WPSA Conference Schedule 2024

Political Backlash and Its Consequences
Vancouver BC, March 28th-30th

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Please note that this schedule is subject to change.
Room Wednesday, March 27th 2:00pm-5:00pm
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Location TBD 35.01 - Feminist Theory

Room Wednesday, March 27th Time TBD
Panel
Location TBD 35.02 - Latina/o politics
Location TBD 35.03 - EPT-Environmental Political Theory
Location TBD 35.04 - Interpretive Methods

Room Thursday, March 28th 8:00am-9:45am
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Plaza A 1.01 - African Politics
Georgia A 3.01 - Author-meets-critics: Sharon Krause's Eco-Emancipation: An Earthly Politics of Freedom
Georgia B 3.13 - Ecofeminism, multispecies justice, technology
Balmoral 4.01 - Environmental Power and Policies in Latin America
Oxford 6.02 - Definition and Measurement in Studies of Voters and Representation
Stanley 7.01 - Immigrant Political Participation
Prince of Wales 8.01 - Economic Globalization
Cypress 9.01 - New Frontiers in Interpretive Research: Autoethnography, Photovoice Research, Reproductive Justice and Posthuman Legalities
Brighton 10.01 - Rights, Sovereignty & Administrative Law
Kensington 13.01 - Civic Organizations and Civic Life amid Democratic Erosion and Political Backlash
Regency E 14.01 - Antiracist Theory and Political Practice
Regency F 14.14 - Intergenerational Trauma and Justice
Regency D 14.21 - Violence, Migration, and Freedom in Contemporary Feminist Theory
Regency A 15.01 - Violence, Migration, and Freedom in Contemporary Feminist Theory
Regency B 15.14 - Epistemic Injustice, Violence, and the Law
Regency C 15.37 - Author Meets Critics: Waiting for the People: The Idea of Democracy in Indian Anticolonial Thought, by Nazmul Sultan
English Bay 15.40 - Global Decolonial Politics and Black Liberation
Plaza B 16.01 - War, Conflict, and Historiography
Plaza C 16.13 - Rule and Order in Classical Political Thought
Windsor 19.01 - Book Panel: Zein Murib's
Dover 21.01 - Political Communication and COVID-19 Public Opinion
Lord Byron 24.01 - State Politics and Institutions
Constable 27.01 - Public opinion & voter knowledge in elections
Cavendish 28.01 - Marches and Movements
Tennyson 32.01 - Ethnic Divides in Authoritarian Regimes

Room Thursday, March 28th 10:00am-11:45am
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Plaza A 1.02 - Political Economy
Georgia A 3.02 - Author-meets-critics: Radical Mindfulness: Why Transforming Fear of Death is Politically Vital by James K. Rowe
Balmoral 4.02 - Governing the Environment: Do Institutions Matter or Not?
Oxford 6.03 - Locating and Conceptualizing Gendered Identities
Prince of Wales 8.02 - American Power, Hegemony, etc.
Cypress 9.02 - Critical Interpretive Methods: Rethinking Vulnerability, Interrogating Crisis, and Staging Playful Interruption
Brighton 10.03 - Judicial & Legal Doctrine in a Polarized Era: Foundations & Current Trajectories
Kensington 13.02 - Political Party influence
Regency E 14.02 - Fascism and Anti-Fascisms
Regency F 14.15 - Indigenous scholarship and Epistemic Domination in political science
Regency B 14.26 - Beyond Westphalia and Liberalism: Struggles for Land, Relationality, and Fundamentalism
English Bay 32.02 - New Modes of Authoritarian Control
Regency C 15.33 - New Directions in Democratic Theory
Regency D 15.34 - Fascism and Anti-Fascism
Plaza B 16.02 - Radical Visions of Democracy
Plaza C 16.14 - Translation and Comparison Across Contexts
Windsor 19.03 - LGBTQ Identity, Survival, and Resistance
Stanley 20.01 - Towards a More Perfect Union: Public Administration and The Pursuit of a Just Democracy
Dover 21.02 - Public Opinion About Minority Groups in the US and in Comparative Perspective
Constable 21.03 - New Innovations in Race, Ethnicity, and Political Behavior
Georgia B 22.01 - Technology and Policymaking
Lord Byron 24.02 - Changes in Local Politics
Cavendish 28.03 - Women Candidates in American Politics
Tennyson 32.02 - New Modes of Authoritarian Control

