Democracy Research Network Mini-Conference - Call for Abstracts

Building on the proposals brought forth in the network’s kick-off meeting in September, the Democracy Research Network is pleased to announce its first network mini-conference, to be held face-to-face (venue to be announced), 10 February 2022, from 12:30 – 16:00. 

The aim of the mini-conference is to meet members of our network, get to know each other and each other’s work, learn how each of us addresses democracy in our research, and engage in a broader interdisciplinary discussion about the variegated forms of understanding democracy and what it might mean to our research network.

The mini-conference format

In order to bring together several yet diverse perspectives on democracy research, ten speakers from different disciplines will be selected to present in the first mini-conference. The mini-conference will be divided into three sessions. The first two sessions will be comprised of five speakers and each speaker will hold a five-minute presentation followed by five minutes to answer questions. Each session will conclude with a 20 minute round table discussion. The last session will be dedicated to a broader discussion about all of the presentations and what they mean for the Democracy Research Network.

During their presentations, speakers will tell about their field and focus of research and engage with the following question:

How do you address democracy in your research?


Call for abstracts

To participate as a speaker in the first Democracy Research Network Mini-conference, we warmly invite all members to submit an abstract that concisely and clearly states how democracy is addressed in their research. Abstracts must be written in English and should not exceed 100 words. The selected abstracts will be compiled into a booklet and published on our website for others to read.

We welcome applications from all the fields of knowledge represented in our university. The organizing team will select the presenters based on the diversity and on the quality of the abstract.

Submit your abstract no later than 10th of January 2022 through this link.

For more information, please contact:

Dalia Milián Bernal (co-organizer)