Category Archives: Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for Executive Committee (2018)

From the Chair:

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

Section members who wish to self-nominate as candidates should forward a short biography, including their institutional affiliation, to the Section Chair, Matthew Scherer, at mschere2@gmu.edu no later than August 10, 2018.

Nominees who do not self-nominate will be asked by the Chair to consent to having their name on the ballot. An online election held be held shortly after nominations close. According to APSA online elections are administered as follows:

1. APSA will send an email to all current section members with a message from the Chair that includes the names of the candidates, candidate bios, the number of positions open, the voting dates, and a link to the ballot.

2. The ballot typically gives the candidates’ names, and the option of choosing yes, no, or abstain.

3. When the voting period has concluded APSA will send a detailed report of the results to the Section Chair, who will convey the results via email to the section. I look forward to receiving your nominations.

Matthew Scherer
Section Chair
Religion & Politics

Aaron Wildavsky Award – 2018 – Call for Nominations

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.

Committee Members:

Dr. Daniel Bennett (chair), John Brown University, dbennett@jbu.edu

Dr. Jonathan Agensky, Ohio University, agensky@ohio.edu

Dr. Michelle Margolis, University of Pennsylvania, mmargo@sas.upenn.edu

Weber Best Paper Award – Nominations Open

From the Chair:

The Weber Best Conference 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 (below).
Deadline for nominations: 15 April 2018 – Self nominations welcome!

Dr Stacey Gutkowski (Chair)
Senior Lecturer in Conflict Studies
Department of War Studies
King’s College London
stacey.gutkowski@kcl.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan C. Agensky
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Ohio University
agensky@ohio.edu

Dr Amelie Barras
Assistant Professor
Social Science Department
York University (Toronto, Canada)
abarras@yorku.ca

Dr Ben Gaskins
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Lewis & Clark College
bgaskins@lclark.edu

Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award – Deadline: 15 April 2018

From the Chair:

Dear Religion and Politics Section Members,

The Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award is now open for nominations

The 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 (at the time of the presentation). 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.

Deadline: 15 April 2018

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.

Committee Chair:

Dr. Jacob Neiheisel
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University at Buffalo
SUNY 422 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
jacobnei@buffalo.edu

Committee:

Dr. Quin Monson
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Brigham Young University 745 SWKT
Provo, UT 84602
Quin.Monson@byu.edu

Dr. Michele Margolis
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania, 243 Stiteler Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
mmargo@sas.upenn.edu

Dr. Amanda Friesen
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Faculty Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Cavanaugh 417A
Indianapolis 46202
amfriese@iupui.edu

 

2018 Hubert Morken Best Book Award – Call for Nominations

Dear APSA Religion and Politics Section Members,

We would like to invite nominations for APSA’s 2018 Hubert Morken Best Book Award.  The Hubert Morken Award is given for the best book dealing with religion and politics published during the last two years. 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 2016 or 2017. 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
Associate Professor
Ohio University
Department of Political Science
Bentley Annex 259
Athens OH 45701
sandal@ohio.edu

Jim Guth
Professor
Department of Politics and International Affairs
111T Johns Hall
Furman University
Greenville SC 29613
jim.guth@furman.edu

Ani Sarkissian
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Michigan State University
368 Farm Lane, S303
East Lansing, MI 48824
asarkiss@msu.edu

Amy Erica Smith
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Iowa State University
503 Ross Hall
Ames, IA 50011
aesmith2@iastate.edu