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Southern Political Science Association (SPSA)
Online - 2021

Originally set to take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, all SPSA/WSSR workshops will now take place LIVE online* from January 6th to the 9th.
Registration for the WSSR workshops is now open. Register early to take advantage of reduced conference rates.
If you have already completed your registration for the SPSA meeting, but would like to add a WSSR workshop, please contact
*Note: registered participants will also have access to all workshop recordings until March 15th 2021.

We will be offering workshops in the following areas:

Qualitative Research Methods and Methodologies

"Case-Based Research and Causal Case Study Designs" with Dr. Derek Beach, Professor of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark
"Process-Tracing Methods" with Dr. Andrew Bennett, Professor of Government, Georgetown University
"Discourse Analysis" with Dr. Lea Sgier, Senior Lecturer, University of Geneva - Senior Researcher, University of Applied Arts and Sciences (Social Work)
"Elucidating Concepts in the Social Sciences" with Dr. Frederic Schaffer, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis

"Citizen Choice - Analyzing Voting in Recent National Elections in the US, Canada and Great Britain" with Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
"Generalized Linear Regression Models for Social Scientists"
with Dr. Jeff Gill, Distinguished Professor, Departments of Government and Mathematics & Statistics, Director, Center for Data Science, American University
"Experiments in the Social Sciences" with Dr. Donald P. Green, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
"Introduction to Time Series Analysis"
with Dr. Guy Whitten, Professor and Director, European Union Center, Texas A & M University

Substantive Topics and More...

"Inequality and Participation in Democracy" with Dr. Thomas Bryer, Professor, Public Administration, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs, University of Central Florida
"Analyzing the Effects of COVID-19 on Advanced Industrial Economies"
with Kevin Page, Canada's First Parliamentary Budget Officer and Founding President and CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, University of Ottawa
"Writing, Revising and Submitting for Publication" with Dr. Diana L. Gustafson, Professor of Social Science and Health, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University
"Knowledge Mobilization: Moving your information out of the ivory tower and into the mainstream" with Dr. Shannon Sampert, Communications Consultant, Columnist and Owner of Media Diva
Workshops will take place virtually live from January 6th to the 9th. Participants that register will also be able to access workshop recordings.


SPSA Membership, Conference and Workshop Rates

SPSA Membership Rates (in US dollars):

Membership Type JOP Subscription: Electronic JOP Subscription: Electronic and Print
Professional $75 $95
Retired $50 $70
Student $30 $50


SPSA Virtual Conference Rates (in US dollars):

In 2021, the SPSA is offering reduced conference fees, see the table below:

Membership Type On or Before November 30 December 1 thru January 1 Starting January 2
Professional $89 $139 $189
Retired/Student $64 $114 $164
NonMember $214 $264 $314


WSSR/SPSA Workshop Rates (in US dollars):

Note that registration for WSSR/SPSA workshops must be done through the SPSA's conference registration page.

Workshop Length*  
Half-day (1 session)
Full-day (2 sessions) $109

*see SPSA registration page under "attendee selections" for individual workshop pricing

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