Room Thursday, March 28th 1:15pm-3:00pm
Panel
Plaza A 1.03 - Authoritarianism and Democracy I
Georgia A 3.03 - Author Meets Critic: Life against States of Emergency: Revitalizing Treaty Relations from Attawapiskat
Georgia B 3.14 - Democracy & agency in the Anthropocene
Balmoral 4.03 - Environmental Politics Abroad
Oxford 6.04 - Intersectionality, Civil Society and the Economy
Stanley 7.02 - Exploring Anti Immigrant Sentiment
Prince of Wales 8.03 - China in IR
Brighton 10.02 - Judicial Legitimacy, Polarization & Political Crisis: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Kensington 13.03 - Anti-establishment Politics
Regency E 14.03 - Feminism in Coalition: Thinking with US Women of Color Feminism, Author Meets Critics
Regency F 14.13 - Theorizing with Literary Inspiration
Regency A 15.03 - Author Meets Critics: The Other Side of Disappointment, on Martel's *Anarchist Prophets* and *JUJU*
Regency B 15.15 - Affect
Regency D 15.25 - Theorizing Authority
Plaza B 16.03 - Extremism and Revolutionary Ideas
Plaza C 16.15 - Individual, Community, and the Public Sphere
Windsor 19.02 - LGBTQ Candidates, Parties, and Laws
Dover 21.04 - Emotions, Populism, and Public Opinion
Grouse 23.01 - Black Politics
Cypress 23.03 - Changing political citizenship over time
Lord Byron 24.03 - Federalism and Devolution
English Bay 25.01 - Pedagogical Challenges and Solutions
Constable 27.03 - Electoral systems & election administration
Cavendish 28.02 - Patriarchy and the Health of Women
Tennyson 32.03 - Repression

Room Thursday, March 28th 3:15pm-5:00pm
Panel
Plaza A 1.04 - Authoritarianism and Democracy II
Georgia A 3.04 - Relationality & care beyond the human
Balmoral 4.05 - Environmental Justice & Equity
Kensington 13.04 - Understanding Social Movements and Activism
Regency E 14.04 - Author Meets Critics: Lisa Beard's If We Were Kin (OUP 2023)
Dover 14.10 - Community Organizing and Political Praxis
Regency F 14.16 - Against Structural Injustice: Reparation, Apology, and Reponsibility
Regency A 15.04 - The Dispersion of Power: A Critical Realist Theory of Democracy, by Samuel Bagg - Author Meets Critics
Regency B 15.16 - Americans Love Hierarchy and Domination
Regency C 15.35 - New Approaches in Civic Republicanism, Historical and Analytic
Regency D 15.36 - Authors Meet Critics: “The Two Faces of Democracy” by Mary F. Scudder and Stephen K. White
Plaza B 16.06 - Interpreting Early Modern Politics
Plaza C 16.16 - Resisting Racial Capitalism within and without the State
Windsor 19.04 - Legislation Targeting the LBGTQ Community
Georgia B 22.02 - Putting the Public in Policymaking
Grouse 23.02 - CBOs, context and mobilization
Lord Byron 24.04 - Elections in State, Local, and Urban Politics
Constable 27.04 - Candidate quality & campaign effects
Cavendish 28.04 - Women Candidates in Global Politics
Tennyson 32.04 - Autocratic Elites

