Parliamentary Studies is for Everybody Workshop

28 January 2022, online

A one-day workshop cohosted by the Parliaments, the Race, Migration & Intersectionaltiy and the Women & Politics specialist groups of the PSA.

Inspired by the recent textbook, Political Science is for Everybody, the ParliamentsRace, Migration & Intersectionality, and Women & Politics specialist groups of the UK Political Studies Association are organising a workshop entitled Parliamentary Studies is for Everybody.

The aim of the workshop is to explore parliaments (and legislatures) at the intersections: how different groups of people engage with, access, navigate and experience parliaments; how parliaments and particular parliamentary institutions might be biased towards certain groups; and how this context might influence parliamentary activity, legislative outcomes and the broader policy-making process.

The workshop will be held via Zoom on Friday 28th January 2022. The format of the workshop will be that we focus on each paper in turn with authors providing only a brief introduction, followed by an in-depth discussion, intended to improve the paper. To this end, everyone will be expected to distribute their working papers a week beforehand to give other participants enough time to read them all and draw up comments.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please email a title and 200-word abstract to Stephen Holden Bates by 29th October 2021. We welcome applications from PhD students to professors, and we do not have any preference in terms of theory and method, or on which parliament(s) and/or legislature(s) you study. We particularly welcome applications from people who are from underrepresented groups in political science and academia more broadly.

Online - details to be sent after registration