Annual Meetings

The 2024 PRL Annual Meeting will take place in New Orleans on March 21-22, 2024! 

This boutique conference brings together the best and most innovative work on partisan animosity, broadly defined.

The goals of our meetings are to:

  • Share top work on partisan animosity by the best researchers in the field.
  • Build connections and collaborations among attendees.
  • Generate innovative research ideas.

About the 2024 PRL Meeting

The meeting takes place in New Orleans on March 21-22, 2024. Attendees will arrive in New Orleans the afternoon/night of Wednesday, March 20, 2024, and depart afternoon Friday, March 22. PRL will cover domestic airfare, food at the meeting, and two nights at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter for all accepted participants.

The PRL meeting is a small academic conference focused on innovative work on the problem of partisan animosity, broadly defined. Papers should focus on the US case or the US case in comparative perspective.

Presentations will be in the form of traditional talks (30 minute talk, 15 minute discussant comments, 20 minutes for Q&A). We will likely also have APSA-format panel presentations (3 authors give 15 minute talks, 15 minutes for the discussant, and 20 minutes Q&A). If accepted, PRL will notify you of the format for your talk.

Apply for the 2024 Annual Meeting

Applications will open in fall 2023. We ask for a 1-page summary of your project and information about the current status of the paper. A strong application will include a link to a draft with analysis.

Please note:
  • International applications are permitted, but we regret that we cannot cover international airfare.
  • We welcome co-authored papers, but we can only support travel and accommodation for one presenter. The person planning to attend and present at the conference should apply.
  • Graduate students and postdocs on the market or entering the market in fall 2024 may apply.
  • You may submit more than one application/paper, but may only present once, if selected.
  • We will ask for final versions of your papers 2 weeks before the conference.


PRL’s First Annual Meeting

The first annual meeting sponsored by the Polarization Research Lab took place on March 2-3, 2023, at the Hoover Institution. We brought together established scholars, graduate students, community groups and funders for a conference designed to highlight emerging academic work and to develop a network of academics and practitioners focused on the problem of partisan animosity.  We covered airfare, lodging, and meals for domestic attendees. Thank you to all you applied and attended the 2023 Meeting!