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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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$24 (print and online journal)

 

Section Officers
Chair Nukhet Sandal, Ohio University
Chair-Elect Amy Erica Smith, Iowa State University
Secretary/Treasurer Gunes Tezcur, University of Central Florida
Journal Editor Elizabeth Oldmixon, University of North Texas
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2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chair
Rebecca Glazier, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
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Amanda Friesen, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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Council

Rina Williams, University of Cincinnati
Christopher Hale, University of Alabama
Jonathan Agensky, Ohio University
David Buckley, University of Louisville
Jocelyne Cesari, Georgetown University

 

Section Journal

Religion and Politics

PR_Dec17

Publishes 4 times per year.

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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

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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 2020 calendar year.

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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 1, 2022

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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 1, 2022

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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

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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 1, 2022

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