Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award – Call for Nominations

The Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award is 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 and presented in 2020 or 2021. 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.

Nomination Instructions: 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 members.

Deadline for Nominations: April 15, 2022 May 2, 2022

Award Committee:

Vineeta Yadav (Committee Chair), Penn State University (
Jim Guth, Furman University (
David Barker, American University (