Duke Graduate Conference in Political Theory

Call for Papers: 2021 Duke Graduate Conference in Political Theory

The Department of Political Science at Duke University will host its seventh annual Graduate Conference in Political Theory over Zoom on February 26, 2021. Our keynote speaker will be Melissa Lane, the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton University and director of the University Center for Human Values.

We seek completed drafts of papers from graduate students on any topic in the fields of political theory, political philosophy, the history of political thought, or related disciplines. We particularly welcome submissions that will engage a diverse audience.

In addition to building community among graduate students from different institutions, this conference offers participants the opportunity to receive feedback on their work from scholars in the field. Each selected student paper will have its own faculty discussant drawn from the political theory community at Duke or the broader Research Triangle. Participants are expected to attend the entire conference.

To apply, please submit a full draft of your paper up to 10,000 words long as a pdf. The paper should be formatted for blind review with no identifying information. The link to submit is here. (A Google account is needed in order to sign-in to the submission form; please email us with any questions.)

The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-December. Accepted conference participants will be required to circulate their final paper by Monday February 1, 2021. If you have any further questions, please email dukegcpt@gmail.com.