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Caucuses in Political Science

Asian Pacific American Caucus

The Asian Pacific American Caucus (APAC) is an American Political Science Association Related Group. Membership of the caucus is free and open to all interested students, scholars, and practitioners of and on APA politics. Each year, APAC organizes a panel to showcase cutting edge research on Asian Pacific American Politics at the annual APSA meeting, holds a business meeting, and hosts a reception.

Leadership:
Co-Chairs: Sangay Mishra, Drew University, [email protected]
Christine Chen, APIA Vote, [email protected]
Secretary: Jeanette Yih Harvie, University of California, Santa Barbara, [email protected]
Treasurer: Rob Scharr, University of Florida, [email protected]

Contact information:
Andrew Aoki, [email protected]

Caucus for a New Political Science

The Caucus for a New Political Science is an organization of political scientists united by the idea that political science as an academic discipline should be committed to advancing progressive political development. The caucus plays an active role in the affairs of the APSA through it's role as the Organized Section for New Political Science. The caucus/section publishes a journal, New Political Science. As an APSA section, the association organizes a group of panels for each annual meeting, often in cooperation with other organized sections. Members of the APSA may join the section and thus the caucus when they pay their annual association dues.

Officers (2011-12):
Chair: Clyde W. Barrow, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, [email protected]
Secretary: William L Niemi, Ph. D., Western State College of Colorado, [email protected]
Treasurer: Meredith L. Weiss, [email protected]
2011 Program Chair: Laura Katz Olson, [email protected]
2012 Program Chair: Daneil J. O'Connor, [email protected]

Caucus Representatives:
Jocelyn Borczka, Fairfield University
Jennifer Leigh Disney, Winthrop University

Journal:
New Political Science: The Journal
Co-Editors: Nancy S. Love, [email protected]; Mark Mattern, [email protected]

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Political Science Caucus

Founded in 1987, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Caucus (LGBT Caucus) is the principal association of lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and gay men and women within the American Political Science Association and an important arena for the presentation of research on the interaction of sexual identity, theory and political behavior.

There are currently over 200 members of the caucus from the United States and Canada, as well as Australia and several nations of the European Union. All academically affiliated social scientists, practitioner political scientists, and graduate students interested in the goals of the caucus are welcome to join.

Contact:
c/o Valerie Lehr
Dept. of Government
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617
[email protected]

Latino Caucus in Political Science/Sector Latino de Ciencia Politica

Website: APSA Latino Caucus

The Latino Caucus in Political Science or Sector Latino de Ciencia Política was established to both promote and protect the professional development and well-being of Latinas/as in political science and those interested in the study of Latino politics. Founded on September 4, 1998 at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Latino Caucus is an officially recognized related group of the APSA.

Officers:
President - Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, The University of Texas-Pan American, [email protected]
Vice-President - Edwina Barvosa, UC Santa Barbara, [email protected]
Treasurer - Melissa Michelson, Menlo College, [email protected]
Recording Secretary - Alfonso Gonzales, Lehman College, [email protected]
Contact for general inquiries: [email protected]

Mentoring Awards:
The APSA Committee on the Status of Latinos y Latinas in the Profession is not currently accepting nominations for the Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell Award.

Women's Caucus for Political Science

Website: Women's Caucus for Political Science

The Women's Caucus for Political Science is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the status of women in the profession of political science by promoting equal opportunity for women political scientists in employment, promotion and tenure decisions, as well as graduate school admissions and financial aid decisions. WCPS maintains several standing committees that address these concerns.

WCPS meets during the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association; officers and committee chairs report on the progress of their work at this meeting. Between meetings, WCPS members maintain contact through a quarterly newsletter (WCPS Quarterly) and through discussion on the WCPS listserve.

Officers:
President: Denise Walsh, [email protected]
President-elect: Nadia Brown, [email protected]
Secretary: Samantha Majic, [email protected]
Treasurer/New Membership Chair: Michelle Wade, [email protected]
Newsletter Editor: Meredith-Joy Petersheim, [email protected]

Newsletter:
WCPS Quarterly
Newsletter Editor: Meredith-Joy Petersheim, Keuka College ([email protected])

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