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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

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

Letter from the Chair (October 6, 2014)

Dear Section Members:

Two important announcements from your Section Chair.

First: the Religion and Politics section is now on Twitter! Please spread the word and follow us @apsa_relpol

You can follow the twitter feed on our section website: http://www.apsa-section-religion-and-politics.org/home.html

Second: I would like to invite all section members to become a member of our award committees for 2015 awards – the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award, the Best Paper Award, and the Best Publication Award (descriptions below). These awards not only recognise 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 eshurd@northwestern.edu to express your interest. Committees will be convened in December and awards will be determined in June and presented at the 2015 meeting. If you can't commit to serving this year, please make a note to nominate your best dissertators, paper presenters, and publications 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.

The Hubert Morken Best Book Award is given for the best book dealing with religion and politics published during the last two years (2012-2014). The next Hubert Morken Best Book Award will be presented at the 2015 APSA meeting.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Chair, APSA Religion and Politics Section
Department of Political Science
Northwestern University
eshurd@northwestern.edu