Awards

Religion and Politics Section Awards
2020

Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award in Religion and Politics

Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award will be given to a conference paper studying any aspect of religion and politics presented by a Ph.D. student in political science in 2019. The conference can be affiliated with any of the US-based political science associations or a conference affiliated with another association, such as the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the American Academy of Religion, the Middle East Studies Association, or the International Studies Association, as long as the paper was written by a student or students enrolled in a graduate program in political science. Papers co-authored with faculty will not be considered. Papers presented at poster sessions are welcome. The award will be announced and presented at the annual APSA conference during the business meeting. The award committee is under no obligation to make an award if no submissions merit such recognition.

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations (self-nominations are welcome) including an electronic copy of the paper and an electronic copy of the conference program listing to the committee members. Questions can be directed to the award committee chair.

Deadline for Nominations: April 30, 2020

Güneş Murat Tezcür (Chair)
University of Central Florida
tezcur@ucf.edu

Consuelo Amat
Stanford University
amat@stanford.edu

Kikue Hamayotsu
Northern Illinois University
khamayotsu@niu.edu


Hubert Morken Best Book Award

Given for the best book dealing with religion and politics published within the previous 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 2019. 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, 2020.

Self nominations are welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact the committee chair,
Rina Williams (willi3ra@ucmail.uc.edu)

Committee Members Contact Information:

Dr. Rina Williams
Dept. of Political Science
University of Cincinnati
Box 210375, Crosley Tower 1118
Cincinnati OH 45221-0375
willi3ra@ucmail.uc.edu

Dr. Quin Monson
Political Science Dept.
Brigham Young University
745 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Provo, UT 84602
Quin.Monson@byu.edu

Dr. Jonathan Agensky
Bentley Annex 211, 6 President St.
Department of Political Science
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
agensky@ohio.edu


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Religion and Politics Section Awards
2019

Ken Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award – 2019

The Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award will be given annually to a conference paper studying any aspect of religion and politics presented by a Ph.D. student in political science. The conference can be affiliated with any of the US-based political science associations or a conference affiliated with another association, such as the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the American Academy of Religion, the Middle East Studies Association, or the International Studies Association, as long as the paper was written by a student or students enrolled in a graduate program in political science. Papers written with faculty will not be considered. Papers presented at poster sessions are welcome. The award will be announced and presented at the annual APSA conference during the business meeting. The award committee is under no obligation to make an award if no submissions merit such recognition.

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations (self-nomination is okay) including an electronic copy of the paper and an electronic copy of the conference program listing to the committee chair.

Deadline for Nominations: May 24, 2019

Award Committee

Daniel Bennett (Chair)
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
John Brown University
DBennett@jbu.edu

Nandini Deo
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Lehigh University
Ndd208@lehigh.edu

Benjamin Knoll
John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor
Department of Politics
Centre College
Benjamin.knoll@centre.edu


Ted Jelen Best Journal Article Award – 2019

This award is presented for the best article published in Politics and Religion in the 2018 calendar year (volume 11, issues 1-4).

Committee:

Amy Erica Smith (Chair)
Elizabeth Oldmixon
Chris Reardon
Paul Djupe.


Hubert Morken Best Book Award – 2019

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


Weber Best Conference Paper Award – 2019
The Best 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.
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019

Award Committee

Andre Audette (chair)
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Monmouth College
aaudette@monmouthcollege.edu

Amanda Friesen
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
amfriese@iupui.edu

Kerem Ozan Kalkan
Assistant Professor
Department of Government
Eastern Kentucky University
kerem.kalkan@eku.edu

Rachel Beatty Riedl
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Northwestern University
r-riedl@northwestern.edu


Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award – 2019

The APSA Religion and Politics Section invites nominations for the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award. 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!

Nomination Instructions: Please send a letter of nomination (maximum 2 pages) and a copy of the dissertation to the committee chair, Rebecca Glazier at raglazier@ualr.edu.

Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019



2018

Ted Jelen Award for the best article published in Politics and Religion

Borjan Zic

The Political Impact of Displacement: Wartime IDPs, Religiosity, and Post War Politics in Bosnia


Weber Best Conference Paper Award

Paul A. Djupe, Jacob R. Neiheisel, Kimberly H. Conger

“Are the Politics of the Christian Right Linked to State Rates of the Non Religious?”

{see Political Research Quarterly}


Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award

Michael Hoffman

“Communal Religion, Sectarian Interests, and Democracy”


The Hubert Morken Book Award

Andrew R. Lewis

The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics

Cambridge University Press

 

 

 

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Distinguished Reviewer Awards

Paul Djupe

Ekrem Karakoc

Melanie Kolbe

Jacob Neiheisel

Lavinia Stan