2019 Conference Schedule & Registration 

CSPT 2019 Annual Conference 

Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall

205 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 

Paper abstracts are linked in paper titles. Full papers are available to conference registrants here; please see registration details below.

Friday May 10, 2019

10:00 –12:00   Roundtable


Chair: Karuna Mantena (Yale)

Russ Muirhead (Dartmouth College)

Asli Ü. Bâli (UCLA)

Ken Roberts (Cornell)

A. James McAdams (Notre Dame)

12:00-1:15  Lunch


1:15-3:15  Populism


Chair: Carlo Accetti (CCNY)

Maria Paula Saffon (UNAM) and Nadia Urbinati (Columbia), “Populism and Party Democracy: Partisanship Without a Party System

William Selinger (UCL), “Making Sense of Populism: Jean-Marie Le Pen and the French Antitotalitarian Moment

Discussants: Jason Frank (Cornell), Giulia Oskian (Yale)


3:15-3:45 Coffee Break


3:45   Spitz Prize Presentation: Tommie Shelby, Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform


4:00 – 6:00  ​Parties and Movements


Chair: Jill Frank (Cornell)

Thea N. Riofrancos (Providence), “Resource Radicalisms: The Conditions and Consequences of Popular Critique

Jean L. Cohen (Columbia), “Rethinking the Party/Movement Relationship in the Context of Populist Challenges to Constitutional Democracy

Discussants: Lisa Disch (Michigan), Lori Marso (Union)


Saturday May 11, 2019


10:00-12:00    Party and State

Chair: Alexander Livingston (Cornell)

Max Skjönsberg (St. Andrews), “The Eighteenth-Century Debate about Party from Montesquieu to Madison

Alexander Kirshner (Duke), “It's the State, Not Parties: Why Legitimate Opposition is a Preeminent Constitutional Principle

Discussants: Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU), Turkuler Isiksel (Columbia)


12:00-1:15 Lunch


1:15-3:15   Comradeship

Chair: Demetra Kasimis (Chicago)

Jordan Jochim (Cornell), “The Virtues of Faction: Aristotle on the Politics of Comradeship

Jodi Dean (Hobart & William Smith), “Four Theses on the Comrade

Discussants: Bryan Garsten, (Yale) Alex Gourevitch (Brown)


3:15-3:45  Coffee


3:45-5:45     Factions

Chair: Anurag Sinha (Harvard)

Harvey Mansfield (Harvard), “Party and Faction”

Michelle Clarke (Dartmouth), "The Questionable Virtues of the Medici"

Discussants: Alison McQueen (Stanford), Richard Bourke (Cambridge)


Registration is free and open to all, but is required to access conference papers. Conference attendees are encouraged to become members of CSPT: please find membership details here. If you plan to attend this year's conference, please register using the link below.