Mississippi Political Science Association (MSPSA) 2019:


Building a Better Future in Mississippi


February 8-9, 2019


University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi


President: Marek Steedman

University of Southern Mississippi


Vice President: Nathan R. Shrader

Millsaps College


December 20, 2018


Call for Papers



The MSPSA welcomes paper and panel proposals from faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students on issues related to the theme, “Building a Better Future in Mississippi.” In May 2018 the publication Mississippi Today reported that between 2010-2016 alone the Magnolia State had lost over 35,000 people and that from 2011-2015 the economic impact caused by outmigration of “brain drain” was a net loss of $1.5 billion for the state. We seek papers and panels which explore the causes and consequences of this crisis as well as potential solutions for strengthening and investing in our future in Mississippi.  Papers and panels on any topic are welcome. Contact Dr. Nathan R. Shrader at shradnr@millsaps.edu or at 601-974-1438 in order to submit proposals for papers, panels, or roundtables.