The PSA Modern Liberty Specialist Group is an international, non-profitmaking network of leading experts on modern liberty within the fields of political theory, philosophy, economics, law, sociology, history and others. Its mission is to support research on the nature of liberty, to organise scholarly events such as panels at the PSA annual conference, Specialist Group own conferences and events that aim to generate publicity and impact beyond academia.


The PSA’s network of 60 Specialist Groups offers a research focus for all members and covers a vast range of specialities within the discipline. SGs provide an opportunity for groups of academics who share a common interest in a particular area of the discipline to organise meetings, coordinate communications, and as outlets for research – as well as giving PSA members opportunities for developing their academic impact and professional development.”


Convenors can view the SG Handbook here.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions, do get in touch via or with Arianna Giovannini (, the Specialist Groups Trustee

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Maria Dimova-Cookson

Role: Convenor
Institution: Durham University

Avital Simhony

Role: Convenor
Institution: Arizona State University

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11 September 2019

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Specialist Groups Event event
28 Oct


Online meeting 2021