Category Archives: Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award

From the Chair: 2016 Award Committees

Dear Religion and Politics Section Members:

I would like to invite all section members to become a member of our award committees for 2016 awards – the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award and the Best Paper Award (descriptions below). These awards not only recognize the cutting-edge work being done in the field but actively shape the field and the careers of both emerging and established scholars.

Please email me at eshurd@northwestern.edu to express your interest. Committees will be convened in December and awards will be determined in June and presented at the 2016 meeting in Philadelphia. If you cannot commit to serving this year, please make a note to nominate your best dissertators and paper presenters later this year.

The Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper dealing with religion and politics presented at the previous years APSA Annual Meeting.

The Aaron Wildavsky Award recognizes the best dissertation on religion and politics successfully defended within the last two years.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Chair, APSA Religion and Politics Section
Department of Political Science
Northwestern University
eshurd@northwestern.edu

New – “Section Awards” Page on Section Site

For information about, and especially to submit nominations for, the three Section Awards, please see the Section’s New! page: Section Awards.

The new page is permanent and can always be reached by clicking the “Section Awards” tab on the top menu above.

Reminder: Deadline for all nominations is March 1, 2015.

2014-15 Prize Committees – send nominations

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you to the many of you who graciously stepped forward and volunteered to serve on the prize committees this year. Committees have now been finalized and are accepting nominations for the Best Paper, Best Book, and Best Dissertation awards.

Please send nominations directly to the 2014-15 prize committee chairs:

Morken Best Book Award (2012-14): Prof. Amaney Jamal of Princeton (ajamal@princeton.edu);
Weber Best Paper award: Prof. Laura Olson of Clemson (laurao@clemson.edu)
Wildavsky Best Dissertation award: Prof. Melani Cammett of Brown (Melani_Cammett@brown.edu).

Thanks to all,

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Religion & Politics Section Chair

Letter from the Chair (October 6, 2014)

Dear Section Members:

Two important announcements from your Section Chair.

First: the Religion and Politics section is now on Twitter! Please spread the word and follow us @apsa_relpol

You can follow the twitter feed on our section website: http://www.apsa-section-religion-and-politics.org/home.html

Second: I would like to invite all section members to become a member of our award committees for 2015 awards – the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award, the Best Paper Award, and the Best Publication Award (descriptions below). These awards not only recognise the cutting-edge work being done in the field but actively shape the field and the careers of both emerging and established scholars.

Please email me at eshurd@northwestern.edu to express your interest. Committees will be convened in December and awards will be determined in June and presented at the 2015 meeting. If you can't commit to serving this year, please make a note to nominate your best dissertators, paper presenters, and publications later this year.

The Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper dealing with religion and politics presented at the previous years APSA Annual Meeting.

The Aaron Wildavsky Award recognizes the best dissertation on religion and politics successfully defended within the last two years.

The Hubert Morken Best Book Award is given for the best book dealing with religion and politics published during the last two years (2012-2014). The next Hubert Morken Best Book Award will be presented at the 2015 APSA meeting.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Chair, APSA Religion and Politics Section
Department of Political Science
Northwestern University
eshurd@northwestern.edu

Alert: Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award 2014

From: Iza Hussin, Chair
To: Section 11: Religion and Politics
Subject: Wildavsky Dissertation Award 2014: Call for Nominations

The Religion and Politics Section of APSA invites nominations for the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award 2014. This prize is awarded to the best dissertation defended in the last two years. Please send a short letter of nomination and a copy of the dissertation to the Committee Chair, Prof Ted Jelen (jelent@unlv.nevada.edu). The submission deadline is March 1 2014. Please direct all inquiries to the Committee Chair.