Political Demography and Geography Section (PDG)

A map of PDG's panel titles at ISA 2013

Welcome to PDG

The Political Demography & Geography Section seeks to bring together demographers, economist, political scientists, and other social scientists interested in expanding the transdiciplinary boundaries of knowledge. Studying political phenomena through the population prism presents opportunities to encourage, facilitate and disseminate research that could lead to novel analytical insights. PDG seeks to support and promote replicable research in this field that provides clear theoretical argument and gathers strength and validity from the empirical testing of hypotheses.


Ismene Gizelis | Section Chair
March 2019 – April 2020
University of Essex

J. Patrick Rhamey, Jr. | Section Program Chair
February 2017 - March 2020
Virginia Military Institute

See Governance & Leadership

Become a Member

When you become an ISA member, you can add on a PDG membership for a low fee. Membership dues help to support section activities and awards.

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