Teaching religion workshop

From Tanya Schwarz:

Hi All,
Please share with your networks. Thank you!

The American Political Science Association is co-sponsoring a teaching workshop at the 2019 Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa taking place in Nairobi, Kenya October 24-26, 2019. Participants in the “Teaching about Religion and Humanitarianism in Africa Workshop,” will discuss approaches, pedagogies, and methodologies for teaching critically about religion, humanitarianism, and development in Africa. Need-based travel grants are available.

Submission details can be found here. Deadline EXTENDED to August 2.

Best,

Tanya B. Schwarz, PhD
Director, Teaching & Learning
American Political Science Association

Ken Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award – 2019

Ken Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award – 2019

The Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award will be given annually to a conference paper studying any aspect of religion and politics presented by a Ph.D. student in political science. The conference can be affiliated with any of the US-based political science associations or a conference affiliated with another association, such as the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the American Academy of Religion, the Middle East Studies Association, or the International Studies Association, as long as the paper was written by a student or students enrolled in a graduate program in political science. Papers written with faculty will not be considered. Papers presented at poster sessions are welcome. The award will be announced and presented at the annual APSA conference during the business meeting. The award committee is under no obligation to make an award if no submissions merit such recognition.

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations (self-nomination is okay) including an electronic copy of the paper and an electronic copy of the conference program listing to the committee chair.

Deadline for Nominations: May 24, 2019

Award Committee

Daniel Bennett (Chair)
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
John Brown University
DBennett@jbu.edu

Nandini Deo
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Lehigh University
Ndd208@lehigh.edu

Benjamin Knoll
John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor
Department of Politics
Centre College
Benjamin.knoll@centre.edu

Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award

The APSA Religion and Politics Section invites nominations for the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award. The Aaron Wildavsky Award recognizes the best dissertation in the field of religion and politics. Eligible dissertations have been defended in the last two years, and should make a distinctive contribution to the study of religion and politics, broadly understood. Please submit nominations to the chair of the committee – self-nominations are welcome!

Nomination Instructions: Please send a letter of nomination (maximum 2 pages) and a copy of the dissertation to the committee chair, Rebecca Glazier at raglazier@ualr.edu.

Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019

New Research Director – Public Religion Research Institute

Dear Fellow Section Members,

Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in Washington DC is seeking a new research director to lead its team of 5-6 operating at the cutting edge of current religion and politics and public affairs. They are looking for someone with a PhD and experience in the field managing multiple projects and a team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be in the public affairs mix with significant exposure. Please see the link below to read the description and learn how to apply. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to me at djupe@denison.edu.

https://www.prri.org/research-director/

If you don’t know them, please check out their outstanding work at http://prri.org where they also provide access to their data for researchers ready to download and analyze.

Best Regards,

Paul Djupe

Denison University Political Science

Weber Best Conference Paper Award – 2019

Weber Best Conference Paper Award – 2019

The Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper dealing with religion and politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting. The paper should address a timely and relevant topic, within the discipline and beyond, in a theoretically innovative and methodologically thorough manner. Please submit nominations to the chair of the committee.

Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019

Award Committee

Andre Audette (chair)
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Monmouth College
aaudette@monmouthcollege.edu

Amanda Friesen
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
amfriese@iupui.edu

Kerem Ozan Kalkan
Assistant Professor
Department of Government
Eastern Kentucky University
kerem.kalkan@eku.edu

Rachel Beatty Riedl
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Northwestern University
r-riedl@northwestern.edu