Category Archives: Weber Best Conference Paper Award

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

2014 Best Paper Award: Call for Nominations

Dear APSA Politics and Religion Section Members:

As the 2014 Weber Best Paper Award Committee of the APSA Religion and Politics Section, we invite you to consider nominating a paper that you believe to be truly outstanding for the 2014 Best Paper Award.

The Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper dealingwith religion and politics presented at the previous years Annual Meeting. Only the papers presented at 2013 APSA meeting can be nominated for the 2014 award.

Nominated papers should be sent to the chair of the committee, Ramazan Kilinc (rkilinc@unomaha.edu), by email by March 1, 2014.

Thanks in advance for taking time to support your colleagues' research.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Sincerely,

2014 Best Paper Award Committee
John Forren, Miami University, Ohio
Ramazan Kilinc, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Jeremy Menchik, Boston University

Invitation from the section chair – award committees 2014!

Dear Religion and Politics Section members,

I'd like to invite you to become a member of our award committees for 2014 awards – the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award and the Best Paper Award (descriptions below). These awards not only recognise the lively and important work being done in the field, but actively shape the field itself, and the careers of emerging and established scholars. Please email me to express your interest; the committees will be convened in December and awards will be determined in June and presented at the 2014 meeting. If you can't 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.

Thank you - 

Iza Hussin
Chair, APSA Religion and Politics Section
Department of Political Science
University of Chicago
hussin@uchicago.edu