CALL FOR PAPERS – ‘ POPULIST POLITICS IN THE POST-PANDEMIC LANDSCAPE’, 6TH POPULISM SPECIALIST GROUP (PSA) WORKSHOP, 22-23 SEPTEMBER 2022

Call for Papers

Populist politics in the post-pandemic landscape
6th Annual Populism Specialist Group Workshop
22 – 23 September 2022

University of Brighton
(In-person event)


At the dawn of the COVID-19 outbreak, pundits rushed to announce the death of populism. However, reality suggests that populism remains a salient feature of con-temporary politics. It wasn’t just that incumbent populists survived the pandemic, but emergent populists have capitalised upon this opportunity, articulating classic but also novel political demands. This highlights the relevance of populism as well as its critical and reflexive study – and through focusing on its encounters with those topics already explored but also with emergent ones.

In contributing to the burgeoning field of populism studies, we welcome cross-disciplinary theoretical, methodological and empirical proposals that are related, but by no means restricted, to the following themes:

• Anti-populism and populist hype
• Pandemic politics
• Environmentalism
• Feminism
• Class
• Nationalism

How to submit your paper proposal

Please send a 250 words abstract in PDF form, including your paper title, name, email and affiliation to Giorgos Venizelos (george.venizelos@sns.it) by the 1st of June 2022. Please indicate ‘Populism workshop’ in the subject line.

We will notify applicants by the 1st of July 2022.

There is no participation fee but presenters should sort out their accommodation and travel themselves.

We strongly encourage junior researchers, researchers of the Global South, women and minorities to submit their proposals.

Download this Call for Papers in PDF.

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