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Call for Nominations for Communications Coordinator

From the Section Chair:

Dear Religion and Politics Section Members,

Religion and Politics Section is calling for nominations, including self-nominations, for the Communications Coordinator position. The Communications Coordinator oversees, coordinates, and updates the content of the section website and manages the section correspondence as well as the Twitter account in coordination with the other members of the Executive Committee. The Communications Coordinator is an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee, and must be a member of the section once appointed.

The section currently uses WordPress and Twitter in addition to APSA Connect, so any experience with WordPress and/or Twitter would be considered a plus. If you are interested in serving the section in this capacity, please send a short bio (150 words max) to the section chair, Nukhet Sandal (, by August 15. The Communications Coordinator will be elected to a two-year term by (virtual) secret ballot or acclamation (if only one nominee is presented) of the section members, and will be announced together with the new Executive Committee members at the Annual Business Meeting.

APSA Religion and Politics: requesting proposals for small grant awards

Religion and Politics: requesting proposals for small grant awards of up to $2,500 for research on religion and politics. Proposals may address any topic of theoretical, empirical, and practical significance for the study of religion and politics. Effective proposals will make clear what the author(s) intend to do, why that research is important, and how the project will be executed.

  • Please submit proposals to by 11:59 PM on September 1, 2021. Awards will be announced by October 15, 2021.
  •  Funds may be spent through October 15, 2022.
  • Applicants must be members of the Religion & Politics section (note that section membership is free to graduate students).
  • Preference will be given to graduate students, recent PhDs, and untenured faculty.
  • Questions may be addressed to Amy Erica Smith,

Call for Nominations for Religion and Politics Executive Committee (2021)

APSA Religion and Politics Section 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 section. There are three vacancies on the Committee to be filled in this election.

All nominees should be current members of the Religion and Politics Section. Section members may self-nominate. If you are nominating a colleague, please make sure that you have their consent before nomination, and cc them on the nomination email.

Please forward the candidate’s short biography (no more than 150 words), including the candidate’s institutional affiliation, to the Section Chair, Nukhet A. Sandal (, by July 15, 2021.

An online election will be held after nominations close and results will be announced before the APSA 2021 Annual Meeting.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Religion and Politics Section Executive Committee

Deadline Extended: Call for Proposals for Section Journal Editor(s)

Politics and Religion Journal
Call for Proposals for New Editor(s)
(Extended Deadline – July 9)

The Religion and Politics section of the American Political Science Association invites applications from individuals, pairs, or teams for the editorship of Politics and Religion (P&R) from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2026. The section particularly encourages applications by pairs or teams of editors where each editor represents a different country and a variety of substantive expertise.

Interested applicants for editor should be senior scholars and members in good standing of the Religion and Politics section. Applicants are expected to have records of significant research accomplishment in the subfield of Religion and Politics, intellectual breadth and depth, an entrepreneurial approach to attracting and soliciting quality manuscripts, authors, and reviewers, and excellent administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Information for Candidates

Politics and Religion is the flagship journal for the subfield of Religion and Politics, published by Cambridge University Press. On average, P&R receives 150 submissions per year and continues to grow. As a result, serving as editor requires substantial commitments of time, intellectual effort, and management skill. It also offers an opportunity to shape the intellectual direction of the journal and the field.

The P&R editor reports to the Executive Committee of the Religion and Politics Section of APSA and to the Publishing Editor at Cambridge University Press. The editor will appoint book review editors and journal editorial board members in consultation with the section’s executive committee. The editor is required to provide at least one written report per year on the state of the journal, in addition to frequent informal consultation with the section and CUP. Cambridge University Press provides a stipend to the editor each year to defray some of the administration costs of the journal.

To Apply

Candidates should e-mail a single PDF that includes a full curriculum vita, a letter of intent or proposal that discusses vision and goals for the journal, particularly addressing the challenge of balancing international politics, American politics, comparative politics, and political philosophy in an outlet for Religion and Politics research; experiences directly relevant to the position of editor; plans for management, and organization of the journal’s workflow; and statements of financial support commitments from the host university(ies).

Applications should be sent to Nukhet A. Sandal (, APSA Religion and Politics Section Chair, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, July 9, 2021. All applicants will receive e-mail confirmation.

If you have questions about the editorial responsibilities and the journal’s workflow, please contact the current Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Oldmixon (

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