Category Archives: APSA

APSA Educate

Dear Religion and Politics Section Members,

We received the following communication from Bennett L. Grubbs (Editor, APSA Educate) and wanted to draw your attention to this worthwhile initiative:

I hope this message finds you and your families well. As you know, many faculty have been required to move their courses online in the face of campus closures. In light of the urgent need for space to share teaching materials, we are launching a beta version of APSA’s new teaching resource library, “Educate,” ahead of schedule.

We are currently soliciting submissions of resources to form the foundation of our library and want to ensure that teaching materials focused on​ Religion and Politics are well represented. With that in mind, we hope that you will consider submitting materials to Educate and sharing this invitation with your fellow section members.

You are welcome to submit a favorite course syllabus, group activity, writing assignment, lecture materials, simulation, etc. – any materials that you have created for use in your classroom. These materials do not have to be designed for online courses, though online class materials are certainly welcome in the current environment.

You can submit course materials to Educate by visiting educate.apsanet.org and clicking the green “submit a resource” button in the top right corner of the page. Submission should only take 10-15 minutes.

We recognize that you are likely busy supporting your family, students, and colleagues through the current public health crisis, and that you may not be able to participate at this time. Our hope is to create a space where faculty can share resources and support one another at a time and in a way that best works for them.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions. You can reach the Educate team anytime at educate@apsanet.org.

All the best,

Bennett

APSA Preprints

Dear Section Members,

APSA Preprints is a new platform dedicated to early research outputs in political science. Authors can upload unpublished content—including working/conference papers, presentations, and posters—to stake an early claim to their research, obtain a DOI, and solicit feedback from peers.

APSA Preprints accepts all types of political science research, broadly defined. Each preprint is uploaded to one of thirteen sub-fields. The best part? APSA Preprints is 100% free to browse and upload—and you can sign in using your APSA account.

APSA Preprints is a collaborative endeavor between the American Political Science Association and Cambridge University Press. Since its launch in August, 2019, users have uploaded more than 65 working papers, some of which have been downloaded more than 1,000 times. Some popular titles include “Who Will Defend Democracy? Evaluating Tradeoffs in Candidate Support Among Partisan Donors and Voters” (Nyhan et al.) and “Transparency in Practice and Qualitative Research” (Kapiszewski and Karcher).

To learn more about APSA Preprints and upload your working paper, presentation, or poster, visit preprints.apsanet.org.  Please contact preprints@apsanet.org if you have any questions.

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

APSA Experts Database

Sign-up in the APSA Experts Database! APSA draws on the database to respond to media requests for experts in all areas of political science. In advance of key events or following major news developments, APSA also uses the database to publicize the availability of experts to speak on specific issues.

One of the areas of political science: Religion and Politics!