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Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021

20-22 September 2021

Online via Zoom

This conference has now concluded.

Welcome to the website of the 2021 Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Annual Conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University in partnership with APSA! The conference theme, Politics in the Age of Uncertainty, recognises the upheavals of contemporary politics in light of, but not limited to, COVID-19, and invites an explicit focus on the causes, manifestations and consequences of the new political, technological and ideological constellations of our time.  

The members of the Organising Committee from the Discipline of Politics & International Relations in the Macquarie School of Social Sciences are pleased to announce that the conference will be run  between 20 and 22 September 2021. Due to the on-going COVID-19 and COVID-safe requirements, all panels and roundtables as well as keynote speakers will be held virtually on Zoom. The PhD workshop will be held online via Zoom on Sunday 19 September 2021. 

All enquiries regarding the APSA Annual Conference 2021 should be emailed to the Conference Secretary, Kelli-Lee Drake at

We look forward to your participation at the Conference! 

Conference program

View the conference program

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Key dates and deadlines

Abstract submissions opened
1 December 2020
Abstract submissions closed3 May 2021
Authors notified of results
4 June 2021
Registration opens
4 June 2021
Early bird registration closes
10 July 2021
Registration closes
4 August 2021
PhD Workshop
19 September 2021
20-22 September 2021


  • Australian Politics 
  • International Relations
  • Regional Studies 
  • Indigenous Politics
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Policy and Governance
  • Comparative Politics
  • Environmental Politics
  • Media Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Religion and Politics 
  • International Political Economy


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Contact Us

All enquiries regarding the APSA Annual Conference 2021 should be emailed to the Conference Secretariat, Ms Kelli-Lee Drake at: 

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