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Urban and Local Politics (Section 13)

The purpose of the Section is to promote interest in teaching and research in urban politics and policy. The Section seeks to encourage communication among individuals interested in Urban Politics within the Association and within related disciplines.

Founded: 1986
Yearly membership dues: Subscription to Urban Affairs Review included with membership.
$28 for Professional Members, Print and Online journal access
$18 for Professional Members, Online-only journal access
$18 for Student Members, Print and Online journal access
$10 for Student Members, Online-only journal access
Public Discussion List: APSA Connect discussion
Journal: Urban Affairs Review
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s13

Section Counts

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.

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Section Officers

Chair
Laura Reese
Michigan State University

Chair-Elect
Jill Simone Gross
Hunter College, CUNY

Secretary
Tim Weaver
University at Albany, SUNY

Treasurer
Tim Weaver
University at Albany, SUNY

Journal Editor
Urban Affairs Review
Peter Burns
Loyola University, New Orleans

Urban Affairs Review
Jered Carr
University of Illinois, Chicago

Urban Affairs Review
Annette Steinacker
Loyola University, Chicago

Urban Affairs Review
Antonio Tavares
Universidade do Minho

2019 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Jessica Trounstine
University of California, Merced

Reuel Rogers
Northwestern University   

Executive Council
Alisha Holland, Princeton University
Adrienne LeBas, American University
Eduardo Moncada, Barnard College
Daniel J. Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania
Richardson Dilworth, Drexel University
Jamila Michener, Cornell University
J. Celste Lay, Tulane University
Mirya Holman, Tulane University
Domingo Morel, Rutgers University, Newark
Arturo Vega, St. Mary's University at Albany

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 13. Urban Politics awards to-date »

Dennis Judd Best Book Award

The Best Book Award recognizes the best book on urban politics published in the previous year. Hard copies of nominated books should be sent to each committee member.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee:

Michael Craw, Chair
University of Arkansas-Little Rock
[email protected]

Stefanie Chambers
Trinity College
[email protected]

Eric Zeemering
University of Georgia
[email protected]

Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation on urban politics accepted in the previous year. The award comes with a $250 prize. Electronic or hard copies of dissertations completed and approved in 2017 should be sent to each committee member.

Nomination Instructions: Hard copies (or electronic, if preferred by committee members) of dissertations completed and approved in 2018 should be to each committee member by March 1, 2019.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee:

Daniel Scheller, Chair
University of Texas El Paso
[email protected]

Zak Taylor
Western University
[email protected]

Melanie Bowers
Rutgers Newark
[email protected]


Byran Jackson Dissertation Research on Minority Politics Award

The Byran Jackson Award recognizes the outstanding scholarship by a graduate student studying racial and ethnic politics in an urban setting. The award comes with a $500 prize. Electronic or hard copies of approved dissertation proposals should be sent to each committee member.

Nomination Instructions: Hard copies (or electronic, if preferred by committee member) of approved dissertation proposals should be sent to each committee member by March 1, 2019.

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee
Diane Wong, Chair
Cornell
[email protected]

Twyla Larnell
Loyola Chicago [email protected]

Jamila Michener
Cornell
[email protected]

The Urban Affairs Review Best Paper Award

Urban Affairs Review is sponsoring a $250 award for the Best Paper in Urban or Regional Politics presented at the 2018 American Political Science Association conference. We encourage panel chairs to nominate papers. We also welcome self-nominations.

Papers presented on any panel associated with the conference are eligible for this award.

All nominations and papers must be received by September 30th.

The award will be made by a three person panel: one editor of Urban Affairs Review, one member of the UAR editorial board, and one member of the executive council of the Urban and Local Politics Section. The committee will evaluate the version of the paper at the time of the APSA conference.

The award will be announced on the APSA Urban and Local Politics section website and the UAR website by December 1, 2018. The recipient will be invited to submit the paper to the Urban Affairs Review for fast-track review and publication.

This is an annual award. Awards may not be made every year, depending on the number and quality of submissions.

Please send your nominations to Elizabeth Motyka at [email protected].

Questions can be directed to Peter Burns at [email protected].

All nominations and papers must be received by September 30th.

Deadline for Nominations: September 30, 2018

Award Committee

Norton Long Career Achievement Award

The Norton Long Career Achievement Award is presented annually to a scholar who has made distinguished contributions to the study of urban politics over the course of a career through scholarly publication, the mentoring of students, and public service. Nominations and two (2) supporting letters should be submitted electronically to all committee members.

Nomination Instructions: Nominations and two (2) supporting letters submitted to all committee members by March 1, 2019.

Deadline for Nominations: April 15, 2019

Award Committee
Richard Stren, Chair University of Toronto
[email protected]

Marion Orr
Brown University [email protected]

Susan Clarke
University of Colorado, Boulder [email protected]


Susan Clarke Young Scholars' Award

The Susan Clarke Young Scholars' award recognizes scholars who completed their Ph.D. within the last three years (or are ABDs) and submitted a paper proposal for the 2019 APSA meeting to the 2019 program chairs. Please send accepted proposals to the 2019 Program Chairs and indicate that you are eligible for the Susan Clarke Young Scholars' Award

Deadline for Nominations: March 1. 2019

Award Committee
Ann Bowman, Chair
Texas A&M [email protected]

Zachary Spicer
University of Toronto, [email protected]

Patricia Kirkland
Princeton [email protected]

Clarence Stone Scholar Award

The Clarence Stone Scholar Award recognizes up to two young scholars who are making a significant contribution to the study of urban politics. The award is to be given to up to two post-PhD scholars who are in their career (pre-tenure, or recently advanced within the last 3 years).

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee
Laura Reese
Michigan State University [email protected]

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