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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

2017 Awards and Committees

Ted Jelen Award 2016

This prize is awarded to the best article published in the section’s journal Politics and Religion. The winner of the award is selected by the journal’s editors.

Committee:

Prof Paul A. Djupe
Denison University, USA

Prof Angelia R. Wilson
University of Manchester, UK


Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award

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. 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 2017

Committee

Dr Matthew J. Nelson (Chair)
Reader in Politics
Department of Politics and International Relations
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London, UK
mn6@soas.ac.uk

Dr Jeremy Menchik
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
Boston University, USA
menchik@bu.edu

Prof Ted G. Jelen
Department of Political Science
University of Nevada, USA
jelent@unlv.nevada.edu

Dr David Buckley
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Paul Weber Endowed Chair in Politics, Science and Religion
University of Louisville, USA
Dtbuck02@louisville.edu


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.

Deadline for nominations: 15 April 2017 – Self nominations welcome!

Prof Monica Duffy-Toft (Chair)
Professor of Government and Public Policy
Blavatnik School of Government
University of Oxford, UK
monica.toft@bsg.oxford.ac.uk

Dr David Siroky
Associate Professor of Political Science
School of Politics and Global Studies
Arizona State University, USA
david.siroky@asu.edu

Dr. Tanya B. Schwarz
Visiting Research Fellow
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame, USA
tanyabschwarz@gmail.com

Dr Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom
Senior Lecturer
Political Science Department
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
pazit.bennun@mail.huji.ac.il


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

Members

Dr Nukhet Sandal (Chair)
Assistant Professor and Director of War and Peace Studies Program
Political Science
Ohio University, USA
sandal@ohio.edu

Dr Ryan Claassen
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Kent State University, USA
rclaasse@kent.edu

Mona Oraby
2016-17 Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow
Maurer School of Law
Indiana University, USA
moraby@indiana.edu

Dr Gizem Arikan
Associate Professor
Department of International Relations
Yasar University
Izmir, Turkey
gizem.arikan@yasar.edu.tr


The Hubert Morken Award is given for the best publication dealing with religion and politics published during the last two years. The winner will have a clearly defined, relevant topic and contribute new insights to the understanding of religion and politics. The publication or book should be methodologically sound and develop innovative theory in accessible language.

Submissions should be submitted as soon as possible until March 15, 2017. Email Nandini Deo (ndd208@lehigh.edu) with any questions or nominations.

Deadline for nominations: 15 March 2017

Committee Members

Dr Nandini Deo (Chair)
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
LeHigh University, USA
ndd208@lehigh.edu

Prof Kevin den Dulk
Paul Henry Chair in Christianity and Politics
Calvin College, USA
krd33@calvin.edu

Dr Benjamin Schewel
Associate Fellow
Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
University of Virginia, USA
bbs9g@virginia.edu

Dr Helge Arsheim
Postdoctoral Fellow
Faculty of Theology
University of Oslo, Norway
helge.arsheim@teologi.uio.no


Distinguished Reviewer Awards

In order recognize the important work involved in the peer review process, the Section Journal, Politics and Religion, will honor five outstanding reviewers per year. Selected by the Journal editor or editorial team, honorees will be recognized for their dedication at the annual business meeting and each will receive a $50 gift certificate from Cambridge University Press.

Hubert Morken Best Book Award – Deadline for Nominations: 15 March 2017

The Hubert Morken Award is given for the best book dealing with religion and politics published during the last two years. The winner will have a clearly defined, relevant topic and contribute new insights to the understanding of religion and politics. The publication or book should be methodologically sound and develop innovative theory in accessible language.  

Submissions should be submitted as soon as possible until March 15, 2017. Email Nandini Deo (ndd208@lehigh.edu) with any questions or nominations.

Deadline for nominations: 15 March 2017

Committee Members

Dr Nandini Deo (Chair)
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
LeHigh University, USA
ndd208@lehigh.edu

Prof Kevin den Dulk
Paul Henry Chair in Christianity and Politics
Calvin College, USA
krd33@calvin.edu

Dr Benjamin Schewel
Associate Fellow
Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
University of Virginia, USA
bbs9g@virginia.edu

Dr Helge Arsheim
Postdoctoral Fellow
Faculty of Theology
University of Oslo, Norway
helge.arsheim@teologi.uio.no

New – “Section Awards” Page on Section Site

For information about, and especially to submit nominations for, the three Section Awards, please see the Section’s New! page: Section Awards.

The new page is permanent and can always be reached by clicking the “Section Awards” tab on the top menu above.

Reminder: Deadline for all nominations is March 1, 2015.

2014-15 Prize Committees – send nominations

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you to the many of you who graciously stepped forward and volunteered to serve on the prize committees this year. Committees have now been finalized and are accepting nominations for the Best Paper, Best Book, and Best Dissertation awards.

Please send nominations directly to the 2014-15 prize committee chairs:

Morken Best Book Award (2012-14): Prof. Amaney Jamal of Princeton (ajamal@princeton.edu);
Weber Best Paper award: Prof. Laura Olson of Clemson (laurao@clemson.edu)
Wildavsky Best Dissertation award: Prof. Melani Cammett of Brown (Melani_Cammett@brown.edu).

Thanks to all,

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Religion & Politics Section Chair