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Press Gallery: APSA Members in the Media

Friday, May 25, 2018

A roundup of blogs, articles, and interviews from APSA Members May 18- May 24, 2018 The APSA Press Gallery is a roundup of recent blogs, op-eds, podcasts, and interviews featuring political scientists. We are always eager to follow our members’ engagement online. Let us know what you are doing or reading with the hashtag #APSAPressGallery, […]

2018 Fund for Latino Scholarship Application Due June 15 – Stella M. Rouse

Friday, May 25, 2018

Apply for the 2018 APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship by June 15th! Support from the APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship assisted 2017 recipient, Stella M. Rouse, an associate professor in the department of government and politics, director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship, and associate director of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll […]

#Solidarityisforwhitewomen: Exploring the Opportunities for Mobilizing Digital Counter Claims

Friday, May 25, 2018

#solidarityisforwhitewomen: Exploring the Opportunities for Mobilizing Digital Counter Claims by Malin Holm, Uppsala University, and Jorge Humberto Ojeda Castro, Uppsala University This article shows how the inclusive design of social media platforms can facilitate the preservation of positions of privilege in public debates, where informal representation often takes place. Analyzing the most popular tweets under the Twitter hashtag #solidarityisforwhitewomen, […]

Can Social Contact Reduce Prejudice and Discrimination?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Can Social Contact Reduce Prejudice and Discrimination? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nigeria by Alexandra Scacco, WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Shana S. Warren, New York University Can positive social contact between members of antagonistic groups reduce prejudice and discrimination? Despite extensive research on social contact, observational studies are difficult to interpret, because prejudiced people […]

Policy Preferences and Policy Change

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Policy Preferences and Policy Change: Dynamic Responsiveness in the American States, 1936–2014 by Devin Caughey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Christopher Warshaw, George Washington University What drives policy change in the American states? The full answer is surely complex, but in a democracy policy change should be largely driven by citizens’ policy preferences. In this paper, Caughey […]

Good Symbolic Representation

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Good Symbolic Representation: The Relevance of Inclusion by Emanuela Lombardo, Madrid Complutense University, and Petra Meier, University of Antwerp Defining good representation requires spelling out the normative criteria necessary to count as representative. According to Dovi (2007, 5), good representation must advance the legitimacy of democratic institutions “to resolve conflicts within a pluralist society fairly and peacefully.” This contribution […]

2018 Fund for Latino Scholarship Application Due June 15 – Meet Juliana Restrepo Sanin

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Apply for the 2018 APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship by June 15th! Support from the APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship assisted 2017 recipient, Juliana Restrepo Sanin, a PhD candidate in political science at Rutgers University, travel to the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting. Her research interests include women’s representation, comparative politics, and Latin American politics. She is […]

APSA News & Updates

Call to All APSA Members: APSA Presidential Task Force on New Partnerships
APSA President-Elect Rogers Smith has appointed a Task Force on New Partnerships, chaired by Robert Lieberman of Johns Hopkins University, to propose new initiatives in the areas of research, teaching, and civic engagement. The task force seeks your input as it develops proposals to be implemented, with Council approval, during the 2018-2019 academic year. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018. 

APSA 2018 Council Nominations
The APSA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its 2018 nominees for APSA Council. Each has agreed to serve if elected.  The call for nominations was circulated among the membership, and outreach specifically to APSA committees and organized sections was conducted.  View the 2018 Council nominations.

APSA Statement on Reinstating Citizenship Question in 2020 Census
On March 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will reinstate a question regarding citizenship status in the 2020 census. The census last included a citizenship question in 1950. The American Political Science Association is concerned that this announced change for the 2020 census, which was introduced without following standard practice for public comment and testing new questions, could compromise the response rate and undermine the scientific integrity of the decennial questionnaire. This data—a record of the number of all people in the United States—is of critical importance not only to state, local, and federal government officials and policymakers, but also to researchers across a variety of social and behavioral science disciplines, including political science. Read the full statement here.

Call for Proposals: Editors of the American Political Science Review 
APSA invites proposals for an editor or group of editors to lead APSR for a four-year term beginning in June 2020. We seek editor(s) with a commitment to publishing articles that represent the methodological and sub-field diversity of the discipline while maintaining the leading role of the journal in publishing cutting-edge empirical and theoretical research in Political Science. Learn how to submit a proposal here.

Read the report on the 2017 APSA Survey on Sexual Harassment at Annual Meetings in PS
In the Spring of 2017, the APSA Professional Ethics, Rights, and Freedoms Committee surveyed the APSA membership to determine the extent and nature of perceived harassment experience at APSA Annual Meetings. Committee chair, Professor Virginia Sapiro, Boston University, and former committee member, Professor David Campbell, University of Notre Dame, co-authored a report based upon the survey findings. The survey and subsequent full version of the report complement the recent institution of the new APSA anti-harassment policy. Read more on the harassment resource page.

National Science Foundation Releases Solicitation Announcement for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election
The announcement provides a brief history of the project as well as the due dates for the required letter of intent and proposal.The solicitation announcement can be found here.

This page contains a link to the solicitation (NSF 18-519).  The solicitation provides the requirements of the competition.  The primary innovation in this solicitation is that two unlinked awards will be made, one for the face to face survey and one for a web based version.  While these awards will be made to separate institutions, the eventual awardees will be expected to work closely together to develop and administer the pre and post election surveys.

If you have any questions about this solicitation, feel free to contact Brian D. Humes at either [email protected] or 703.292.7284.

APSA Statement on President Trump's Decision to End the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
The Association is very concerned about the potential detrimental impact that the decision to end DACA would have on the free exchange of ideas and the promotion of research, teaching, and intellectual engagement on college campuses and other research settings from which we all benefit. Read more.

APSA Comments on Proposed Changes to Visa Applicant Disclosure Requirements
APSA writes express concern about the Notice of Information Collection under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants (DS-5535), 82 Federal Register 20956, published on May 4, 2017. The notice imposes new disclosure requirements on a subset of visa applicants with vaguely worded provisions that threaten a chilling effect on the free exchange of ideas through international scholarly exchange and collaboration. Read more.

APSA statement regarding President Trump's executive order "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States"
APSA condemns the new Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” and strongly urges President Trump to rescind it. Like the administration’s earlier Executive Order issued on January 27, this new order continues to generate detrimental effects on colleagues and students with whom we teach, write, and collaborate. Read full statement. Visit this link for travel ban resources.

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