Hubert Morken Best Book Award – Call for Nominations

We would like to invite nominations for APSA’s 2022 Hubert Morken Best Book Award. The Hubert Morken Award is given for the best book dealing with religion and politics published within the previous year. 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 2021. 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 to the committee chair, Michael Driessen (

As part of the nomination, publishers should send a hard 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, April 15th, 2022.

Self-nominations are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact the committee chair, Michael Driessen (

Committee Members’ Contact Information:

Dr. Michael Driessen (Committee Chair)
John Cabot University
Via Della Lungara 233
00165 Rome ITALY

Dr. Alexander Thurston
211 North Ridge Drive
Oxford, OH 45056

Dr. Michele Margolis
Perelman Center for Political Science
133 S. 36th St. Room 401
Philadephia, PA 19104