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Religion and Politics Section Award Recipients


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Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award
The Aaron Wildavsky Award recognizes the best dissertation on religion and politics successfully defended within the last two years.


2016  Shoaib A. Ghias, University of California, Berkeley
“Defining Shari’a: The Politics of Islamic Judicial Review.” 
2016  Honorable Mention
Alicia D. Forster, University of Florida
"American Political Behavior and the Role of Religious Context." 
2016  Honorable Mention
Jonathan S. Blake, Columbia University
“Ritual Contention in Divided Societies: Participation in Loyalist Parades in Northern Ireland.” 
2015  Michele Margolis, University of Pennsylvania
“The Intersection of Religion and Politics: A Two-Way Street.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2014 
2014 Christopher Hale, Northern Arizona University
"Religion and Political Activism."
2013 Michael Robbins, University of Michigan
Bound by Brand: Opposition Party Support under Electoral Authoritarianism
2013 Honorable Mention
Jeremy Menchik, Boston University
Tolerance Without Liberalism: Islamic Institutions and Political Violence in Twentieth Century Indonesia
2012 Toby Matthiesen, University of Cambridge
The Shia of Saudi Arabia: Identity Politics, Sectarianism and the Saudi State (Completed at University of London, SOAS; advised by Professor Charles Tripp)
2011 Brandon Kendhammer, Ohio University
"Muslims Talking Politics: Framing Islam and Democracy in Northern Nigeria"
2011 Samuel Goldman, Harvard University
"The Shadow of God: Strauss, Jacobi, and the theology-Political Problem"
2010 Karrie Koesel, University of Oregon
Belief in Authoritarianism, Religious Revivials, and the Local State in Russia and China
2009 Tarek Masoud, Harvard University
Why Islam Wins: Electoral Ecologies and Economies of Political Islam in Contemporary Egypt
2008 Yuksel Sezgin, University of Washington
"The States Response to Legal Pluralism: The Case of Religious Law and Courts in Israel, Egypt and India"
2007 Ahmet Kuru, San Diego State University
Dynamics of Secularism: State-Religion Relations in the United States, France, and Turkey
2006 Andrew March, University of Oxford
"Islamic Doctrines of Citizenship in Liberal Democracies: The Search for an Overlapping Consensus"
2006 Gregory Smith, University of Virginia
"Political Parishes: The Influence of Priests on the Voting Behavior and Political Attitudes of American Catholics"
2004 Carla Valle, Harvard University
"Roman Catholicism in Post-War Italy: How Social Organizations React to Political Change," Harvard University, 2003
2003 Timothy Shah, Harvard University
"A Horror of Discord: Radical Pluralism and the Invention of Liberalism in the Early Writings of Hugo Grotius"
2002 Elora Shehabuddin, Rice University
"Encounters with the State: Gender and Islam in Rural Bangladesh"
2001 Nandita Aras, Columbia University
"The Social Bases of Hindu Nationalism and Hindu Nationalist Parties"
2001 David Campbell, Harvard University
"Acts of Faith: Strict Churches and Political Mobilization"
2000 Peter VonDoepp, Pepperdine University
"Presbyterians, Catholics, and Grassroots Politics: Local Churches in Malawi's Post-Authoritarian Era"
1999 Nathalie Gagnere, University of Oklahoma
"The Catholic Church and the Rebirth of Civil Society: Elite Convergence, Mobilization, and Civil Society"
1998 Andrew Murphy, University of Wisconsin
"Conscience and Community: Revisiting Toleration and Dissent in Early Modern England and America"
1997 Carrie Wickham, Princeton University
"Political Mobilization under Authoritarian Rule: Explaining Islamic Activity in Mubarek's Egypt"
1996 Geoffrey Layman, Vanderbilt University
"Parties and Culture Wars: Conflict in the American Party System"
1995 Thomas Rourke, Texas Tech
"Yves R. Simon and Contemporary Catholic Neo-Conservatism"

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper dealing with religion and politics presented at the previous years APSA Annual Meeting


