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Information Technology and Politics (Section 18)

The purpose of this section is to provide a forum for members with an interest in the use of computers, the Internet, and multimedia in teaching, research, and policy applications in political science and all related subfields and disciplines.

Founded: 1988
Yearly membership dues: $0 for students and $8 for other members. Subscription to Journal of Information Technology and Politics included with membership.
Website: http://apsaitp.org/
Public Discussion List: APSA Connect discussion
Journal: Journal of Information Technology and Politics; published 4 times per year with electronic-only access.
Newsletter: Information Technology and Politics Newsletter
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Section Officers

Chair
Cristian Vaccari
Loughborough University

Vice-Chair
Terri Towner
Oakland University

Secretary
Michael Bossetta
Lund University

Treasurer
Katherine Haenschen
Virginia Tech

2020 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Terri Towner
Oakland University
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Journal Editor
Journal of Information Technology and Politics
Mike Jensen
University of Canberra 
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Council
Term: 09/2018-8/2020
Lauren Copeland, Baldwin Wallace University
Andrew Chadwick, Loughborough University 

Term: 09/2019-8/2021
Shannon McGregor, University of Utah
Jason Gainous, University of Louisville
Shelley Boulianne, McEwan University
Catie Bailard, George Washington University
 

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 18. Information Technology and Politics awards to-date »

Best Book Award

The Best Book Award recognizes the best book in the area of Information Technology and Politics. The contest is limited to books published in the previous calendar year.

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2020

Award Committee
Daniel Kreiss, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
[email protected]

Holli Semetko, Emory University
[email protected]

Ken Rogerson, Duke University
[email protected]

Best Conference Paper

Best paper presented in information technology and politics at the previous year’s APSA.

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2020

Award Committee:
Cristian Vaccari, Longborough University
[email protected]

Augusto Valeriani, University of Bologna
[email protected]

Magdalena Wojcieszak, University of California, Davis
[email protected]

Best Dissertation Award

 

The Best Dissertation Award recognizes the best dissertation in the area of Information Technology and Politics defended April 1 or later of the previous calendar year (after April 1, 2019 for the 2020 award).

 

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2020

Award Committee:
Lizhi Liu, Georgetown University
[email protected]

Jenifer Whitten-Woodring, University of Massachusets at Lowell
[email protected]@uml.edu

Pablo Barberá, University of Southern California
[email protected]

Best Information Technology & Politics Article Award

Best article published in information technology and politics published in the previous calendar year (i.e. 2019 for 2020’s award call; must have appeared in an issue – articles that are published as online first should be considered for the year in which they are published in their final version). 

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2020

Award Committee:
Stephen A. Meserve, Northern Arizona University
[email protected]

Daniel Pemstein, North Dakota State University
[email protected]

Anita Gohdes, Hertie School of Governance
[email protected]


Best Student Paper

Best student paper presented in information technology and politics at the previous year’s APSA.

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2020

Award Committee:
Emily van Duyn, Stanford University
[email protected]

Brian Weeks, University of Michigan
[email protected]

Patricia Rossini, University of Liverpool
[email protected]

Best Public Facing Scholarship 

Best public-facing scholarship published in the previous calendar year (ie 2017 for 2018’s award call). This includes blog posts and popular press publications intended for a broad public audience.

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2020

Award Committee:
Julia Azari, Marquette University
[email protected]

Galen Stocking, Pew Research Center
[email protected]

Charles Martin-Shields, German Development Institute
[email protected]

 

Best Information Technology

Best information technology, including hardware, software, scripts, packages, etc. Any nomination should explain why the candidate is appropriate for this category. Timing on this award is more flexible, but nominations should indicate general use in the most current year.

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2020

Award Committee:
Damian Trilling, University of Amsterdam
[email protected]

Deen Freelon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
[email protected]

Josephine Lukito, University of Wisconsin
[email protected]

 

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