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Religion and Politics (Section 11)*

The purpose of this section is to encourage the study of the interrelations between religion and politics, including the politics of religious pluralism; law, religion and governance; faith, practice and political behavior; and the politics of secularism, in the United States as well as in a comparative, historical, and global perspective.

Founded: 1986
Yearly membership dues:
$24 for Regular Members, Print & Online Access*
$14 for Regular Members, Online-Only Access*
Free for Student members

*Subscription to Politics and Religion included with membership.
Website: https://connect.apsanet.org/s11/
Journal: Politics and Religion; published 4 times per year; print and online access.
*Includes free journal access with membership.
Section Counts

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.

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Section Officers

Chair
Erin Wilson
Groningen University
[email protected]

Treasurer
Matthew Scherer
George Mason University
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2018 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Tanya B. Schwarz
Hollins University
[email protected]

Journal Editors
Politics and Religion
Elizabeth Oldmixon
University of North Texas
[email protected]

Council
Ryan Claassen, Kent State University
Benjamin Gaskins, Lewis and Clark College
Nukhet Sandal, Ohio University
Tanya B. Schwarz, Hollins University
Laura Jenkins, University of Cincinnati

Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 11. Religion and Politics awards to-date »

Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award

Religion and Politics Section invites nominations for the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award.

The committee will look for and evaluate the following qualities in the submissions: Clearly defined, timely/relevant topic; solid and original theoretical grounding; rigorous/innovative methodology; significance/potential impact of the dissertation project.

If you have any questions about the award, please contact the committee chair, Nukhet Sandal.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Please contact the Committee chair for further details.

Deadline for nominations: TBD

Award Committee
TBD

Ted Jelen Award

This prize is awarded to the best article published in the section's journal Politics and Religion.  The winner of the award is selected by the journal's editors.

Nomination deadline: TBD

Weber Best Conference Paper Award

The Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper dealing with religion and politics presented at the previous years APSA Annual Meeting.  The paper should address a timely and relevant topic, within the discipline and beyond, in a theoretically innovative and methodologically thorough manner.  Please submit nominations to the chair of the committee.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Please submit nominations to the chair of the committee.

Deadline for nominations: TBD

Award Committee
TBD

Hubert Morken Best Book Award

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

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: The next Hubert Morken Award will be presented at the 2017 APSA meeting.

Deadline for Nominations: TBD

Award Committee
TBD

Ken Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award

The Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award will be given annually to a conference paper studying any aspect of religion and politics presented by a Ph.D. student in political science. The conference can be affiliated with any of the US-based political science associations or a conference affiliated with another association, such as the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the American Academy of Religion, the Middle East Studies Association, or the International Studies Association, as long as the paper was written by a student or students enrolled in a graduate program in political science. Papers written with faculty will not be considered. Papers presented at poster sessions are welcome. The award will be announced and presented at the annual APSA conference during the business meeting. The award committee is under no obligation to make an award if no submissions merit such recognition.

Nomination Instructions: The next Ken Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award will be presented at the 2017 APSA meeting.

Deadline for Nominations: TBD

Award Committee
TBD

Weber Best Conference Paper Award
Weber Best Conference Paper Award
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