CFP: 2017 Princeton Graduate Conference in Political Theory

Call for Papers: Princeton University Graduate Conference in Political Theory


The Princeton University Graduate Conference in Political Theory will be held from April 21-22, 2017.

The Conference offers graduate students a unique opportunity to present and receive feedback on works in progress. Each session focuses exclusively on one paper. After receiving feedback from a Princeton graduate student discussant, each author engages in an extensive question and answer period with Princeton faculty, students, and guests.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Corey Robin of Brooklyn College/CUNY will deliver the 2017 keynote address.

Submission Information

We welcome papers addressing any topic in political theory, political philosophy, or the history of political thought.

Submission deadline: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Format: Please format papers for blind review, making sure to exclude any personal and institutional information.

Length: Papers should not exceed 10,000 words (excluding footnotes and bibliographic information).

How to submit: Please upload submissions as PDF files to the submission management platform, which can be found at:

Timeline: Graduate students in political theory will review papers over winter break. The conference committee will send acceptance notifications and paper feedback to approximately 6-8 applicants in January 2017.

Contact details: Please e-mail polthry [at] princeton [dot] edu with questions.

Funding: The conference committee will provide assistance for participants’ transportation, lodging, and meal expenses. We acknowledge the generous financial and institutional support of the University Center for Human Values and the Princeton University Department of Politics.

For more information, please visit the conference website:

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