Founded in 1974, holding its first conference in January 1975 at the University of Keele, The American Politics Group is the major professional organisation for the researchers and teachers in the UK whose work concentrates on the government and politics of the USA. Membership is not restricted to the UK, and APG conferences regularly attract the involvement of trans-Atlantic and European colleagues.

The Group holds an annual 3-day conference in January, an annual colloquium hosted at the British Library in London in November, and various other events. In recent years the members have raised money to establish an intermittent programme of travel awards for UK postgraduate students.

Visit the website of the American Politics Group here


Annual Conference

The 50th annual conference of the American Politics Group of the UK Political Studies Association will be held at Queen Mary University of London, Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th January 2024.

Registration is now open here

Full details are here

Conference fees are tiered as follows:

Not in full-time employment (including PGRs): £95

Standard registration: £150


Contact Us

Philip Davies

Role: Chair
Institution: De Montfort University

Dafydd Townley

Role: Vice Chair
Institution: University of Reading

Katie Pruszynski

Role: Treasurer
Institution: University of Sheffield 

Josephine Harmon

Role: Membership Secretary
Institution: University College London

Peter Finn

Role: Website Editor
Institution: Kingston University

Join this Group


American Politics SG - Group Constitution
Supported by the University of Cambridge Mellon Fund Details and Application Process
2022 APG Rosamund Davies Memorial Research Travel Fellowship
Register free for our annual colloquium on US politics on Friday 19 November 2021
Submit your paper proposal to our 48th annual conference on US politics on 28-29 January 2022