The ECPG Steering Committee and local organisers invite expressions of interest for section chairs and section proposals for the 2024 ECPG conference. We welcome expressions of interest from early career scholars, senior scholars, and from scholars of diverse geographic locations including the Global South and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as racially minoritised and other underrepresented scholars.

You may register interest as a team of 2 or more individuals. Preference will be given to proposals that are 1) highly original and show potential to attract the interest of a wide and diverse audience; 2) are put forward by a diverse team of scholars with different levels of seniority and based in different countries and regions (chairs should not all be based in the same country); 3) promote research and scholarship at the intersections of politics and gender, sexuality, race and intersectionality.

The Steering Committee may invite proposing teams to join together if they see scope for collaboration which would benefit the wider ECPG community.

What is the role of section chairs?

Section chairs will:
o develop a more specific description of the section within the broad topics below, or propose other ones
o write a call for papers, panels and contributions to their sections,
o invite and make decisions on the format of section activities (panels, open discussions, book roundtables, etc.)
o select (accept/reject) panel and paper proposals, and
o allocate participants including chairs and discussants to panels and other section activities.

The bulk of this work will be completed between February-March 2024. This is a great opportunity to shape the conference and network with other scholars in your areas of specialism.


We seek volunteers to chair the following sections or to propose new ones. This list has been developed based on feedback from the member survey. If you would like to propose a section that is not listed here you are able to do so though we will be able to offer fewer sections at this conference than at ECPG 2022.

● Politics of gender and race, racism, whiteness
● Gender politics in the Global South
● European Politics
● Governance and Public Policy
● International Relations
● LGBT Rights, Sexuality, Queer studies and Politics
● Political Participation and Public Opinion
● Political Theory
● Power & Representation
● Research Methods for Gender and Politics
● Social Movements and Civil Society
● Gender politics, democracy and violence
● Disability and gender politics
● Gender, political economy, European development policy

How to apply?

Please email a proposal with information about the team members, whether or not the section pertains to one of the listed sections above, and a 500 word description of the proposed section to Rossella Ciccia (, Robin Devroe ( and Ashlee Christoffersen ( of the Steering Committee by 30 June 2023. Please also feel welcome to get in touch with any questions or ideas before then.