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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019
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.
Dr. Daniel Bennett (chair), John Brown University, email@example.com
Dr. Jonathan Agensky, Ohio University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Michelle Margolis, University of Pennsylvania, email@example.com
The Religion & Politics Section invites nominations for the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award.
Dissertations must have been defended in 2015 or 2016. Nominated dissertations need to be sent to all members of the committee by email with a short bio of the author by April 1st. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
The committee will look for and evaluate the following qualities in the submissions: Clearly defined, timely/relevant topic; solid and original theoretical grounding; rigorous / innovative methodology; significance / potential impact of the dissertation project.
If you have any questions about the award, please contact the committee chair, Nukhet Sandal.
Aaron Wildavsky Award Committee
Dr Nukhet Sandal (Chair)
Assistant Professor and Director of War and Peace Studies Program
Ohio University, USA
Dr Ryan Claassen
Department of Political Science
Kent State University, USA
2016-17 Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow
Maurer School of Law
Indiana University, USA
Dr Gizem Arikan
Department of International Relations
The 2016 Section Awards Committees are listed here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Chair, APSA Religion and Politics Section
Department of Political Science