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. It opens a space that specifically addresses the interests and needs of postgraduates and early career researchers in an independent, peer-based environment, while still getting support and guidance from the Executive Committee of the PSA when required.

You can be a member of the PSA's ECN from when you started a doctoral degree until three years after the completion of a doctoral viva. Only £20 a year Membership - it's a full PSA membership, at a reduced price. Click here to join.


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Taylor Borowetz

Role: President
Institution:  School of Oriental and African Studies

Lydia Hiraide

Role: Secretary
Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London

Elsa Bengtsson Meuller

Role: Treasurer
Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London 

Caroline Leicht

Role: Communications Officer
Institution: University of Southampton

Thomas Ron

Role: Events Officer
Institution: University of York

Katie Pruszynski

Role: EDI Officer
Institution: University of Sheffield


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PSA Early Career Network event
02 Apr

The PSA’s Early Career Network is delighted to be hosting a free pre-conference Early Career Day, for those attending PSA23, on Sunday 2 April.


Our ECN Welcome Pack offers tips on topics such as publishing, conferences, networking and teaching, which are all central to the PhD experience.
Final programme: The Time is Now. PSA ECN Online Conference. 4 - 8 July. In this PDF, you will find all the information you need to attend this year’s PSA ECN conference which will be held online.
Would you like to host an event but don’t have the funds and support necessary? PSA ECN members can apply for member-led events grants. Find out more by downloading this file!
Application for PSA ECN Accessibility Grant (ECN Member)