Please join us at our first in-person Women in Legislative Studies Conference to present your work (on something related to legislative politics), discuss exciting new legislative research, and get to know our legislative studies community! Topics could include research on comparative legislatures, state legislatures, the US Congress, and legislative representation.
When: Oct 21-22, 2022. We’d encourage participants to arrive on Oct 20th. There will be an optional (pay your own way) dinner that evening for people who arrive in time for dinner. The conference will run all-day on Oct 21st, and through lunch on Oct 22nd. Participants should schedule their departure flights for late afternoon/evening on the 22nd. Note: Rice is 20 minutes from Houston Hobby airport (best for Southwest Airlines) and 30+ minutes from IAH (United hub and everything else).
Where: Rice University, Houston, TX
Who: All women and non-binary scholars studying legislative-adjacent topics are welcome. This includes graduate students, post-docs, lecturers, faculty, and those in non-academic positions. In addition to research presentations, there will be mentoring opportunities, as well as sessions to talk about future directions for “Women in Legislative Studies.” Thus, you do not need to have a formal role to be part of the conference.
Costs: There is no registration fee. We will cover meals for all participants (except for the early arrival optional dinner). We plan to cover lodging for all those with a formal role in the conference (presenting your research or serving as discussant).
View the conference draft program here.
Conference presenters should plan to submit their papers by October 13th via a Dropbox link. The Dropbox link will be provided on our website soon!