The 2017 PSGSA Graduate Student Conference
has concluded!

Thank-you to everyone who attended our second annual graduate student conference. This year’s conference was by all accounts another success and we are excited for our next steps as we move to disseminate the rich discussion of our various panelists to the wider scholarly community.

If you have any questions regarding the 2017 conference or would like to know more about plans for 2018, please get in touch via our conference email: and follow us on twitter at @QueensPSGSA.

A very special thank-you to our sponsors, without whom we could not have held such a successful event:


Governance in Crisis?
The Politics of Participation and Polarization

Participation in Canada at 150 Years of Confederation

May 12-13, 2017

Following the success of our inaugural conference, the Political Studies Graduate Student Association (PSGSA) is pleased to announce our second annual graduate student conference theme: Governance in Crisis? The Politics of Participation and Polarization. As well, we are holding a special half-day focus on Canada 150, in honour of the anniversary of confederation, addressing any and all Canadian political content.

Keynote Speakers


Friday, May 12th @ 1:15pm

Edward Koning, University of Guelph

“More Politicization than Polarization: Assessing the Rise of Anti-Migrant Parties in Europe”


melaneethomasSaturday, May 13th @ 9:15am

Melanee Thomas, University of Calgary

Gender, Suffrage, and Political Participation:  Assessing Canada at 150



View the full programme of presentations and events:
Final Conference Programme