Call for Papers: 2018 Shawnee Trail Conference

Shawnee Trail Regional Conference on American Politics & Constitutionalism


The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, a JMC partner program at Missouri, and the Center for Government and the Individual at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the Fourth Annual Shawnee Trail Regional Conference on American Politics and Constitutionalism. Designed to foster intellectual connections between institutions located along the former Shawnee Cattle Trail, the yearly conference provides scholars working on topics related to American constitutionalism and American political thought and development with an opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues in a serious but convivial setting.

Friday, April 20, 2018 • Antlers Hotel
Colorado Springs, CO

Deadline for submissions is January 12, 2018.

>>Click here to learn more about submission details.

Any questions regarding the conference can be directed to University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Assistant Professor of Political Science Steven Pittz,, or Kinder Institute Director Justin Dyer,

A list of papers presented at the 2017 Shawnee Trail Conference in Austin, TX, can be found here, in the Summer 2017 edition of the Kinder Institute’s quarterly newsletter, The Columns.

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