Information about our 2024 Women in Legislative Studies Conference will be coming soon!
We are excited to announce our second in-person Women in Legislative Studies Conference! Please join us to present your work (on something related to legislative politics), discuss exciting new legislative research, and get to know our legislative studies community. Topics may include research on comparative legislatures, state legislatures, the US Congress, international legislative bodies, and an array of related research areas, such as legislative representation; race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in legislative politics; legislative-executive relations; and much more.
When: Oct 26-27, 2023. We encourage participants to arrive in the morning on Thursday, October 26th. The conference will start at noon with lunch and a roundtable on professional development followed by paper presentations in the afternoon and a conference dinner in the evening. The conference will continue all-day on Friday Oct 27th, ending with an optional informal dinner. Participants should schedule their departure flights for Friday after 5pm or Saturday the 28th. Note: Brown University is 15 minutes from the Providence airport and 60-90 minutes from Boston Logan depending on traffic.
Where: Brown University, Providence, RI
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, professional development, and networking opportunities. Thus, you do not need to have a formal role to be part of the conference.
Costs: There is no registration fee. Conference meals will be provided for all participants (lunch on Thursday through dinner on Friday). We hope to be able to pay for hotel for 2 nights for those on the program, prioritizing more junior scholars. If you do not need funding, you can note this in the registration form. Participants will need to cover their own transportation costs.
View the 2023 conference program here.