2020 VIRTUAL Business Meeting – September 10

Dear Religion and Politics Section Colleagues,

Our business meeting will take place through APSA’s virtual meeting platform on September 10, at 4:30 pm (mountain time), followed by a virtual reception. All registered participants have access to the program and the platform – there will not be a separate zoom link.

Our business agenda is below. We look forward to seeing you and catching up on Thursday!

Best wishes,
Religion and Politics Section Executive Committee

APSA Religion and Politics
Section Meeting Agenda
9/10/2020 – 4:30-5:30 Mountain Time

Executive Committee 2019- 2020

Nukhet A. Sandal (Chair)
Amy Erica Smith (Chair Elect)
Güneş Murat Tezcür (Secretary/Treasurer)
Rina Williams
Chris Hale
Andrea Hatcher
Andre Audette

2020 Program Chairs

Andrew Lewis
Sultan Tepe


1. Section Chair’s Welcome & Overview (Nukhet Sandal)

2. Treasurer’s report (Güneş Murat Tezcür)

3. Journal report (Elizabeth Oldmixon)

4. Program Chairs’ Report (Sultan Tepe and Andrew Lewis)

5. Religion and Politics Mentoring Program Updates & Discussion (Laura Dudley Jenkins & Brian Calfano)

6. Research Awards Updates (Amy Erica Smith)

7. 2020 Religion and Politics Awards

a. Hubert Morken Best Book in Religion and Politics Award (presented by Rina Williams)
b. Aaron Wildavsky Best Dissertation in Religion and Politics Award (presented by Chris Hale)
c. Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award (presented by Güneş Murat Tezcür)
d. Weber Best Conference Paper in Religion and Politics Award (presented by Nukhet Sandal)
e. Ted Jelen Best Journal Article in Politics and Religion Award (presented by Amy Erica Smith)
f. Updates on Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar in Religion and Politics Award

8. Introduction of New Section Officers and Program Chairs

9. New business from the floor