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Political Methodology (Section 10)

The purpose of this Section is to provide members having interests in methodology, including research design, measurement, and statistics, opportunities to meet and exchange ideas.

Section Membership Dues

Student Regular
$15 (Print and Online Journal)

$10 (Online only journal)

$35 (Print and Online Journal)

$30 (Online only journal)

Founded: 1986
Website:  https://thepoliticalmethodologist.com/
Newsletter: The Political Methodologist
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Section Officers
Chair Suzanna Linn, Penn State University
Vice-Chair Betsy Sinclair, Washington University in St. Louis
Journal Editor Political AnalysisJeff Gill, American University
The Political Methodologist: Justin Esarey, Wake Forest University
2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chairs
Pablo Barbera, University of Southern California
[email protected]
Kelly Rader, Yale University
[email protected]
Treasurer Luke Keele, University of Pennsylvania

 

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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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Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award honors an outstanding career of intellectual accomplishment and service to the profession in the Political Methodology field.

Nomination Instructions: Nominations may be made by any member of the Section and should consist of a statement outlining the contributions of the nominee and, if possible, the nominee's vitae.

Deadline for nominations: May 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Jeffrey Lewis University of California, Los Angeles [email protected]
Fred Boehmke University of Iowa [email protected]
Michael Ward  Duke University [email protected]

ICPSR Summer Program Undergraduate Scholarships

The ICPSR Summer Program Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded to 8 undergraduates from under-represented groups, broadly defined, to attend the first 4-week session of the ICPSR summer program. Deadline for nominations: TBA

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Saundra Schneider Michigan State University [email protected]
Betsy Sinclair Washington University, St. Louis [email protected]
Michelle Dion McMaster University [email protected]

Emerging Scholar Award

The Emerging Scholar Award honors a young researcher, within ten years of their degree, who is making notable contributions to the field of Political Methodology. Deadline for nominations: May 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Sunshine Hillygus Duke University [email protected]
Burt Monroe Penn State University [email protected]
Tom Clark Emory University [email protected]

Harold F. Gosnell Prize

The Harold Gosnell Prize recognizes the best work of Political Methodology presented at a political science conference in the previous year. Deadline for Nominations: May 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Matthew Blackwell Harvard University [email protected]
Marc Ratkovic Princeton University [email protected]
Fredrik Savje Yale University [email protected]

John T. Willliams Dissertation Prize

In recognition of the John T. Williams' contribution to graduate training, the John T. Williams Award has been established for the best dissertation proposal in the area of political methodology. Proposals using quantitative or qualitative methods are welcomed. Proposals are due May 3rd and should follow National Science Foundation format guidelines. Deadline for Nominations: May 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
John Freeman University of Minnesota [email protected]
Walter Mebane University of Michigan [email protected]
In Song Kim Massachusetts Institute of Technology [email protected]


Outstanding Reviewer Award

The Political Analysis Outstanding Reviewer Award recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary assistance to Political Analysis during the previous year. Outstanding Reviewers are those who provide excellent, timely and productive feedback for authors who have submitted manuscripts to Political Analysis. Outstanding Reviewers are also those who frequently review for the journal, and who provide the editors with productive advice about the submissions they review. Deadline for Nominations: May 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Jeff Gill American University [email protected]
Lonna R. Atkeson University of New Mexico [email protected]
D. Sunshine Hillygus Duke University [email protected]
Daniel Hopkins University of Pennsylvania [email protected]
Xun Pang Tsinghua University [email protected]
Betsy Sinclair Washington University in St. Louis [email protected]


Society for Political Methodology Poster Award

The Society for Political Methodology Poster Award recognizes the best political methodology poster given at any political science conference in the preceding year.Deadline for nominations: July 30, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
John Londregan Princeton University [email protected]
Patrick Brandt University of Texas at Dallas [email protected]
Sarah Bouchat Northwestern University [email protected]
Thomas Gschwend University of Mannheim [email protected]
Charles Crabtree Dartmouth University [email protected]
Michael Bailey Georgetown University [email protected]
Erin Hartman University of California, Los Angeles [email protected]
Betsy Sinclair Washington University in St. Louis [email protected]


Statistical Software Award

The Statistical Software Award recognizing statistical software that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of political analysis. Deadline for nominations: May 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Sarah Bouchat Northwestern University [email protected]
Graeme Blair University of California, Los Angeles [email protected]
Clay Webb University of Kansas [email protected]
Nicholas Beauchamp Northeastern University [email protected]


Warren Miller Article Award

The Warren Miller Article Award is given for the best article in Political Analysis. Deadline for nominations: May 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Bear Braumoeller Ohio State University [email protected]
Patrick Brandt University of Texas, Dallas [email protected]
Alexander Theodoridis University of California, Merced [email protected]
Jeff Gill (ex officio) American University [email protected]


Excellence in Mentoring Award

The Society for Political Methodology Excellence in Mentoring Award honors members of the Society for Political methodology who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring and advising graduate and/or undergraduate students-particularly those from underrepresented groups. Deadline for nominations: May 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
David Darmofal University of South Carolina [email protected]
Amber Boydstun University of California, Davis [email protected]
Guillermo Rosas Washington University, St. Louis [email protected]


Box-Steffensmeier and Garcia ICPSR Summer Program Scholarship

The John A. Garcia Award is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the ICPSR Summer Program’s four-week sessions.  The scholarship will be awarded to a maximum of three under-represented graduate students in Ph.D. programs Deadline for nominations: May 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Saundra Schneider Michigan State University [email protected]
Adrienne Hosek University of California, Davis [email protected]
Lee Walker University of North Texas [email protected]