2022 Section Awards

WGPRS Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper on women, gender, and politics at the previous year’s APSA conference. Any individual can nominate a paper for the award, including self-nominations. In addition, all papers presented in the Women and Politics Research Section and posted to the APSA conference paper website will be considered nominated. Application deadline: March 1; award amount $500.

WGPRS Best Paper Award Committee 2022:

Chair: Kanisha Bond (kbond@binghamton.edu), SUNY Binghampton

Rebecca Sanders (sanderr8@UCMAIL.UC.EDU), University of Cincinnati

Laura Jenkins (jenkinla@ucmail.uc.edu), University of Cincinnati

Please direct nominations by email to the chair, Kanisha Bond, by March 1.


WGPRS Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation on women and politics completed and successfully defended in the previous calendar year. Nomination deadline: March 1; award amount $500.

WGPRS Best Dissertation Award Committee 2022:

Chair: Miki Kittilson (Miki.Kittilson@asu.edu), Arizona State University

Kaitlin Kelly-Thompson (k.d.kelly.thompson@gmail.com), Tufts University

Evelyn Simien (evelyn.simien@uconn.edu), University of Connecticut

Please direct nominations by email to the chair, Miki Kittilson, by March 1.


The Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory

The Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory is jointly given by the Women, Gender, and Politics Research Section, Foundations of Political Theory, and the Women’s Caucus for Political Science. The award commemorates the scholarly, mentoring, and professional contributions of Susan Moller Okin and Iris Marion Young to the development of the field of feminist political theory. This annual award recognizes the best paper on feminist theory published in an English language academic journal during the previous calendar year. Papers are considered by self-nomination or nomination by other individuals. Nominations are due no later than 15 February and the Award decision is announced by 1 June. Award amount: $750.

The Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory Committee 2022:

Chair: Lorna Bracewell  (lbracewell@flagler.edu), Flagler College

Arlene Saxonhouse (awsaxon@umich.edu), University of Michigan

Susan Bickford (bickford@email.unc.edu), University of North Carolina

Please submit nominated articles by email to the chair, Lorna Bracewell, by 15 February.


Best Paper on Intersectionality Award  (WGPRS & REP)

Best Paper on Intersectionality, to be co-sponsored with the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section. This award is for the best paper addressing intersectionality presented at the previous year’s annual meeting. The scope of the award recognizes the roots of intersectional analysis in a critical analysis of the lived experiences of women of color, while also allowing for a more expansive reading of identity politics that takes into account multiple subjectivities and experiences, both within and outside the United States.

Nomination Instructions: Self-nominations and nominations by others are welcome. To be considered for this award, a copy of the article should be sent electronically. Nomination deadline: March 1; award amount $500.

Best Paper on Intersectionality Award Committee 2022:

Chair: Pearl Dowe (pearl.dowe@emory.edu), Emory University

Jamil Scott (js4693@georgetown.edu), Georgetown University

Sally Nuamah (sally.nuamah@northwestern.edu), Northwestern University

Please send nominated papers to the chair, Pearl Dowe, by email by March 1.


The WGPRS Public Engagement Award

Public engagement award: An annual award to recognize the exemplary public-facing work of political scientists in the field of Women, Gender, and Politics. This award seeks to recognize significant efforts to serve a local community/do outreach on women, gender and politics, or efforts to diffuse knowledge beyond the classroom, and to make a social/political difference. While all faculty are eligible for this award, we especially welcome nominations of permanent and non-permanent faculty with teaching loads of 3-3 and above. Nominations by oneself or others should be made to the committee appointed by the Women, Gender, and Politics section by 1 March in the year the award will be made; award amount $500.

The WGPRS Public Engagement Award Committee 2022:

Chair: Amanda Clayton (amanda.clayton@vanderbilt.edu), Vanderbilt University

Bhumi Purohit  (bhumi.purohit@berkeley.edu), University of California, Berkeley

Karen Owen (kowen@westga.edu), University of West Georgia

Please direct nominations (ie, a short letter of nomination and a CV) by email to the chair, Amanda Clayton, by March 1.


Politics & Gender Best Article Award 

Best article published in Politics & Gender: An annual award to recognize the best article published in our section journal, Politics & Gender, during the previous year. Nominations will not be sought for this award; the award will be by a committee chosen by the editors of the journal. Award amount $500.

Politics & Gender Best Article Award Committee 2022:

Editorial Board of Politics & Gender