2021 APSA Religion & Politics Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2021 APSA Religion & Politics Award Winners!

Ted Jelen Best Journal Article Award

Winner: Ajay Verghese (Taking Other Religions Seriously: A Comparative Survey of Hindus in India. Politics and Religion 13(3), 604-638)

Honorable Mention: Andrew R. Lewis, William D. Blake, Stephen T. Mockabee, and Amanda Friesen (American Constitutional Faith and the Politics of Hermeneutics. Politics and Religion 13(1), 57-88)


Aaron Wildavsky Best Dissertation in Religion and Politics Award

Winner: Alexandra Blackman (“The Politicization of Faith: Settler Colonialism, Education, and Political Identity in Tunisia”)

Honorable Mention: Alon Burstein (“Terrorizing God’s Enemies: The Influence of Religion on Terror Group Activity”)


Hubert Morken Best Book in Religion and Politics Award

Winner:  Alexander Thurston, Jihadists of North Africa and the Sahel: Local Politics and Rebel Groups

Honorable Mentions:

John W. Compton, The End of Empathy: Why White Protestants Stopped Loving Their Neighbors

Amanda Hollis-Brusky and Joshua Wilson, Separate but Faithful: The Christian Right’s Radical Struggle to Transform Law and Legal Culture


Weber Best Conference Paper in Religion and Politics Award

Winner: Tugba Bozcaga & Fotini Christia

Honorable Mention: Kikue Hamayotsu


Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar in Religion and Politics Award

Co-winners: Jonathan Fox and Paul Djupe