Room Friday, March 29th 8:00am-9:45am
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Plaza A 1.06 - Politics of China
Georgia A 3.05 - Compost Politics: Deaths and New Directions in Eco-Materialism
Georgia B 13.15 - Climate crises & environmental ethics
Balmoral 4.04 - Environment, Climate, and the Golden State
Oxford 6.05 - Academic Conferences, Violence, and Care Praxis
Stanley 7.03 - Immigration Around the World
Prince of Wales 8.04 - Alliances
Kensington 13.05 - The Political Influence of Unions
Regency E 14.05 - The Political Theory of Development: Dependency, Degrowth, and Decolonization
Regency D 14.27 - Political Collectives in Action: Empowerment, Sovereignty, and Militancy
Regency A 15.05 - Marxisms
Brighton 15.13 - Author Meets Critics: 'Hanging Together: Role-Based Constitutional Fellowship and the Challenge of Difference and Disagreement' by Eric W. Cheng, Author Meets Critics
Regency B 15.17 - Class and Community
English Bay 15.26 - Author-meets-critics: Jonathan Havercroft's STANLEY CAVELL'S DEMOCRATIC PERFECTIONISM
Regency C 15.27 - Kenough already! Rethinking feminist theories of patriarchy with Barbie
Plaza B 16.04 - Reflecting on Racial Politics
Plaza C 16.17 - Confucian Political Thought during Wartime, 1931-1945
Windsor 19.05 - LGBTQ Rights and Political Visibility
Dover 21.05 - Public Opinion Formation Around the World
Cypress 23.04 - Ethnicity and Race in Comparison
Lord Byron 24.06 - The Politics of Major Metropolitan Areas and Cities
Grouse 27.02 - Voting rights and discrimination in electoral politics
Cavendish 28.05 - The Impact of Women as Leaders
Constable 29.03 - Asian candidates and voters in the U.S. and Canada: race, ethnicity, and immigration generation
Regency F 30.01 - Racial Attitudes in American Politics
Tennyson 32.05 - Resistance against Authoritarianism

Room Friday, March 29th 10:00am-11:45am
Panel
Plaza A 1.05 - Conflict
Georgia A 3.06 - Environmental Activism and State Repression
Balmoral 4.06 - Seascape Stories: Envisioning Decolonial Water Relations
Oxford 6.01 - What We Mean When We Talk about Women of Color
Prince of Wales 8.05 - Terrorism
Brighton 10.04 - Violence, Conflict & Legal Structures
Kensington 13.06 - Exploring the Experiences of Political Activists
Regency E 14.06 - The Public Sphere in the Digital Age
Cypress 14.18 - War, Crisis, and Leadership: Jane Adams, Anne Duffourmantelle, and Conjunctural Analysis of Crisis
Regency A 15.06 - Explorations in Critical Political Science
Regency B 15.18 - Abolition and Freedom
Regency C 15.21 - Reconsidering Refusal and Care
Regency D 15.38 - Author Meets Critics: David Myer Temin’s Remapping Sovereignty: Decolonization and Self-Determination in North American Indigenous Political Thought
Plaza B 16.07 - Democratic Dilemmas
Plaza C 16.18 - Author Meets Critics: Dennis Dalton's Indian Ideas of Freedom
Windsor 18.01 - Panel 1 _ Film
Dover 21.06 - Attitude Formation on International Issues and Foreign Policy
Georgia B 22.06 - Subnational Policymaking
Lord Byron 24.05 - State and Local Public Policy
Cavendish 28.06 - Women Candidates in Global Politics
Constable 29.02 - Author Meets Critics: Claire Jean Kim's Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World
Regency F 30.02 - The Importance of Group Consciousness in American Politics
Tennyson 32.06 - Support for Authoritarianism

