This event is co-sponsored by Global Metropolitan Studies and the American Political Science Association.
We are pleased to announce a first, online workshop designed to bring together the growing community of political scientists conducting research on urban politics in the Global South. This workshop aims to facilitate exchange among those contributing to our understanding of cities in low- and middle-income countries in different world regions. We invite submissions from across a variety of thematic areas, such as social protest, law & order, campaigns and elections, and public service delivery in cities.
To capture the array of exciting work currently being conducted in the field, the workshop will include two types of discussion formats. It will include lightning talks (5-minute presentations), as well as discussions of full-length papers (View Full Program).
Participants will be expected to read the papers in advance of the workshop and come prepared to discuss them; paper submissions should therefore be very polished, whereas lightning talk are appropriate for research projects that may be at earlier stages. The workshop will also include some networking sessions.
Workshop sessions will run for three hours over two days, October 27th and 28th, 9am – 12 noon PST.
Register Here. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants ahead of the workshop. Note that registered attendees are expected to read the papers in advance, and will receive access to a dropbox folder containing the papers.
We hope that many of you will join us for this novel event!