September 6, 2017, from 3 to 6 pm.
Institute for Social Research, Munthes gate 31, Oslo
We kindly invite postdoctoral researchers (or early career scholars in a similar stage) attending the ECPR General Conference in Oslo to participate in a mentoring session on career development. The event is organized by the Standing Group on Participation and Mobilization, in collaboration with the Standing Groups on Political Parties, Political Networks, Political Violence, Interest Groups, and Environmental Politics.

This event will take place on ‘day zero’ (September 6) of the next ECPR General Conference in Oslo from 3 to 6 pm. Note that the event does not overlap with the official conference program, as ‘day zero’ is exclusively reserved for registration. If you choose to attend, please make sure you arrive in Oslo on time. We hope that after a successful first edition last year, we will have another useful session this year.

From 3 – 4 pm: Feedback session on participants’ post-doc grant applications (each SG will provide one or more experts to provide feedback)
From 4 – 5 pm:  Info session on applying for funding (Dr. Sofia Vasilopoulou)
From 5 – 6 pm: Info session on getting your work published in book form (Prof. Alexandra Segerberg, ECPR Press)

You can register for the program by sending an email to Joost de Moor (j.de.moor@keele.ac.uk). Please do so as soon as possible, but no later than August 23, and when making travel arrangements, please keep in mind that the event starts at 3pm. Please also indicate whether you want to receive feedback on your funding application. In case you do, we ask you to restrict the proposal to no more than two pages and we invite you to send your proposals to Joost de Moor, also no later than August 23.
About the presenters:

Sofia Vasilopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. She holds a PhD in Politics from the London School of Economics. Her research interests are in European Union Politics, Comparative European Politics, Political Behaviour and Party Politics with a regional focus on Europe. Her work examines political dissatisfaction with democracy and democratic institutions across Europe. She currently leads an ESRC Future Leaders Project entitled ‘Euroscepticism: dimensions, causes and consequences in times of crisis’. For information on the project, please visit http://euroscepticism.org/

Alexandra Segerberg is an associate professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Stockholm. She works on political, philosophical and empirical theories of collective action, with a special interest in online forms of action. She worked on the ‘Mobs, Swarms and Networks’ project, which resulted in her seminal book with Lance Bennett on The Logic of Connective Action. She now works on the Digital Media and Civil Society Networks project, which was funded by the Swedish Research Council, and she is editor for ECPR press.


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