Room Friday, March 29th 1:15pm-3:00pm
Panel
Seymour 0.01 - Native American Politics and Perceptions
Plaza A 1.07 - Political Parties and Elections
Georgia A 3.07 - Technology and Environmental Philosophy
Kensington 4.07 - Protecting the Environment or Industry?: The Consequence of Policies
Oxford 6.06 - Intersectionality and the Politics of Crises
Stanley 7.04 - Immigration Organizations and the State
Lord Byron 8.06 - Domestic Politics and IR
Brighton 14.07 - Spatial Theorizing: Agency and Temporality in Urban Contexts
Tennyson 14.19 - Workers' Politics: Democracy, Mindfulness, and the Search for Freedom
Regency D 14.28 - Radicalism as Anarchy, Abolition, and (Good) Apologies
Regency A 15.07 - The Self and Self-Interest
Regency B 15.19 - Building A We Differently
Regency C 15.28 - Author Meets Critics, Inés Valdez's Democracy and Empire: Labor, Nature and the Reproduction of Capital
Plaza B 16.05 - Examining Modern Democracy
Plaza C 16.19 - Traveling With Traveling Theory
Cavendish 17.01 - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Political Development in the Unites States
Windsor 18.02 - Panel 2 _ Lit
Cypress 20.02 - How Government Design Affects Public Administration
Dover 21.07 - New Pathways to Contemporary Public Opinion
Georgia B 22.07 - Social Policies: Health, Education, and Welfare
Regency F 24.07 - Budgeting in the Western States - Part 1
Regency Foyer 26.01 - UNDERGRADUATE POSTER
Constable 29.01 - Confronting challenges and the need for political action and solidarity
Regency F 30.03 - Public Opinion and Political Behavior in REP Research

Room Friday, March 29th 3:15pm-5:00pm
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Plaza A 1.08 - Identity Politics
Oxford 2.01 - Crisis! What Crisis: Stasis and Transformation in Higher Ed.
Georgia A 3.08 - Misinformation and the Politics of Climate Denial
Kensington 4.08 - Public Opinion and the Environment
Lord Byron 8.07 - Norms
Regency D 12.01 - Weaponized Rhetoric
Brighton 14.08 - Politics of Visuality: Mediated Violence and Counter-Narratives
Tennyson 14.20 - Democratic Crisis: Fatigue, Resilience, and Empathy
Regency A 15.08 - Theorizing Structure
Regency B 15.20 - Methodology: Histories, Stakes, Approaches
Dover 15.22 - Reimagining the Competence of Ordinary Citizens
Regency C 15.39 - Backlash, Ethics, and Power
Plaza B 16.08 - The Economy in Political Thought
Plaza C 16.20 - Insurgency, Solidarity, and Left Internationalism: 1950-1975
Cavendish 17.02 - Race, Ethnicity, and Resistance in American Political Development
Windsor 18.03 - Politics, Aesthetics, and Difference
Regency E 24.08 - Budgeting in the Western States - Part 2
Constable 29.04 - Bridging local community activism and APA politics scholarship
Regency F 30.04 - The Role of Group Identity in Shaping Political Behavior and Attitudes
Balmoral 34.13 - Methods Cafe

Room Saturday, March 30th 8:00am-9:45am
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Plaza A 1.09 - Media and Politics
Oxford 2.02 - Re-valuing the Role of the Academy
Georgia A 3.10 - Bicycles, gentrification, environmental activism
Dover 5.02 - Executive Politics
Prince of Wales 8.08 - Conflict
Brighton 9.03 - If a poem we could read ...
Regency E 14.09 - Theories of Perspectivism and Their Uses in Political Theory
Regency B 14.11 - Populisms in Global Variety
Regency D 14.29 - Is there a Critical Tradition of Latinx Political Theory?
Regency F 14.31 - Resistance Practices in Political, Religious, and Cultural Frames
Regency A 15.09 - The Victim, the Subject, the Power of the State
Regency C 15.29 - The Democratic Urgencies of Black/queer/feminist life
Plaza B 16.09 - Understanding Political Backlash
Plaza C 16.21 - Fundamental Concepts in Ancient Greek Political Theory
Cavendish 17.03 - Trumpism in Historical Context
Georgia B 22.04 - Social Policies: Health, Education, and Welfare
Cypress 23.05 - Politics, Opinions and Race
Stanley 23.09 - Race and Ethnicity in a changing world
Balmoral 31.01 - What Does Innovative Pedagogy Look Like to Engage Students in Times of Social-Political Turbulences.

