Sexuality and Politics (Section 38)

The objective of the Sexuality and Politics Section is to bring together scholars working in a variety of areas within political science to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and to foster intellectual community and expertise within the APSA.

Founded: 2007
Public Discussion List: APSA Connect discussion

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Section Awards

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.

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Kenneth Sherrill Best Dissertation Award

The Kenneth Sherrill Best Dissertation Award recognizes the best dissertation on sexuality and politics completed and successfully defended in the previous two calendar years. The award is open to all scholarship that falls under the broad rubric of sexuality and politics, including studies concerning the regulation of sexuality, political responses to the regulation of sexuality, the uses of sexuality as a political construct, the intersections of sexuality with gender, race, and class, or LGBT politics and mobilizations.
Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2023

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Scott Nicholas Segal (Chair) San Francisco State University   [email protected]
Joanna Wuest Mount Holyoke College [email protected]
Minwoo Jung Loyola University Chicago [email protected]

Cynthia Weber Best Conference Paper Award

The Best Conference Paper Award recognizes the best paper exploring sexuality and politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2023

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Brian Harrison (Chair)  University of Minnesota [email protected]
Isabel Felix Gonzales University of California, Irvine [email protected]
Zein Murib Fordham University [email protected]