I’m delighted to share the Call for Proposals for the Information Technology and Politics (ITP) Section at the 2022 American Political Science Association’s annual conference. The conference is scheduled for September 2022 in Montréal, Canada, and proposals are due January 18, 2022. I’m honored to chair this year’s ITP program. Here’s a copy of the CFP and a link to submit. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have:
APSA Information Technology and Politics 2022 CFP
Deadline to submit proposals: January 18, 2022, 11:59pm Pacific Time
Submission website: https://connect.apsanet.org/apsa2022/division-calls/
Program Chair: Filippo Trevisan, American University, firstname.lastname@example.org
What will be the pandemic’s legacy on digital politics? The Information Technology & Politics (ITP) section invites paper, panel, and roundtable proposals relating to research on any forms of political activity revolving around, or shaped by, digital media and information technologies, broadly construed. We particularly encourage proposals connecting to the APSA 2022 theme, “Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards a Post-Pandemic Political Science.” The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare fundamental issues of (in)equality across different political systems. As we emerge from this crisis, information technologies and their uses will have profound implications for the politics of the future. Here, the stakes are especially high for marginalized and under-represented people. Thus, proposals that examine the role and experiences of groups that are traditionally discriminated against because of their race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, economic status, nationality, and their intersections are particularly important.
The ITP section welcomes proposals that tackle questions centered around, but by no means limited to, these issues:
- What opportunities and/or challenges to “democratize” digital politics have emerged during the pandemic?
- How do specific affordances of digital and social media facilitate or counter the circulation of ideas about race, sexuality, gender, disability, nationality, class, culture, and their intersections?
- What have political organizations such as campaigns, activist networks, and local and national governments learned from pivoting online and how might that affect their work long term?
- What is the role of information technology in spreading or countering misinformation and false information about health and related policy measures, politics, and elections across different political and cultural systems?
- How are calls for more regulation and changes in internet governance reshaping digital politics, both nationally and internationally?
- How are attitudes toward technology and its uses that emerged during the pandemic – including in relation to digital tracking and surveillance practices – going to affect future politics, both in democratic and authoritarian contexts?
- How can we innovate information technology and politics scholarship to make it more inclusive and representative of voices traditionally excluded from research?
The ITP section embraces a wide variety of methods and welcomes proposals informed by quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research designs, as well as innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. Ambitious proposals that blend theoretical significance with empirical and methodological detail are particularly encouraged.
More information about the APSA ITP section here
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