is Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she received her PhD in 2000. She has taught also in the Honors Programs (University Colleges) of the Universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam, Netherlands, at Sciences Po, Grenoble, France and in the graduate program of European University, Saint Petersburg, Russia, as a Fulbright Fellow.
Her substantive research draws from political theorists such as Hannah Arendt, Charles Taylor and Paul Ricoeur to investigate “lost treasures” of European politics, from the founding years of European integration to civil society’s engagement in situations of crisis in Greece and Russia. She is the author of two books, A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration (Oxford: Routledge, 2012), and Un sens à l’Europe: Gagner la paix (1950-2003) (Paris: Editions Odile Jacob, 2003); and her work has appeared in a number of journals including Constellations and The Journal of Common Market Studies. She has published in the media and given radio interviews regularly, and made dozens of public lectures on European politics, both in the US and Europe.
Catherine Guisan served as the first chair of the APSA Service Committee on the Status of Contingent Faculty, 2016-2019.
Statement of views: I would be honored to serve on the APSA Council. APSA is an organization, which I have grown to know and appreciate increasingly through my 3 year-term as chair of a Service Committee. As an adjunct faculty who spent her first twenty adult years, working with NGOs in Europe, Asia and North America, and as a foreign-born American-trained scholar, I will contribute a multifaceted perspective to the Council’s deliberations. If elected, I will pursue three goals: a) Prod the APSA Council to develop and adopt guidelines regarding the treatment of contingent faculty by departments of Political Science. I teach on a campus where unionization of tenure and tenure-track faculty with adjunct faculty has been declared unconstitutional by Court order, and I know from personal experience how important and useful such guidelines could be. They should not be imperative, but would help set a minimum standard for departments where a lone contingent faculty negotiates salary and other forms of compensation b) Contribute to the ongoing internationalization of APSA and its programs, thanks to the professional networks I have developed in several European countries c) Help promote a form of public engagement which bears on international, and especially Transatlantic, relations.
Nancy J. Hirschman
n is Stanley I Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences in the Department of Political Science at The University of Pennsylvania. She has served as Director of the Program on Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women, and Vice Chair and Graduate Chair of the Department of Political Science. She previously taught at Cornell University for twelve years, Swarthmore College, and Gettysburg College. Her books includeThe Subject of Liberty: Toward a Feminist Theory of Freedom, which won the 2004 Victoria Schuck Award from the APSA; Gender, Class, and Freedom in Modern Political Theory: and Rethinking Obligation: A Feminist Method for Political Theory, as well a numerous collected volumes, and published numerous articles on domestic violence, welfare reform, Islamic veiling, freedom, disability, and women’s role in the family which have appeared in edited collections and journals such as The American Political Science Review, Political Theory, and Constellations. She has held numerous fellowships, including the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, The European University Institute, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She is currently finishing her latest book, Freedom, Power, and Disability. She also has worked for the Boston Globe and on Capitol Hill. Photo credit Joel Elliott/National Humanities Center
Statement of Views: I am honored to have been nominated to stand for Council. I have long believed that a focus on politics requires a wide variety of methods, approaches, and substantive interests, as well as scholars who come from a great diversity of backgrounds. The American Political Science Association is and should be an organization that reflects the diversity of its members. I will work to support the APSA’s efforts to provide a welcoming space to foster an inclusive community of scholars, providing important resources for faculty that can facilitate collaboration across and within fields of specialization. I am particularly interested in further helping the association provide resources for diversifying the “pipeline” and mentoring junior faculty and graduate students, as well as women, racial and ethnic minorities, disabled scholars, LGBTQ+ scholars and other groups who are at times disadvantaged within the profession. In these difficult times of crisis, political scientists have unique contributions to make to the public conversation, and I will work to support new ways for the APSA to help members reach new constituencies while also reducing our carbon footprint.
is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. She previously was a faculty member in the Department of Government at Harvard University and the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and a B.A. in political science from Yale University and is a former Havard Academy Scholar. Ichino’s research focuses on ethnic politics, voter behavior, political geography, candidate selection, and political party development in sub-Saharan Africa, and on political methodology. Her work has been published in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Sociological Methods and Research, Social Networks, and other scholarly journals. Her research in Ghana has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the International Growth Center.
Ichino has been active in APSA, serving as organizer of the Political Economy Section for the 2015 Annual Meeting, a member of the executive committee for the Comparative Politics section for 2019-21, and Secretary for the Experimental Methods Section for 2020-22. She also served in various capacities for the African Politics Conference Group, Visions in Methodology, and Evidence for Governance and Policy (EGAP).
Statement of Views: I would be honored to serve on the APSA Council. If elected, I would like to work with fellow council members and APSA staff to support political scientists at many different types of institutions in the aftermath of the covid pandemic and the structural changes in higher education that will follow; encourage efforts to advance scholars from under-represented groups in the undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, and faculty ranks; and to assist APSA’s international outreach in strengthening a scholarly community of rigorous research around the world.
