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Racial Identity and Voting: Conceptualizing White Identity in Spatial Terms

Friday, June 22, 2018

Racial Identity and Voting: Conceptualizing White Identity in Spatial Terms by Nicholas Weller, University of California, Riverside and Jane Junn, University of Southern California Recent political events have prompted an examination of the analytical tools and conceptual frameworks used in political science to understand voting and candidate choice. Scholars in the behavioral tradition have highlighted the empirical relationship between […]

Black Lives Matter: Evidence that Police-Caused Deaths Predict Protest Activity

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Black Lives Matter: Evidence that Police-Caused Deaths Predict Protest Activity by Vanessa Williamson, Brookings Institution, Kris-Stella Trump, Social Science Research Council, and Katherine Levine Einstein, Boston University Since 2013, protests opposing police violence against Black people have occurred across a number of American cities under the banner of “Black Lives Matter.” We develop a new dataset of […]

Enroll Your Department in the 2018-19 APSA Minority Student Recruitment Program

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Get a jump start on grad student recruitment! The APSA Minority Student Recruitment Program (MSRP) connects undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in or show potential for graduate study with graduate programs interested in recruiting diverse cohorts of doctoral students. PhD department officers can enroll their departments online through their APSA accounts. Enroll your department by […]

APSA Women’s Research Mentoring Workshop, Applications Due June 30

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Women in political science: please apply to this free workshop! Network with female peers and mentors in your field and receive focused, expert feedback on your research. To apply, please visit this link, by June 30, 2018. Click here to apply. About the Workshop The workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation and the American Political […]

Short Course: Gender, Resurgent Nationalism & Masculinist Politics in the U.S. & Europe

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Gender, Resurgent Nationalism & Masculinist Politics in the U.S. & Europe Malliga Och 1:30 pm – 5:30pm This short-course focuses on cutting-edge research on gender and politics which responds to fast-moving political developments in the US UK and Europe. These include backlash against racial and gendered political progress and the resurgent rise of nationalism and […]

Theme Panel: How to Write About Your Research for The Monkey Cage

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How to Write About Your Research for The Monkey Cage Editors from The Monkey Cage discuss ways to broader the audience for research and engage with a variety of academic and non-academic publics. Participants: John M. Sides, George Washington University (Chair) Kim Yi Dionne, Smith College (Presenter) E.J. Graff, (Presenter) Marc Lynch, George Washington University […]

Meet 2018 Carnegie Fellow Prerna Singh

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program recognizes an exceptional group of both established and emerging scholars, journalists, and authors with the goal of strengthening U.S. democracy, driving technological and cultural creativity, exploring global connections and global ruptures, and improving both natural and human environments.  Prerna Singh is is Mahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International […]

APSA News & Updates

Call to All APSA Members: APSA Presidential Task Force on New Partnerships
APSA President-Elect Rogers Smith has appointed a Task Force on New Partnerships, chaired by Robert Lieberman of Johns Hopkins University, to propose new initiatives in the areas of research, teaching, and civic engagement. The task force seeks your input as it develops proposals to be implemented, with Council approval, during the 2018-2019 academic year. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018. 

APSA 2018 Council Nominations
The APSA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its 2018 nominees for APSA Council. Each has agreed to serve if elected.  The call for nominations was circulated among the membership, and outreach specifically to APSA committees and organized sections was conducted.  View the 2018 Council nominations.

APSA Statement on Reinstating Citizenship Question in 2020 Census
On March 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will reinstate a question regarding citizenship status in the 2020 census. The census last included a citizenship question in 1950. The American Political Science Association is concerned that this announced change for the 2020 census, which was introduced without following standard practice for public comment and testing new questions, could compromise the response rate and undermine the scientific integrity of the decennial questionnaire. This data—a record of the number of all people in the United States—is of critical importance not only to state, local, and federal government officials and policymakers, but also to researchers across a variety of social and behavioral science disciplines, including political science. Read the full statement here.

Call for Proposals: Editors of the American Political Science Review 
APSA invites proposals for an editor or group of editors to lead APSR for a four-year term beginning in June 2020. We seek editor(s) with a commitment to publishing articles that represent the methodological and sub-field diversity of the discipline while maintaining the leading role of the journal in publishing cutting-edge empirical and theoretical research in Political Science. Learn how to submit a proposal here.

Read the report on the 2017 APSA Survey on Sexual Harassment at Annual Meetings in PS
In the Spring of 2017, the APSA Professional Ethics, Rights, and Freedoms Committee surveyed the APSA membership to determine the extent and nature of perceived harassment experience at APSA Annual Meetings. Committee chair, Professor Virginia Sapiro, Boston University, and former committee member, Professor David Campbell, University of Notre Dame, co-authored a report based upon the survey findings. The survey and subsequent full version of the report complement the recent institution of the new APSA anti-harassment policy. Read more on the harassment resource page.

National Science Foundation Releases Solicitation Announcement for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election
The announcement provides a brief history of the project as well as the due dates for the required letter of intent and proposal.The solicitation announcement can be found here.

This page contains a link to the solicitation (NSF 18-519).  The solicitation provides the requirements of the competition.  The primary innovation in this solicitation is that two unlinked awards will be made, one for the face to face survey and one for a web based version.  While these awards will be made to separate institutions, the eventual awardees will be expected to work closely together to develop and administer the pre and post election surveys.

If you have any questions about this solicitation, feel free to contact Brian D. Humes at either [email protected] or 703.292.7284.

APSA Statement on President Trump's Decision to End the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
The Association is very concerned about the potential detrimental impact that the decision to end DACA would have on the free exchange of ideas and the promotion of research, teaching, and intellectual engagement on college campuses and other research settings from which we all benefit. Read more.

APSA Comments on Proposed Changes to Visa Applicant Disclosure Requirements
APSA writes express concern about the Notice of Information Collection under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants (DS-5535), 82 Federal Register 20956, published on May 4, 2017. The notice imposes new disclosure requirements on a subset of visa applicants with vaguely worded provisions that threaten a chilling effect on the free exchange of ideas through international scholarly exchange and collaboration. Read more.

APSA statement regarding President Trump's executive order "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States"
APSA condemns the new Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” and strongly urges President Trump to rescind it. Like the administration’s earlier Executive Order issued on January 27, this new order continues to generate detrimental effects on colleagues and students with whom we teach, write, and collaborate. Read full statement. Visit this link for travel ban resources.

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