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Fecha(s) - 22/11/2024 - 23/11/2024
11:00 - 23:00

Latin American Political Methodology (LAPolMeth) Meeting 2024

The eight Latin American Polmeth (LAPolMeth) meeting will take place on-site on on November 22-23, 2024 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The meeting is hosted by Universidad de la República and sponsored by the Society for Political MethodologyPrinceton University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The meeting will feature a limited number of paper workshops, a poster session for graduate students, and two keynote talks by prominent political methodologists. Participants will have the option to participate in person or online.

This gathering continues our tradition of advancing the development and application of innovative research methodologies within the political science community in the region.

This two-day conference will feature a variety of workshop-style panels, a poster session for graduate students, and keynote addresses by distinguished figures in the field. We welcome submissions that demonstrate methodological innovations and research applying advanced methods to pivotal political and social questions.

While we aim to promote quantitative social science research in Latin America, we are keen to include contributions from scholars focusing on global regions.


We are very excited to announce this year keynote addresses by two distinguished scholars:

– Arthur Spirling, Princeton University.
– Michelle Torres, University of California.

Application process

The application process will be open until July 15, 2024.

To submit your abstract, please use the application form available on our website:

In the case that you experience any trouble submitting your abstract through the Cambridge University Press interface, you can alternatively apply following this submission form: 5R8 Dq96

Those interested in attending must indicate paper title, author information, and an abstract not exceeding 3,000 characters. Graduate students must indicate their intention to participate in the poster session.

The organizing team will notify applicants of its decision on July 31, 2024. Applicants will then have the chance to register from Augus 1st through October 11, 2024.

There is a small registration fee of US$10 and US$20 for student and non-student SPM members and of US$25 and US$50 for non-members, respectively. Registration is available at the event’s Cambridge University Press website.

To ensure that all participants have enough time to read their paper, participants are required to submit their papers no later than November 3, 2024.


The final version of the conference program will available on October 20th.

Event format

The event will feature parallel paper workshops, which will be restricted to registered participants. These sessions will consist of active discussions of previously circulated manuscripts; no presentation will take place. It is therefore imperative that all participants read the papers in advance and prepare feedback to ensure a lively and engaging discussion.

There will be a total of two keynote presentations at the end of each day. These will be open to the public.

The poster session for graduate students will be held at lunchtime on Saturday, November 23.

All talks, posters and sessions will be held in English. Attendees will have the option to participate virtually or in person