2016  Sultan Tepe, University of Illinois, Chicago
“The Elusive Structure of State Secularism and its Disguised Critics.” 
2015  Jason A. Klocek, University of California, Berkeley
“Band of Believers?: The Influence of Religion on Rebel Group Structure”  
2014 Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Northwestern University
"The Religious Offensive’: The Politics of Religious Engagement."
2014 Frank-Borge Wietzke, London School of Economics
"One Nation, Two Histories: Long-Term Consequences of Colonial Institutions and Missionary Work in Madagaskar."
2012 Ramazan Kilinc, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Opportunity Junctures as Catalysts: Islam, Secularism and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey
2011 Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University
"How Does Islamist Local Governance Affect the Lives of Women?: A Comparative Study of Two Cairo Neighborhoods"
2009 Kerem Kalkan, University of Maryland
Will Americans Vote for Muslims? The Impact of Religious and Ethnic Identifiers on Support for Political Candidates
2009 Geoffrey Layman, University of Notre Dame
Will Americans Vote for Muslims? The Impact of Religious and Ethnic Identifiers on Support for Political Candidates
2009 John Green, University of Akron
Willl Americans Vote for Muslims? The Impact of Religious and Ethnic Identifiers on Support for Political Candidates
2009 Brinck Kerr, University of Arkansas
"When Does Politics Matter? A Reexamination of the Determinants of African American and Latino municipal Employment Patterns"
2009 William Miller, University of Illinois, Springfield
"When Does Politics Matter? A Reexamination of the Determinants of African American and Latino Muncipal Employment Patterns"
2007 Elizabeth Oldmixon, University of North Texas
When Church Teachings and Republican Ideology Collide: The Perspectives of Catholic Republicans in the House of Representatives
2006 David Campbell, University of Notre Dame
"The Religion Card: Evangelicals, Catholics, and Gay Marriage in the 2004 Presidential Election"
2006 Quin Monson, Brigham Young University
"The Religion Card: Evangelicals, Catholics, and Gay Marriage in the 2004 Presidential Election"
2004 Kenneth Wald, University of Florida
Co-Presented with Adam Silverman, University of Florida, and Kevin Fridy, University of Florida, "Making Sense of Religion in Political Life"
2004 Kevin Fridy, University of Florida
Co-Presented with Kenneth Wald, University of Florida, and Adam Silverman, University of Florida, "Making Sense of Religion in Political Life"
2004 Adam Silverman, University of Florida
Co-Presented with Kenneth Wald, University of Florida, and Kevin Fridy, University of Florida, "Making Sense of Religion in Political Life"
2003 Steven Mazie, University of Michigan
"Political Liberalism and Public Religion: Lessons from Israel"
2003 Zoltan Hajnal, University of California-San Diego
"Why Does Turnout Matter: The Effects of a Skewed Electorate on Minority Representation in Local Politics
2002 Stephen Whitefield, Oxford University
"Religiosity, Political Attitudes, and Political Participation in Russia, 1993-1998."
2000 Anthony Gill, University of Washington
"Religious Values, Social Change, and Democracy in Latin America"
1999 Tristan Borer, Connecticut College
"Political Context and Religious Identities: The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology in South Africa."
1998 Timothy Shah, Harvard University
"Making the World Safe for Liberalism: The Moralization of Christianity and the Roots of Liberal Public Reason in Hugo Gratius (1583-1645)"
1996 Elizabeth Donnelly, Harvard University
"Catholic Church Activism on Issues of International Ethics: The Case of Third World Debt"
1994 David Leege, University of Notre Dame
"The Decomposition of the Religious Vote"
1994 Stephen Monsma, Pepperdine University
"Justice Potter Stewart on Church and State"

Best Publication Award
The Hubert Morken Award is given for the best publication dealing with religion and politics published during the last two years.


2015  Tarek El-Miselhy Masoud, Harvard University
Counting Islam: Religion, Class and Elections in Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
2015  Honorable Mention
Nabil Mouline, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
The Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and the Political Power in Saudi Arabia. Yale University Press, 2014 
2013 Jonathan Laurence, Boston College
The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: the State's Role in Minority Integration (Princeton Press 2012)
2011 Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Northwestern University
The Politics of Secularism in International Relations
2011 Phillip Munoz, Notre Dame University
God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson
2009 Jason Wittenberg, University of California, Berkeley
Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
2007 Melissa Deckman
School Board Battles: The Christian Right in Local Politics
2005 David Leege, University of Notre Dame
The Politics of Cultural Difference: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period
2005 Kenneth Wald, University of Florida
The Politics of Cultural Difference: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period
2005 Brian Krueger, University of Rhode Island
The Politics of Cultural Difference: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period
2005 Paul Mueller, University of Notre Dame
The Politics of Cultural Difference: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period

Award Name Not Specified

2014 Corwin Smidt, Calvin College


 

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