Room Saturday, March 30th 10:00am-11:45am
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Plaza A 1.10 - Policy and Politics
Georgia A 3.09 - Colonialism, ecology, livable futures
Dover 5.01 - Race, Truth Decay, and Executive Politics
Prince of Wales 8.09 - International System
Plaza C 11.01 - Diverse Candidates and Elections
Oxford 13.07 - RM-Panel-Addon
Regency B 14.17 - Anti-Democratic Rhetoric and Surprising Formations of Political Identity
Regency F 14.22 - Varieties of Democratic Theory
Regency D 14.30 - Feminist Theories of Consciousness, Embodiment and Structure
Regency A 15.10 - Republicanism
Regency C 15.30 - Relationality Beyond/Against Borders
Plaza B 16.10 - Rethinking the Political Subject
Cavendish 17.04 - Federalism, State Politics, and Public Policy in the United States
Cypress 23.06 - Reaching Marginalized Communities
Stanley 23.10 - Author Meets Critics: Moral and Immoral Whiteness in Immigration Politics by Yalidy Matos
Georgia B 22.05 - International and Comparative Policymaking
Balmoral 31.02 - What Does Faculty Professional Development Look Like in Times of Political and Social Turbulences?

Room Saturday, March 30th 1:15pm-3:00pm
Panel
Plaza A 1.11 - Undemocratic Politics
Georgia A 3.11 - Environmental justice
Dover 5.03 - Assessing President Biden's First Term
Prince of Wales 8.10 - Regime Type
Plaza C 11.02 - Constituency Considerations and Elite Behavior
Regency D 12.02 - Political Elite's Messaging and the Role of Identity
Regency F 14.23 - The Political Theory of Crisis: Existentialism, Affective Algorithms, and Utopia
Regency E 14.25 - Sitting with Loss, Imagining Freedom: Roundtable on New Books by Juliet Hooker and Lawrie Balfour
Regency A 15.11 - The Politics of Property, Finance, and Money
Regency B 15.23 - Theorizing Technology
Regency C 15.31 - Theorizing Public Policies and Institutions
Plaza B 16.11 - Land, Territory, and Property
Balmoral 31.03 - Poli Sigh: Navigating the Challenging Environment of Community Colleges During an Era of Political Backlash.
Cypress 23.07 - Institutions, socialization and learning

Room Saturday, March 30th 3:15pm-5:00pm
Panel
Georgia A 3.12 - Liberalism, humanism, anthropocentrism
Plaza C 11.03 - Legislative Process
Regency D 12.03 - The Influence of Media, Technology, and Communication on Democratic Outcomes
Regency E 14.12 - Storytelling as a Political Practice with Hannah Arendt and Company
Regency F 14.24 - Author Meets Critic: Black Scare/Red Scare: Theorizing Capitalist Racism in the United States
Regency A 15.12 - The Demos and the Boundary Problem
Regency B 15.24 - Grief, (In)Gratitude and Suffering: Emotional Responses to a Neoliberal World
Regency C 15.32 - Social Transformation: Rights, Revolution, and Repair
Plaza B 16.12 - Law, Sovereignty, and Nationhood
Cypress 23.08 - Identity in Politics

Room Special Meetings and Events
Panel
Thursday, March 28th 8:00pm-12:00pm
Grouse 34.01 - WPSA Executive Council Meeting

Thursday, March 28th 12:00pm-1:00pm
English Bay 34.11 - Guest Speaker - APSA President Mark Warren

Thursday, March 28th 5:15pm-6:45pm
Oxford/Windosr 34.09 - Graduate Student Reception

Thursday, March 28th 6:00pm-9:00pm
EnglishBay/Cypress 34.10 - WPSA Awards Reception

Friday, March 29th 3:15pm-5:00pm
Prince of Wales 34.12 - Meet the Editors - Welcomes
Georgia B 34.13 - Methods Cafe

Friday, March 29th 5:15pm-5:45pm
Oxford 34.05 - WPSA Business Meeting

Friday, March 29th 6:00pm-9:00pm
Perspectives 34.08 - WPSA Welcome Reception

Saturday, March 30th 12:00pm-2:00pm
Grouse/Seymour 34.06 - Section Chair Lunch

Date and Time TBD
TBD 34.02 - PGI Business Meeting
TBD 34.03 - Committee on the Status of Asian Pacific Americans
TBD 34.04 - Gender Justice Caucus
TBD 34.07 - Latina/o Business Meeting