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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
Luis Fraga
University of Notre Dame
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Chair-Elect
Laura Reese
Michigan State University
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Secretary
Tim Weaver
University at Albany, SUNY
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Treasurer
Tim Weaver
University at Albany, SUNY
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Journal Editor
Urban Affairs Review
Peter Burns
Loyola University, New Orleans
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Urban Affairs Review
Jered Carr
University of Illinois, Chicago
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Urban Affairs Review
Annette Steinacker
Loyola University, Chicago
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Urban Affairs Review
Antonio Tavares
Universidade do Minho
[email protected]

2018 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Jill Simone Gross
Hunter College, CUNY
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David Imbroscio
University of Louisville
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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
Christopher Hawkins, University of Central Florida
Alisha Holland, Princeton University
Adrienne LeBas, American University
Eduardo Moncada, Barnard College
Antonio Tavares, University of Minho
Daniel J. Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania

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 1, 2018

Award Committee

TBA



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 2017 should be sent to each committee member.

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Nomination Instructions: Hard copies (or electronic, if preferred by committee members) of dissertations completed and approved in 2017 should be to each committee member by March 1, 2018.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee

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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.

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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, 2018.

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee

TBA

Best Paper Award

Urban Affairs Review is sponsoring a $250 award for the Best Paper in Urban, Local, or Regional Politics presented at the American Political Science Association conference, starting with the 2017 conference.  The chairs of all Urban and Local Politics Section panels will be asked to nominate papers.  Authors from any panel on the conference program can also self-nominate their papers.  The best paper will be selected by a panel of three scholars: one editor of Urban Affairs Review, one member of the UAR editorial board, and one member of the executive council of the Urban and Local Politics Section.  Nominations and papers must be received by September 30th of each year.  Papers as written at the the time of the APSA conference will be judged.  The award will be announced on the APSA Urban and Local Politics section website and the UAR website by December 15th.  Authors of the winning paper will also be invited to submit to the Urban Affairs Review for fast-track review and publication, noting it was the winner of the Best Paper Award.  This will be an annual award.  Awards may not be made every year, depending on the number and quality of submissions.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Please send your nominations to Elizabeth Motyka at [email protected]. Questions can be directed to Annette Steinacker at [email protected].

Deadline for Nominations: September 30, 2017

Award Committee

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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 1, 2018.

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee

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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 2018 APSA meeting to the 2018 program chairs. Please send accepted proposals to the 2018 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 2017-2018 Program Chairs for final selection.

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee
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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, 2018

Award Committee
TBA

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