Category Archives: Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for Executive Committee (2019)

From the Section Chair:

The Religion and Politics Section of the APSA is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for candidates to stand in an upcoming online election to serve a two-year term on the Executive Committee of the Religion and Politics Section. There are three vacancies on the Committee to be filled in this election.

Section members who wish to self-nominate as candidates should forward a short biography, including their institutional affiliation, to the Section Chair, Matthew Scherer, at mschere2@gmu.edu no later than August 7, 2019.

Nominees who do not self-nominate will be asked by the Chair to consent to having their name on the ballot. An online election will be held shortly after nominations close.

According to APSA online elections are administered as follows:
1. APSA will send an email to all current section members with a message from the Chair that includes the names of the candidates, candidate bios, the number of positions open, the voting dates, and a link to the ballot.
2. The ballot typically gives the candidates’ names, and the option of choosing yes, no, or abstain.
3. When the voting period has concluded APSA will send a detailed report of the results to the Section Chair, who will convey the results via email to the section. I look forward to receiving your nominations.

Matthew Scherer
Section Chair
Religion & Politics

Associate Professor, Director of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
http://www.cambridge.org/9781107026094

Hubert Morken Best Book Award – Call for Nominations

From Nukhet Ahu Sandal

Dear APSA Religion and Politics Section Members,

We would like to invite nominations for APSA’s 2019 Hubert Morken Best Book Award. The Hubert Morken Award is given for the best book dealing with religion and politics published within the past year. The criteria for the award include the originality of the argument presented, quality of the research, innovative methods, readability of the text and the policy or practical implications of the scholarship.

To be eligible for the award, books must have been published in 2018. The nomination should include a brief statement (250-750 words) summarizing the book’s contributions and why it is nominated for the award. This statement can be sent by email. As part of the nomination, publishers should send a copy of the nominated book to EACH member of the awards committee at the addresses below, making sure that the books arrive by the nomination deadline, March 15th, the latest.

Self nominations are welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact the committee chair, Nukhet A. Sandal (sandal@ohio.edu).

Committee Members Contact Information

Nukhet A. Sandal
Ohio University
Department of Political Science
Bentley Annex 259
Athens OH 45701
sandal@ohio.edu

Andrew Lewis
University of Cincinnati
Department of Political Science
301 Clifton Court
1102 Crosley Tower (ML 0375)
Cincinnati, OH 45221
lewis2a5@UCMAIL.UC.EDU

Jeremy Menchik
152 Bay State Rd
Pardee School of Global Studies
Boston University
Boston MA 02215
menchik@bu.edu

 

Call for Nominations for Executive Committee (2018)

From the Chair:

The Religion and Politics Section of the APSA is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for candidates to stand in an upcoming online election to serve a two-year term on the Executive Committee of the Religion and Politics Section. There are three vacancies on the Committee to be filled in this election.

Section members who wish to self-nominate as candidates should forward a short biography, including their institutional affiliation, to the Section Chair, Matthew Scherer, at mschere2@gmu.edu no later than August 10, 2018.

Nominees who do not self-nominate will be asked by the Chair to consent to having their name on the ballot. An online election held be held shortly after nominations close. According to APSA online elections are administered as follows:

1. APSA will send an email to all current section members with a message from the Chair that includes the names of the candidates, candidate bios, the number of positions open, the voting dates, and a link to the ballot.

2. The ballot typically gives the candidates’ names, and the option of choosing yes, no, or abstain.

3. When the voting period has concluded APSA will send a detailed report of the results to the Section Chair, who will convey the results via email to the section. I look forward to receiving your nominations.

Matthew Scherer
Section Chair
Religion & Politics

Aaron Wildavsky Award – 2018 – Call for Nominations

From the Chair:

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!

Submission deadline: April 15, 2018.

Committee Members:

Dr. Daniel Bennett (chair), John Brown University, dbennett@jbu.edu

Dr. Jonathan Agensky, Ohio University, agensky@ohio.edu

Dr. Michelle Margolis, University of Pennsylvania, mmargo@sas.upenn.edu

Weber Best Paper Award – Nominations Open

From the Chair:

The Weber Best Conference 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 (below).
Deadline for nominations: 15 April 2018 – Self nominations welcome!

Dr Stacey Gutkowski (Chair)
Senior Lecturer in Conflict Studies
Department of War Studies
King’s College London
stacey.gutkowski@kcl.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan C. Agensky
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Ohio University
agensky@ohio.edu

Dr Amelie Barras
Assistant Professor
Social Science Department
York University (Toronto, Canada)
abarras@yorku.ca

Dr Ben Gaskins
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Lewis & Clark College
bgaskins@lclark.edu