The Political Studies Association (PSA) is committed to supporting the next generation of political scientists through its Early Career Network (ECN). The PSA ECN exists to represent the interests of postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early career academics within the PSA.

Our Early Career Network a proud to announce their latest initiative Backbenchers a show presented by our ECN Committee and featuring the latest research from PSA ECN members and top tips from those who have navigated their way through PhD life. 


In their first episode of Backbenchers, our ECN talk about how to turn your PhD thesis into a publication with Dr Julianne K. Viola who has only recently gone through the process herself.

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★ If you want to have your research highlighted on Backbenchers, email and one of the committee will be in touch with some participant guidance