2020 Hayward R. Alker Award Announcement

The Interpretive Methodologies and Methods Conference Group of the American Political Science Association invites nominations for the 2020 Hayward R. Alker Award.

The award recognizes the conference paper by a Ph.D. student that best demonstrates the uses of interpretive methodologies and methods for the study of the political. The award will be given to a paper studying any aspect of political life that either (1) engages interpretive methodological issues or (2) reports the results of empirical research conducted using interpretive research methods. Usually, the award is given to papers presented at a conference during the academic year preceding the year of the submission deadline. Therefore, the award that will be presented at APSA 2020 is for work presented at a conference during academic year 2018-2019 (more specifically, between September 15, 2018 and September 14, 2019).

To be considered for the award to be given at APSA 2020, nominated papers must be received by March 31, 2020. Authors may nominate their own work. We also encourage chairs of panels as well as discussants to nominate outstanding papers from their conference sessions. One copy of the nominated paper should be emailed as a pdf or Word file to the chair of the award committee. Members of the award committee for 2020 are: Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Chair (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Carolyn Holmes (Mississippi State University), and Christian Sorace (Colorado College).

Please send nominated papers to Stacey Philbrick Yadav at philbrickyadav@hws.edu.

For information, please see the Award Announcement or visit the Awards page.

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