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

Elsa Bengtsson Meuller

Role: Treasurer
Institution: Goldsmiths 

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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Group Events

PSA Early Career Network event
04 Jul

'The Time is Now' - ECN Annual Conference is a hybrid event for early career/PhD researchers of politics. 


Our ECN Welcome Pack offers tips on topics such as publishing, conferences, networking and teaching, which are all central to the PhD experience.
Application for PSA ECN Accessibility Grant (ECN Member)
Call for Papers: The Time is now July 4th-8th Sheffield.
Symposium Call for papers- The State of Things