Call for Papers

The 15th Annual Princeton University Graduate Conference in Political Theory will be held from April 28-29, 2023.

The Conference offers graduate students a unique opportunity to present and receive feedback on works in progress. Each session focuses exclusively on one paper. After receiving feedback from a Princeton graduate student discussant, each author engages in an extensive question and answer period with Princeton faculty, students, and guests.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Daniela Cammack (UC Berkeley) will deliver the 2023 keynote address.

Submission Information

We welcome papers addressing any topic in political theory, political philosophy, or the history of political thought. Papers related to topics in critical social theory and applied political theory are especially encouraged. 

At this time, we plan to hold an in-person conference. We will update accepted applicants if that plan changes.

Submission Deadline 

December 2, 2022. 

Format 

Please format papers for anonymous review making sure to exclude any personal and institutional information.

Length 

Papers should not exceed 10,000 words (excluding footnotes and bibliographic information).

How to submit 

Please upload submissions as PDF files to the submission management platform, which can be found at: 

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pptgc23

You will be asked to create an EasyChair account in order to submit your paper. 

Timeline 

Graduate students in political theory will review papers over winter break. The conference committee will send acceptance notifications to approximately 6-8 applicants in February 2023. 

Contact details

Our conference website provides answers to several common questions. You can access the website at politicaltheory.princeton.edu. Please email polthry@princeton.edu with any further inquiries.

Funding

The conference committee will provide assistance for participants’ transportation, lodging, and meal expenses. We acknowledge the generous financial and institutional support of the University Center for Human Values and the Princeton University Department of Politics.