is a Professor of Political Science, the Walker Family Professor for the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Politics at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the Founding Editor of the Cambridge University Press Series in Business and Public Policy as well as the Cambridge University Press Elements in Organizational Response to Climate Change. He is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Environmental Change and Society and an International Research Fellow at the Center for Corporate Reputation, University of Oxford. He served as the Vice President of the International Studies Association during 2015-2016. His recent awards include the American Political Science Association’s 2020 Elinor Ostrom Career Achievement Award for “lifetime contribution to the study of science, technology, and environmental politics,” the International Studies Association’s 2019 Distinguished International Political Economy Scholar Award as well its 2018 James N. Rosenau Award for “scholar who has made the most important contributions to globalization studies” and the European Consortium for Political Research’s 2018 Regulatory Studies Development Award that recognizes a senior scholar who has made notable “contributions to the field of regulatory governance.
Statement of views: I am honored to be nominated for the APSA Council. Most societal challenges, especially the climate crisis, are not amenable to technological fixes; their political and institutional dimensions need to be carefully studied and addressed. Unfortunately, such efforts are impeded by the rise of populism, the decline in trust in institutions, and the broader erosion of democratic norms. As a discipline, we should focus on evidence-supported pathways to address these challenges and develop a communication strategy to rally experts and public opinion behind them. Academics cannot afford to lose the battle of ideas to populists. Political science plays a vital role in reclaiming the policy space for thoughtful, evidence-based, and respectful discourse. I want to focus my time and efforts on the Council to make the discipline more inclusive and explore ways in which political scientists can contribute effectively to the policy discourse. Specifically, I would encourage the APSA to engage more with the multiple dimensions of the climate crisis so that political science is at the forefront of climate conversations and debates.
Bassel F. Salloukh
is Associate Professor of Political Science and Head of the Politics and International Relations Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He obtained his MA and PhD (Honour List) in Political Science from McGill University, Canada, and his Honours BA (Summa Cum Laude) in Political Science from McMaster University, Canada. His main fields of specialization include Comparative Politics (Global South and Middle East), Political Theory (Philosophy of Reconciliation and Interculturalism), and International Relations (Middle East IR). Salloukh is a member of the Arab Political Science Network’s (APSN) Advisory Committee, the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) Steering Committee, the American Political Science Association (APSA) MENA Politics Section’s Workshops Planning Committee, and Editor at Middle East Law and Governance
. His most recent publications include the co-authored The Politics of Sectarianism in Postwar Lebanon
(Pluto Press, 2015) and articles in PS: Political Science and Politics, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, International Journal of Middle East Studies, International Studies Perspectives, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, and Middle East Law and Governance
. His current research focuses on a critique of power-sharing arrangements in post-colonial and postwar states, and the political economy of Lebanon’s postwar collapse.
Statement of Views: APSA has an instrumental role to play in promoting knowledge production and innovative teaching approaches in Political Science globally. I can still remember the first time I sat down with an APSA delegation visiting Beirut to discuss the challenges facing praxis and teaching of Political Science in academic institutions in the Arab world. Albeit the café where we met was later destroyed by the Beirut Port explosion of August 4, 2020, the work we started then is now firmly institutionalized in multiple forms, whether the APSA MENA Politics Section or the APSA MENA Workshops. I am especially interested in working with my APSA colleagues and pertinent sections to establish the institutional infrastructure that offers rigorous methodological and theoretical training to a new generation of political scientists from the region. The objective is to create knowledge from the region and for the region, but always in critical conversation with the debates that shape our exciting discipline across the globe. I consider APSA the bridge that connects and helps facilitate these conversations in a manner that serves its own mission and the multiple challenges we encounter as we try to advance Political Science teaching and research in the Arab world and beyond.
Christina J. Schneider
is Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Future of Democracy Initiative at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California, San Diego. In 2013, she was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair of the European Union. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Konstanz. Before joining UCSD, she worked at the University of Konstanz, the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Oxford University, and Princeton University. Her research focuses on the domestic politics of cooperation in international organizations, such as the European Union or international development institutions, with a focus on democratic representation. Her current research focuses on questions surrounding international cooperation and democratic resilience. Her two books are published with Cambridge University Press, and her articles appear in journals such as American Journal of Political Science
, British Journal of Political Science
, International Organization
, International Studies Quarterly
, the Journal of Politics
, Journal of Conflict Resolution
, Journal of European Public Policy
, and Public Choice
Statement of views: I am deeply honored to be nominated to serve on the APSA Council. As a scholar and mentor, I have always strived to foster academic excellence, diversity and inclusion, and mutual respect within the community. If elected to the APSA Council, I would be committed to work toward strengthening the efforts of the association toward those important goals. In addition to supporting the association in building those strengths, I have long promoted research that employs diverse methods and reaches across disciplines to address major challenges such as the current existential threats to democracy and the climate crisis. I believe that the association has an important role to play in addressing those important and enduring questions by bringing to bear the diverse scholarship and expertise of its membership.
is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Africana Studies at Oklahoma State University. She served as a member of APSA’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, an APSA grants reviewer, and as section chair for MPSA and WPSA. She currently serves as a member of the American Political Science Review
’s editorial board. She teaches courses in race and gender politics, social movements and qualitative methods, with an expertise in intersectionality, comparative equality, and Latin American politics. Her research areas focus on the politics and policy of intersectionality, comparative racial and gender politics, and the politics of inclusion. Her work has been published in a variety of academic outlets, including Political Research Quarterly
, European Journal of Women and Politics
, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies
, Revista de Ciencia Política
, The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics
, and Politics and Gender
, among others.
Statement of views: It is no secret that the academic landscape is fraught, and that its challenges remain unequally distributed among the members of the discipline. Given this, the question of who disciplinary organizations serve, and how they do so, remain ever relevant. I am honored to be nominated to the APSA Council. If elected I see my role as helping the association to nuance our attention to the important questions of the moment, internal and external to the discipline. For instance, there is a growing consensus that our scholarship should be more public-facing, but what are the implications of this for the varied members of the body? How can APSA help to support scholars when, inevitably, the temerity of some to simply exist in the public sphere exposes them to vitriol? What else might the discipline do to recognize, include, and support the ever-increasing ranks of non-tenure track and contingent faculty? How can political science grow in its commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion in ways that translate to meaningful engagement and action, rather than empty rhetoric? If elected I look forward to assisting the Council in navigating these complexities.