Founded in 1974, and holding its first conference in January 1975 at the University of Keele, the American Politics Group is a Political Studies Association sub-group. It is the major professional organisation for researchers and lecturers in the UK whose work concentrates on the government and politics of the United States. Membership is not restricted to the UK, and APG conferences regularly attract the involvement of trans-Atlantic and European colleagues. The Group holds an annual 3-day conference in January of each year, an annual colloquium hosted at the British Library in London in November, as well as other events. In recent years APG members have raised money to establish a program of travel awards for UK postgraduate students.

 

Committee members 

Chair: Dr Clodagh Harrington, Department of Politics and Public Policy, De Montfort University, Hugh Aston Building, The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom. Phone: +44 (0)116 207 8785 Email: cmharrington@dmu.ac.uk

Vice-Chair: Dr Mara Oliva, Department of History, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH. Email: m.oliva@reading.ac.uk

Treasurer: Dafydd Townley, Department of History, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH. Email: d.townley@reading.ac.uk

Website editor: Darius Wainwright, Department of History, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH. Email: darius.wainwright@pgr.reading.ac.uk