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The American Election 2014: Contexts and Consequences

On March 13-14, 2015, Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics will host the second biannual day-long academic symposium, The American Election 2014: Contexts and Consequences.  This conference will explore the dynamics of the 2014 elections, including trends at the national and state levels, their causes and consequences across the political spectrum, and the implications for the future of American politics, including looking forward to the 2016 elections. 

The American Election 2012Papers are welcome exploring a wide range of topics connected to the 2014 elections.  We anticipate receiving proposals in the areas of campaign and election strategies, foreign and domestic policy and the election, President Obama at the midterms, the role of faith, race, and gender in electoral politics, political party dynamics, and elections at the state level.

Selected papers presented at the conference will serve as drafts of chapters in an edited volume. The draft chapters will be submitted to Palgrave MacMillan as a follow-up to the American Election 2012 volume, appearing in print this May.

The symposium format is designed to facilitate feedback and discussion; therefore, participants are expected to attend the full day of sessions.

Proposals of not more than 250 words must be submitted by December 15th, 2014, to ensure full consideration.  Please submit proposals to Tauna Sisco at

About Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics:

Saint Anselm College and its New Hampshire Institute of Politics has become a locus of presidential campaigning, serving as ground zero for New Hampshire's first-in-the nation primary, and hosting more election events than any other venue in America.

Contact Information

Tauna Sisco
Department of Sociology
Saint Anselm College
(603) 656-6031

Jennifer Lucas
Department of Politics
Saint Anselm College
(603) 222-4151

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The American Election 2014: Contexts and Consequences

Recap: 2012 Symposium