Tamara Metz is associate professor of Political Science and Humanities, chair of the Political Science Department and director of The Center for Teaching and Learning at Reed College. She has served APSA as the treasurer of Foundations of Political Theory, and a member of the Distinguished Teaching Award Committee; for WPSA she served as the chair of the Women’s Caucus and as a board member of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, WPSA. In 2010, she hosted the annual meeting of the Association for Political Theory. Her research engages contemporary political theory and focuses on gender, care and justice in contemporary liberal democratic theory and practice. She is the author of Untying the Knot: Marriage, the State and the Case for Their Divorce (Princeton University Press, 2010), co-editor of Justice, Politics, and the Family (Paradigm Press, 2014) and has published work in various edited volumes and journals including Contemporary Political Theory, Politics & Gender, Social Theory and Practice, Journal of Politics, The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, and The Nation.
Statement of Views: I am honored to be nominated to the Council. Areas toward which I hope to steer the Council’s energies include:
- Fostering diverse, equitable engagement by scholars from across subfields, institutional contexts, seniority, and social categories. APSA is only as valuable and vibrant as it is inclusive.
- The climate crisis. As an organization dedicated to the study of how human beings live together, APSA should be leading the way in refiguring how we operate in light of the climate crisis. Considerations of equity must be at the fore of these effots.
- The grad school-adjunct crisis. APSA cannot solve the meta-political-economic-social problems fueling the reality that more than half of all faculty appointments are part-time and often woefully under-compensated, but the organization has a crucial role to play in addressing this matter “at home,” in the discipline.
- Undergraduate teaching and learning. All of the above have important implications for our work as teachers. As the director of a center for teaching and learning at a small liberal arts college, I hope to steer APSA’s energies in directions that support our work as teachers as much as scholars.
is associate professor of political science at the University of Florida. His intellectual and research interests range from International Relations theory, international security affairs, and US foreign policy, through the history and sociology of social science, to interpretive methods of political research. His book, Our Enemies and US: America's Rivalries and the Making of Political Science, was published by Cornell University Press and translated into Chinese and Japanese. His articles appeared in journals such as International Security, Perspectives on Politics, Polity, and the Review of International Studies.
Oren has been a member of the executive committee of the APSA’s Conference Group on Interpretive Methodologies and Methods since its inception in 2009; he chaired the committee between 2013 and 2017. He is former Vice President of the International Studies Association (ISA), and former President of the ISA's southern region. In Spring 2010 he was a Fulbright lecturer at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing. He has given invited lectures in Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Israel, Japan, and China. Oren earned a BA in Middle Eastern and African Studies from Tel-Aviv University, an MA in Political Science from New York University, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
Statement of Views: I have been a member of the association for some thirty years and I am honored to be nominated to serve on the Council. Within the association, my main home in recent years has been in the space of conference-related groups. I am sensitive to the needs of these groups and, should I be elected, I will endeavor to represent their perspective to the best of my abilities. I will also endeavor to ensure that intellectual diversity and methodological pluralism continue to permeate the discipline.
is professor of political science at Hunter College and the Graduate Center. She is Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Crown Center for the Middle East at Brandeis University and co-founder and co-director of the Sidi Bou Said School of Critical Protest Studies. She was an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and the Project on Middle East Political Science, and she has served on the editorial committees of Middle East Law and Governance, International Journal of Middle East Studies, and Middle East Report. She has received awards from the National Science Foundation, the US Institute of Peace, the Social Science Research Council, and the Rockefeller Foundation, and is a three-time Fulbright scholar (most recently in Spain in Spring 2020). Her books include the award-winning Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen (Cambridge 2006) and (with Laleh Khalili) Policing and Prisons in the Middle East (Columbia 2010). Her articles have appeared in World Politics, Comparative Politics, Middle East Report, Journal of Democracy, and Social Movement Studies, among many others. She is currently finalizing a book manuscript titled Protesting Jordan: Geographies of Power and Dissent. She received her PhD in politics from New York University in 2000.
Statement of Views: I am honored to be nominated to serve on the APSA Council. Because I have taught at three public universities, I am acutely aware of the challenges of public institutions at a time of constant cuts in state budgets. These cuts force faculty to struggle with slashed or non-existent research budgets, underfunded libraries, and heavy workloads, while students often work full-time and struggle to complete coursework without a personal computer or the funds to purchase books. APSA is not only the professional association of well-funded prestige schools, but of the far larger number of public and less-well-resourced schools that educate the vast majority of students. Because I have taught at both R-1 universities as well as an urban public university, I can give voice to the concerns of public schools in general and the challenges and needs of the political science faculty who work there. If elected to the APSA Council, I would also work to advance greater equality of opportunity and resources within the profession along the lines of gender, sexual identity, race, and ethnicity, as well as diverse methodological and epistemological commitments.