Skip to Content
 

Legislative Studies (Section 3)

The purpose of this section is to provide members with an interest in legislative processes, behavior, and representation opportunities to meet and exchange ideas.

Founded: 1983
Yearly membership dues: $33 for Professional members for both hard copy and electronic access to LSQ; $23 for Professional members with electronic-only access to LSQ; $3 for Student members, electronic-only access to LSQ. Subscription to Legislative Studies Quarterly included with membership.
Website: www.legislativestudies.org
Journal: Legislative Studies Quarterly; published 4 times per year with print and online access. Click here for electronic access instructions.
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.

More on organized sections »

Section Officers

Chair
Wendy J. Schiller
Brown University
[email protected]

Secretary
James Curry
University of Utah
[email protected]

Treasurer
James Curry
University of Utah
[email protected]

Journal Editor
Legislative Studies Quarterly
Brian Crisp
Washington University in St. Louis 
c[email protected]

2018 Annual Meeting
Program Chairs

Jonathan Slapin
University of Essex
[email protected]

Michael Rocca
University of New Mexico
[email protected]

 

 

Council
Term: 09/2017-08/2019
Leslie Schwindt-Bayer, Rice University

 

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 03. Legislative Studies awards to-date »

Alan Rosenthal Prize

In the spirit of Alan Rosenthal's work, this prize is dedicated to encouraging young scholars to study questions that are of importance to legislators and legislative staff and to conduct research that has the potential application to strengthening the practice of representative democracy.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Topics may be national or subnational in focus and apply to any country. Preference will be given to comparative legislative research among legislatures in the same country of across countries. The prize is funded by the Trust for Representative Democracy of the National Conference of State Legislature and the State Legislative Leaders Foundation. Deadline for submission is March 1. The book or article must be published in the previous calendar year and authored by scholars below the rank of associate professor or legislative practitioners at equivalent career stage.  In the case of books or articles by multiple authors, the work is eligible for the award if at least one author is below the rank of associate professor. Nominations for award may be done by anyone, including authors, publishers, departments or practitioners. Please send cover letter and copy of work to each member of prize committee.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
Tiffany D. Barnes, Chair
University of Kentucky
[email protected]

Amanda Driscoll
Florida State University
[email protected]

Nathaniel Birkhead
Kansas State University
[email protected]



Carl Albert Dissertation Award

The Carl Albert Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation in legislative studies. Topics may be national or subnational in focus -- on Congress, parliaments, state legislatures, or other representative bodies. The prize is funded by the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to the cash prize associated with the award, winners are typically invited to guest lecture on the OU campus with travel expenses paid by the Carl Albert Center.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: The deadline for submission is March 1. Dissertations must have a copyright date of one or two years previous to the year in which the award is presented. Terms for submitting dissertation: (1) one copy sent to each member of the committee; (2) no more than one submission per Ph.D.-granting department; (3) letter form the department indicating the selection; and (4) a letter from the dissertation chair, or other appropriate committee member, describing the significance of the work.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
Michelle Whyman, Chair
Duke University
[email protected]

Anthony Madonna
University of Georgia
[email protected]

Jason Casellas
University of Houston
[email protected]



CQ Press Award

The CQ Press Award for the best paper on legislative studies presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee
Stuart Soroka, Chair
Univerity of Michigan
[email protected]

Sebastian Saiegh
University of California at San Diego
[email protected]

Wendy J. Schiller
Brown University
[email protected]

Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award

Jewell-Loewenberg Prize for the best article in the Legislative Studies Quarterly in the previous year (All articles published in LSQ last year are under consideration):

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
Doug Ahler, Chair
Florida State University
[email protected]

Sharece Thrower
Vanderbilt University
[email protected]

Gisela Sin
University of Illinois
[email protected]



Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize

The Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize is awarded to the best book in legislative studies published ion the previous year. In the tradition of Professor Fenno's work, this prize is designed to honor work that is both theoretically and empirically strong. Moreover, this prize is dedicated to encouraging scholars to pursue new and different avenues of research in order to find answers to previously unexplored questions about the nature of politics.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Nominations must have a copyright date of the year prior to that in which the award is given, and a copy of the book must be sent to each member of the committee. Deadline for Submission is March 1.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
Douglas L. Kriner, Chair
Boston University
[email protected]

Rebecca Thorpe
University of Washington
[email protected]

William Bianco
Indiana University
[email protected]

Barbara Sinclair Legacy Award

The Barbara Sinclair Legacy Award is designed to honor the work of a scholar or set of scholars who have contributed a lifetime of significant scholarship to the study of legislative politics.  In the tradition of Professor Sinclair's body of work, recipients of this award will have focused on individual legislative behavior, institutional rules, or the role of party in shaping legislative politics.  This award is also intended to recognize scholars who employ a range of methods in their research.  Nomination can be made by any member of the legislative Studies Section.

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
Gregory Koger, Chair
University of Miami
[email protected]

Sarah Binder
George Washington University
[email protected]

Lynda Powell
University of Rochester
[email protected]

Emerging Scholar Award

The Emerging Scholar award is designed to recognize a scholar who is no more than 6 years from the year of their PhD who has informed the study of legislative politics through innovative and rigorous scholarship.  The recipient of this award will be an individual who has a strong early career publication trajectory, and has presented their work actively at conferences and other public venues.  Letters of nomination for this award should be sent to the committee along with the candidate's most recent CV.

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee: 
Laurel Harbridge, Chair
Northwestern University
[email protected]

Leslie Schwindt-Bayer
Rice University
[email protected]

Michael Crespin
University of Oklahoma
[email protected]

Section Counts

American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206
(202) 483-2512 • Fax: +1 (202) 483-2657

Scroll Up