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Women and Politics Research (Section 16)

The purpose of this section is to foster the study of women and politics within the discipline of political science.

Founded: 1986
Yearly membership dues: $16.00 for students and $30.00 for other members. Subscription to Politics and Gender included with membership.
Public Discussion List: APSA Connect discussion
Website: Women and Politics Research
Journal: Politics & Gender
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

Christina Ewig
University of Minnesota
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Shauna Shames
Rutgers University-Camden
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Merike Blofield
University of Miami
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Farida Jalalzai
Oklahoma State University
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Malliga Och
Idaho State University
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Journal Editor
Politics & Gender Mary Caputi
California State University, Long Beach
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2018 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Christina Bejarano
University of Kansas
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Susan Franceschet
University of Calgary
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Term: 09/2017-08/2019
Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, Newcastle University
Nandini Deo, Lehigh University

Term: 09/2016-08/2018
Erin Heidt-Forsythe, Pennsylvania State University
Ingrid Bego, Western Carolina University

Term: Term: 09/2017-08/2018
Graduate Student Representative
Camilla Reutersward, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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 16. Women and Politics Research awards to-date »

Best Dissertation Prize

The Best Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation on women and politics completed and accepted in the previous year. Nominations should be made by a member of the dissertation committee and include a nomination letter speaking to the work’s strengths and contribution to feminist scholarship on politics.

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Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
Zehra Arat, Chair
University of Connecticut
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Catherine Reyes-Housholder
Center for Conflict and Cohesion Studies
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Corrine McConnaughy
George Washington University
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Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award presented for the best paper presented at the previous year’s annual meeting in the field of women and politics.

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Nomination Instructions: Self-nominations and nominations by others are welcome. To be considered for this award, one copy of the article should be sent electronically to each committee member.

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2018

Award Committee:

Kim Fridkin, Chair
Arizona State University
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Mona Lena Krook
Rutgers University
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Laura Sjoberg
University of Florida
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The Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory

The Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory, co-sponsored by Women and Politics, Foundations of Political Theory, and the Women’s Caucus for Political Science, commemorates the scholarly, mentoring, and professional contributions of Susan Moller Okin and Iris Marion Young to the development of the field of feminist political theory. This annual award recognizes the best paper on feminist political theory published in an English language academic journal during the previous calendar year.

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Nomination Instructions: All nominations should be sent to the committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: February 15, 2018
Award Committee:

Judith Grant
Ohio University
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Amber Knight
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
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Eileen Hunt Botting
University of Notre Dame
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