EUSA Eighteenth Biennial Conference-Pittsburgh-May 4-6, 2023

Event information
Venue:Pittsburgh, PA


The EU remains an exceptional political phenomenon, from how it is studied to how it interacts on the international stage. As the ways in which it is studied are evolving, so too is the scholarly enterprise enriched by the interdisciplinary EUSA community. One of the core philosophies of EUSA is that understanding the EU's past, present, and future is a project best undertaken by scholars across a broad array of disciplines, with a diverse range of tools and approaches. These include: critical, feminist, decolonial, and post-structural perspectives on the interaction of European power and EU integration; the EU as a comparative object of analysis, situated alongside states and international organizations; and the EU within the multilateral and transnational networks of interaction.

Therefore, building on the themes of the Miami conference, especially conversations about the historically overlooked consequences of colonialism, justice, power, as well as the role of the EU int he 21st century, we invite scholars to reflect on how to understand the EU as more than just a Sui Generis object, rather as a comparative polity and interdisciplinary subject. Through this theme, we seek to expand the space for a dynamic interdisciplinary conversation on one of the most important actors and political arenas int he 21st Century.

We very much look forward to receiving your paper and panel submissions for our upcoming 2023 conference in Pittsburgh, PA. In additional to traditional themes of EU studies, we have added a special call for papers and papers on the conference theme.

  • Political Behavior: Politicization and Euroskepticism
  • Democracy, Rule of Law, and Parties
  • Migration, Citizenship and Identity
  • International and Comparative Political Economy
  • EU and the world: Foreign, Security, and Defense Policies
  • European Integration and International Organization Theory
  • EU Institutions, Public Policy & Law
  • European and Transnational Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Social Movements
  • Conference Theme: De-centering EU studies: comparative, critical, and interdisciplinary perspectives

Application Process

Papers are welcome, but full panel proposals will be given priority in the selection process. Proposal for author meets-critics session and thematic roundtables will be evaluated on merit. Participants will be notified of the Program Committee's decisions by December 16, 2022. A Selection of the best papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy in 2024. To submit a proposal, look for the submission link at the EUSA website https:/ that will be available starting August 1, 2022. Deadline for submissions is October 14, 2022.

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This conference is organized and co-hosted by the European Studies Association and the University of Pittsburgh. The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence is pleased to share this event.