2022 APSA Conference

APSA 2022 Conference

(hosted by ANU, through a collaboration between Crawford School of Public Policy, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and School of Politics and International Relations)

Conference program is available here. For more details, please visit the conference website or contact the Conference Convenors via apsa2022@anu.edu.au. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Members are welcome to apply for Postgraduate Travel Awards and Carer Support for Conference Attendance.

2022 APSA Conference: 
Reimagining an Uncertain Political Future


We are excited to announce that the 2022 Australian Political Studies Conference will be hosted at the Australian National University between 26-28 September 2022 (with Postgraduate Workshop on Sunday 25 September 2022). The Conference is jointly hosted by the School of Politics & International Relations, the Crawford School of Public Policy, and the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. The conference will be an in-person event. The theme for APSA 2022 ‘Reimagining our Political Futures’ recognises the upheavals of contemporary politics including but not limited to navigating a post-COVID world. We invite paper proposals with an explicit focus on how actors navigate uncertainty in contemporary politics and the possible trajectories of our shared political future.

The Call for Papers has now closed.

When: Monday 26 September – Wednesday 28 September 2022 

Where:  The Australian National University (in-person)

Conference streams:

  • Australian politics

  • Comparative politics

  • East and South-East Asian politics  

  • Environmental politics and policy

  • Gender and sexuality

  • Indigenous politics

  • International political economy

  • International relations 

  • Law and politics 

  • Pacific studies

  • Policy and governance

  • Political theory

  • Security/strategy studies  

  • Teaching/learning

Key dates and deadlines:

  • Abstract submissions open: Monday 7 March 2022
  • Abstract submissions close: Friday 15 May 2022
  • Authors notified of results:  Friday 3 June 2022
  • Early bird registration deadline: 31 July 2022
  • Final registration deadline: 2 September 

Registration fees (all prices in AUD and inclusive of GST):

  • Members (Early Bird): $300
  • Members (Standard): $400
  • Non-Members (Early Bird): $400
  • Non-Members (Standard) $500
  • ECRs and/or Unwaged: $200*
  • Student (Early Bird): $100
  • Student (Standard): $200

*Includes researchers on non-permanent, fixed term or casual contracts.