Call for Nominations for Religion and Politics Executive Committee (2021)

APSA Religion and Politics Section is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for candidates to stand in an upcoming online election to serve a two-year term on the Executive Committee of the section. There are three vacancies on the Committee to be filled in this election.

All nominees should be current members of the Religion and Politics Section. Section members may self-nominate. If you are nominating a colleague, please make sure that you have their consent before nomination, and cc them on the nomination email.

Please forward the candidate’s short biography (no more than 150 words), including the candidate’s institutional affiliation, to the Section Chair, Nukhet A. Sandal (, by July 15, 2021.

An online election will be held after nominations close and results will be announced before the APSA 2021 Annual Meeting.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Religion and Politics Section Executive Committee

Deadline Extended: Call for Proposals for Section Journal Editor(s)

Politics and Religion Journal
Call for Proposals for New Editor(s)
(Extended Deadline – July 9)

The Religion and Politics section of the American Political Science Association invites applications from individuals, pairs, or teams for the editorship of Politics and Religion (P&R) from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2026. The section particularly encourages applications by pairs or teams of editors where each editor represents a different country and a variety of substantive expertise.

Interested applicants for editor should be senior scholars and members in good standing of the Religion and Politics section. Applicants are expected to have records of significant research accomplishment in the subfield of Religion and Politics, intellectual breadth and depth, an entrepreneurial approach to attracting and soliciting quality manuscripts, authors, and reviewers, and excellent administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Information for Candidates

Politics and Religion is the flagship journal for the subfield of Religion and Politics, published by Cambridge University Press. On average, P&R receives 150 submissions per year and continues to grow. As a result, serving as editor requires substantial commitments of time, intellectual effort, and management skill. It also offers an opportunity to shape the intellectual direction of the journal and the field.

The P&R editor reports to the Executive Committee of the Religion and Politics Section of APSA and to the Publishing Editor at Cambridge University Press. The editor will appoint book review editors and journal editorial board members in consultation with the section’s executive committee. The editor is required to provide at least one written report per year on the state of the journal, in addition to frequent informal consultation with the section and CUP. Cambridge University Press provides a stipend to the editor each year to defray some of the administration costs of the journal.

To Apply

Candidates should e-mail a single PDF that includes a full curriculum vita, a letter of intent or proposal that discusses vision and goals for the journal, particularly addressing the challenge of balancing international politics, American politics, comparative politics, and political philosophy in an outlet for Religion and Politics research; experiences directly relevant to the position of editor; plans for management, and organization of the journal’s workflow; and statements of financial support commitments from the host university(ies).

Applications should be sent to Nukhet A. Sandal (, APSA Religion and Politics Section Chair, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, July 9, 2021. All applicants will receive e-mail confirmation.

If you have questions about the editorial responsibilities and the journal’s workflow, please contact the current Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Oldmixon (

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Calling for Proposals for New Editor(s) of Section Journal

Extended Deadline: Nominations – Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar Award

Nomination Deadline Extension to April 20, 2021

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar Award

The Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar Award recognizes a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the field of religion and politics. These contributions should be through a combination of excellent and widely influential scholarship, policy input/impact, public engagement, service, teaching, and mentorship. Although the committee highly encourages nominations of APSA members and takes service to APSA seriously, nominees do not have to be current APSA members. The nominees are expected to attend the following year’s APSA Annual Meeting and participate in the roundtable organized in to celebrate their work.

The award is presented annually, following a review of applications by the committee. The winner will be honored with a plaque, a monetary award of $500, and a roundtable symposium honoring their work at the APSA Annual Meeting of the next calendar year. (The 2021 Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Awardee will be honored at the 2022 APSA Annual Meeting both during the business meeting and the roundtable).

The award is intended as an addition to, not replacement for, the practice of awarding special ‘lifetime achievement awards’ for scholars who have made substantial contributions to the Section on the event of their retirement. Instead, this is meant to reward political scientists (including those who are mid-career) who have made a substantial contribution to the field of religion and politics.

Nomination letters and the CVs of the nominees are due to the Committee Chair, Jocelyne Cesari ( by April 20, 2021. The nomination letter should clearly describe how the nominee fulfills the criteria described above. Since this award is meant to reflect peer recognition, self-nominations will not be considered.

Award Committee:
Jocelyne Cesari (
Joel Fetzer (
Sultan Tepe (

Deadline Approaching – Aaron Wildavsky Best Dissertation Award: April 15, 2021


Deadline for Nominations: April 15, 2021

APSA Religion and Politics Section invites nominations for the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award. The Aaron Wildavsky Award recognizes the best dissertation in the field of religion and politics. Eligible dissertations have been defended in the last two years (2019 or 2020), and should make a distinctive contribution to the study of religion and politics, broadly understood. Please submit nominations to the committee members by email – self-nominations are welcome!

Nomination Instructions: Please send a letter of nomination (maximum 2 pages) and a copy of the dissertation to the committee members by email.

Award Committee:
Rina Williams (Chair)
University of Cincinnati

Peter Henne
University of Vermont

Kristina Teater
US Commission on International Religious Freedom

Guadalupe Tuñón
Princeton University