National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Website: www.ncobps.org 

The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) is a professional organization that was organized in 1969 at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to study, enhance, and promote the political aspirations of people of African descent, in the United States and through-out the world. It aims to contribute to the resolution of the many challenges that black people confront. Our organization promotes research in and critical analysis of topics usually overlooked and/or marginalized in political science scholarship. We believe that our scholarship must address wide-ranging “real world” issues and not the narrow, and often manufactured, concerns of the discipline. 

NCOBPS has a broad membership of political science faculty, students, elected politicians, and policy analysts. Its members are committed to the study and practice of black politics, both here and abroad.  The scholarly interests of NCOBPS members span the range of political science sub-fields – political theory, international relations, comparative politics, methods, public policy, and American politics. The professional pursuits of NCOBPS members are similarly varied, ranging from public policy analysis to international consultancies to elected office. 

Please visit our website for more information about the Annual Meetings, Annual Awards and Graduate Assistantship Program, Inc. (GAP) scholarships guidelines and deadlines.

Date Formed: 1969
Executive Director:  
Kathie Stromile Golden, Ph.D
Interim-Executive Director
Mississippi Valley State University
14000 HWY 82 West
MVSU 5098
Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400 
PH: 601-750-7318 / FX: 662-254-3130

President (2011-13):
Tyson-King Meadows, Ph.D
University of Maryland Baltimore County 
1000 Hilltop Circle, 309 Public Policy
Baltimore, MD 21250
PH: 410-455-2194 / FX: 410-455-1021

2012 Meeting:
March 14-17, 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada

National Political Science Review 
Call for Manuscripts   

NPSR Editor:  
Michael Mitchell, Ph.D
National Political Science Review, Co-Editor
Department of Political Science
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85287-3902
PH: 480-964-3902

David CovinPh.D
National Political Science Review, Co-Editor
4131 44th Street
Sacramento, CA  95820
Email: covindl@csus.edu

See www.ncobps.org/?page=Awards for up-to-date information on NCOBPS awards and scholarships.

Manuscripts should be prepared according to conventional standards of scholarly publication. Specific guidelines are available at http://www.ncobps.org/?page=JournalPublication

Send communications and manuscripts to:

Michael Mitchell, Co-Editor
National Political Science Review
Department of Political Science
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85287-3902
(480) 964-3902