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Urban and Local Politics (Section 13)

The purpose of the Section is to promote interest in teaching and research in urban politics and policy. The Section seeks to encourage communication among individuals interested in Urban Politics within the Association and within related disciplines.

Founded: 1986
Yearly membership dues: Subscription to Urban Affairs Review included with membership.
$28 for Professional Members, Print and Online journal access
$18 for Professional Members, Online-only journal access
$18 for Student Members, Print and Online journal access
$10 for Student Members, Online-only journal access
Public Discussion List: APSA Connect discussion
Journal: Urban Affairs Review
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
Ronald Vogel
Ryerson University
ron.vogel@politics.ryerson.ca

Chair-Elect
Luis Fraga
University of Notre Dame
luis.fraga@nd.edu

Secretary
Tim Weaver
University at Albany, SUNY
tweaver@albany.edu

Treasurer
Tim Weaver
University at Albany, SUNY
tweaver@albany.edu

Journal Editor
Urban Affairs Review Peter Burns
Loyola University, New Orleans
pburns@loyno.edu

Urban Affairs Review
Jered Carr
University of Illinois, Chicago
jbcarr@uic.edu

Urban Affairs Review
Annette Steinacker
Loyola University, Chicago
asteinacker@luc.edu

Urban Affairs Review
Antonio Tavares
Universidade do Minho
atavares@eeg.uminho.pt

2017 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Yue Zhang
University of Illinois, Chicago
yuezhang.uic.edu

Thomas Vicino
Northeastern University
t.vicino@northeastern.edu

Executive Council
Christina Greer, Fordham University
Jered Carr, University of Illinois, Chicago
Ravi Perry, Virginia Commonwealth University
Stefanie Chambers, Trinity College-Hartford
Vesla Weaver, Yale University
Andra Gillespie, Emory University
Ryan Enos, Harvard University
Annika Hinze, Fordham University
Alison Post, University of California, Berkeley
Tariq Thachil, Yale University
Chris Warshaw, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Juliet Musso, University of Southern California

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 13. Urban Politics awards to-date »

Dennis Judd Best Book Award

The Best Book Award recognizes the best book on urban politics published in the previous year. Hard copies of nominated books should be sent to each committee member.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2017

Award Committee

Warren Magnusson, Chair
University of Victoria
wmagnus@uvic.ca

Jeff Paller
University of San Francisco
jeffrey.paller@gmail.com

Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore
Michigan State University
jacks174@msu.edu

Annika Hinze
Fordham University
annika79@gmail.com

Elizabeth Strom
University of South Florida
estrom@usf.edu

Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation on urban politics accepted in the previous year. The award comes with a $250 prize. Electronic or hard copies of dissertations completed and approved in 2016 should be sent to each committee member.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Hard copies (or electronic, if preferred by committee members) of dissertations completed and approved in 2016 should be to each committee member by March 15, 2017.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2017

Award Committee

Martin Horak, Chair 
University of Western Ontario
mhorak73@gmail.com

Stefanie Chambers
Trinity College
stefanie.chambers@trincoll.edu

Paul Kantor
kantor@fordham.edu

Byran Jackson Dissertation Research on Minority Politics Award

The Byran Jackson Award recognizes the outstanding scholarship by a graduate student studying racial and ethnic politics in an urban setting. The award comes with a $500 prize. Electronic or hard copies of approved dissertation proposals should be sent to each committee member.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Hard copies (or electronic, if preferred by committee member) of approved dissertation proposals should be sent to each committee member by March 15, 2017.

Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2017

Award Committee

Dianne Pinderhughes, Chair
University of Notre Dame
Dianne.M.Pinderhughes.1@nd.edu

Susan Clarke
gaileco@gmail.com

Annie Fleischmann

Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper given at an Urban Politics Section panel at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting. Electronic or hard copies of nominated papers should be sent to each committee member.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Hard copies (or electronic, if preferred by committee member) of approved dissertation proposals should be sent to each committee member by March 15, 2017.

Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2017

Award Committee

Genie Stowers, Chair
San Francisco State University
gstowers@sfsu.edu

Ann Bowman
Texas A&M University
annbowman@tamu.edu

Laura Reese
Michigan State University
reesela@msu.edu

Norton Long Career Achievement Award

The Norton Long Career Achievement Award is presented annually to a scholar who has made distinguished contributions to the study of urban politics over the course of a career through scholarly publication, the mentoring of students, and public service. Nominations and two (2) supporting letters should be submitted electronically to all committee members.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Nominations and two (2) supporting letters submitted to all committee members by March 15, 2017.

Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2017

Award Committee

David Imbroscio, Chair
University of Louisville
david.imbroscio@louisville.edu

Barbara Ferman
Temple University
bferman@temple.edu

Jill Gross
Hunter College-CUNY
jill.s.gross@hunter.cuny.edu

Susan Clarke Young Scholars' Award

The Susan Clarke Young Scholars' award recognizes scholars who completed their Ph.D. within the last three years (or are ABDs) and submitted a paper proposal for the 2017 APSA meeting to the 2017 program chairs. Please send accepted proposals to the 2017 Program Chairs and indicate that you are eligible for the Susan Clarke Young Scholars' Award

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Please send the appropriate proposals to the panel chairs and designate that you are eligible for the Susan Clarke Young Scholars' Award. The panel chairs should forward these proposals to the 2016-2017 Program Chairs for final selection.

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee
TBA

Clarence Stone Scholar Award

The Clarence Stone Scholar Award recognizes up to two young scholars who are making a significant contribution to the study of urban politics. The award is to be given to up to two post-PhD scholars who are in their career (pre-tenure, or recently advanced within the last 3 years).

Previous recipients »

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee
TBA

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