Ralph J. Bunche Award

The Ralph Bunche Award is given annually for the best scholarly work in political science that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism.  It carries a prize of $1,000.


Nominating Information

Books may be nominated for more than one prize, should they meet the criteria.

Individuals: Individuals who are nominating a book must contact the publisher and ask to have a copy of the nominated book sent to each of the committee members listed below. 

Publishers: Send a copy of the nominated book to each of the committee members listed below.  Please submit information through the form prior to sending book copies to the committee, so that APSA can track what has been nominated. 


Nominations for the 2020 Bunche Award will close on Friday, February 14, 2020.  Please click here to submit a nomination.

List of all Ralph J. Bunche Award Recipients


2020 Award Committee

Chair: Tatishe Nteta
418 Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003

Emily Farris
TCU Box 297021
Fort Worth, Texas 76129

Dr. Debra Thompson
Department of Political Science
1284 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403