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Religion and Politics (Section 11)

The purpose of this section is to encourage the study of the interrelations between religion and politics, including the politics of religious pluralism; law, religion and governance; faith, practice and political behavior; and the politics of secularism, in the United States as well as in a comparative, historical, and global perspective.

Founded: 1986
Website: https://connect.apsanet.org/s11/

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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.

All section 11. Religion and Politics awards to-date »

 

Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award

The Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award will be given annually to a conference paper studying any aspect of religion and politics presented by a Ph.D. student in political science. The conference can be affiliated with any of the US-based political science associations or a conference affiliated with another association, such as the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the American Academy of Religion, the Middle East Studies Association, or the International Studies Association, as long as the paper was written by a student or students enrolled in a graduate program in political science and presented in 2020 or 2021. 
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Vineeta Yadav (Chair)  Pennsylvania State University [email protected]
Jim Guth  Furman University [email protected]
David Barker American University  [email protected]

Ted Jelen Best Journal Article in Politics and Religion Award

This award is presented for the best article published in Politics and Religion in the 2021 calendar year.

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Jonathan Agensky (Chair)  Ohio University  [email protected]
Ajay Verghese Middlebury College [email protected]
Amanda Friesen  University of Western Ontario [email protected]

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar in Religion and Politics Award

The Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar Award recognizes a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the field of religion and politics. These contributions should be through a combination of excellent and widely influential scholarship, policy input/impact, public engagement, service, teaching, and mentorship.
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Jocelyne Cesari (Chair) University of Birmingham [email protected]
Paul Djupe Denison University [email protected]
Jonathan Fox  Bar Ilan University [email protected]

Hubert Morken Best Book in Religion and Politics Award

The Hubert Morken Award is given for the best book dealing with religion and politics published within the previous year. The criteria for the award include the originality of the argument presented, quality of the research, innovative methods, readability of the text and the policy or practical implications of the scholarship. To be eligible for the award, books must have been published in 2021. 
Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Michael Driessen (Chair) John Cabot University  [email protected]
Alexander Thurston University of Cincinnati [email protected]
Michele Margolis University of Pennsylvania [email protected]

Aaron Wildavsky Best Dissertation in Religion and Politics Award

APSA Religion and Politics Section invites nominations for the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award. The Aaron Wildavsky Award recognizes the best dissertation in the field of religion and politics. Eligible dissertations have been defended in the last two years (2020 or 2021), and should make a distinctive contribution to the study of religion and politics, broadly understood. Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Kikue Hamayotsu (Chair) Northern Illinois University [email protected]
Alexandra Blackman Cornell University [email protected]
Ani Sarkissian Michigan State University [email protected]

Weber Best Conference Paper in Religion and Politics Award

Weber Best Paper in Religion and Politics Award recognizes the best paper dealing with religion and politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting (2021). The paper should address a timely and relevant topic, within the discipline and beyond, in a theoretically innovative and methodologically thorough manner. Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
David Buckley (Chair) University of Louisville [email protected]
Tugba Bozcaga King’s College London [email protected]
Nazita Lajevardi  Michigan State University [email protected]

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