the day:

9:00am-9:43am – Conservative Drift in Latinx Politics, Francy Luna (Graduate Student Presentation) Roger Cadena (Graduate Student Presentation)

9:45am-10:28am – The Political Consequences of Societal Rejection, Claudia Alegre (Graduate Student Presentation) Laura Uribe (Graduate Student Presentation)

10:30am-11:58am – Anti-Latinx Rhetoric and Institutional Bias, Jessica Cobian (Graduate Student Presentation) Michael Herndon (Graduate Student Presentation)

12:00pm-1:00pm – Mentoring Session

1:00pm-2:00pm – “How to Approach the Job Market” panel, featuring Dr. Ramon Garibaldo Dr. Alex Flores Dr. Maricruz Osorio Dr. Alejandra Campos

4) Interpretive Methods and Methodologies Workshop:

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 from 2pm - 5pm


Farah Godrej, University of California Riverside

Sarah Marusek, University of Hawai‘i Hilo

Our workshop will open with a celebration of Samantha Majic’s recent book: Lights, Camera, Feminism? Celebrities and Anti-Trafficking Politics (University of California Press, 2023) during the first hour. Prof. Majic will give a brief summary of the text, followed by Q&A and conversation. Reading the text in advance is encouraged but optional.

We will then move into a discussion of The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America by Sarah E. Igo (Harvard University Press, 2018) for the remainder of the workshop. All are encouraged to read in advance, in order to have a productive conversation.

Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to join this in-person gathering!