American Politics Group

JUST IN: Our 50th annual conference will be Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th January 2024 at Queen Mary University of London. More info here, and book your space here: JUST IN

Founded in 1974, and holding its first conference in January 1975 at the University of Keele, the American Politics Group (APG) is a Political Studies Association sub-group. It is the major professional organisation for researchers and lecturers in the UK whose work concentrates on the government and politics of the United States. We are a welcoming group that welcomes reasoned and evidenced debate about all aspects of US politics.

In early 2023 we launched ‘Exploring the 2022 US Midterms‘, a briefing on the 2022 US Midterms, which you can find here

Information about our upcoming conference is here.

You can find our news page here, and sign up to our newsletter here.

You can find information on our book prize here, and our 2022 book prize Call here.

You can find information on our paper prize here.

You can find information about the Rosamund Davies Research Travel Fellowship here, and our two 2022 travel fellowships here.

You can find our pages on the Political Studies Association website here.

You can find a bit more information about who we are here.

You can follow us on Twitter here.

Membership is not restricted to the UK, and APG conferences regularly attract the involvement of trans-Atlantic and European colleagues. The Group holds an annual 3-day conference in January of each year, an annual colloquium hosted at the British Library in London in November, as well as other events. In recent years APG members have raised money to establish a program of travel awards for UK postgraduate students.

You can find recent posts of interest (CFP, info on APG activities…) on our blog page.

If you have a call or news for our blog and/or newsletter that may be of interest to APG members send it to: &/or

You can find our blog below:

CFP: Historical Roots, Modern Realities: Nationalism Across the Americas

The UCL Americas Research Network, part of University College London’s Institute of the Americas, proudly announces a one-day conference tailored towards Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers and Practitioners, Historical Roots, Modern Realities: Nationalism Across the Americas, to be held online on Friday, June 28 2024.

APG/BAAS Annual Colloquium ’23

Welcome to our APG/BAAS Annual Colloquium ’23-24 blog post Occuring Friday 10th November, this event is held at the British Library