Awards

In 2021, section awards will be presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony.

To learn more about any award listed, contact the committee chair for the award.

All section 22. State Politics and Policy awards to-date »

Best Published Paper Award

The award recognizes the best journal article on U.S. state politics or policy published during the previous calendar year in any peer-reviewed journal. (Book reviews, review essays, and chapters published in edited volumes are not eligible).

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Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

William Franko (chair) West Virginia University william.franko@mail.wvu.edu
Thomas J. Hayes University of Connecticut thomas.hayes@uconn.edu
Abby Matthews University of Buffalo aamatthe@buffalo.edu

Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award given annually to a political scientist who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the study of politics and public policies in the American states.

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Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations to Award Committee members by February 1, 2018. The winner receives a plaque and hearty congratulations.

Award Committee

Anthony Nownes (chair) University of Tennessee anownes@utk.edu
Brent Boyea University of Texas, Arlington boyea@uta.edu
Patricia Kirkland Princeton University p.kirkland@princeton.edu

Christopher Z. Mooney Best Dissertation Prize

This award is given for the best dissertation in american state politics and policy completed during the previous calendar year. The winner receives a plaque and $1000.

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Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations, with electronic copies of dissertations defended between January 1 and December 31, 2017 to the Award Committee members by January 15, 2018.

Award Committee

Shauna Reilly (chair) Northern Kentucky University reillys3@nku.edu
Erin Heidt-Forsythe Pennsylvania State University heidtforsythe@psu.edu
Benjamin Melusky Old Dominion University bmelusky@odu.edu

Mac Jewell Enduring Contribution Book Award

To be awarded every three years to a political science book on the subject of U.S. state politics or policy published at least 10 years prior to the award being bestowed that stands as an enduring contribution to the literature. Such books would be those classic works frequently assigned in graduate seminars, typically found on the bookshelves of state politics scholars, and that have been crucial in setting the direction of scholarship the field since their publication.

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Deadline for nominations: This recognition will next be awarded in 2023.

Nomination Instructions: The goal of the award is to recognize, reward, and encourage excellence in political science scholarship on state politics and policy. The award consists of a plaque commemorating the award and a $750 prize.

State Politics and Policy Quarterly (SPPQ) Best Paper Award

The State Politics and Policy Award is given for the best paper on state politics and policy presented at any professional meeting in the previous calendar year.

The Committee may designate separate awards for papers presented by graduate students with no faculty authorships and for papers with solely faculty or faculty and graduate student participation. Graduate student winners will receive a plaque and $100 and faculty winners will receive a plaque. Please send nominations to the Award Committee members by the posted deadline.

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Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Brianne Heidbreder (chair) Kansas State University heidbr@ksu.edu
James Avery Stockton University james.avery@stockton.edu
Gregory Shufeldt Butler University gshufeld@butler.edu

Virginia Gray Book Award

To be awarded annually to the best political science book published on the subject of U.S. state politics or policy in the preceding three calendar years. Thus, books would be eligible to be considered for the award for three years. E.g., for the 2018 award, books with a copyright of 2015, 2016, and 2017 would be eligible for nomination.

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Nomination Instructions: The goal of the award is to recognize, reward, and encourage excellence in political science scholarship on state politics and policy. The award consists of a plaque commemorating the award. Please send nominations to the Award Committee members by March 1, 2021.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Edward L. Lascher, Jr. (chair) California State University, Sacramento tedl@csus.edu
Patrick Flavin Baylor University patrick_j_flavin@baylor.edu
Kathleen Marchetti Dickinson College marchetk@dickinson.edu