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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
Website: http://apsaitp.org/
Public Discussion List: APSA Connect discussion
Newsletter: Information Technology and Politics Newsletter
Section Counts

 

Section Membership Dues

Student Regular
$0 $8

Section officers

Chair Terri Towner, Vanderbilt University
Vice-Chair Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, Fordham University
Chair-Elect Filippo Trevisan, American University
Treasurer Katherine Haenschen, Virginia Tech
Secretary Michael Bossetta, Lund University
2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chair
Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, Fordham University
[email protected]
Council

Jordan Brown, University of Texas at Austin
Cristian Vaccari, Loughborough University
Shannon McGregor, University of Utah
Jason Gainous, University of Louisville
Shelley Boulianne, McEwan University
Catie Bailard, George Washington University
Sharon Meraz, University of Illinois, Chicago
Patricia Rossini, University of Liverpool

Section Journal

Journal of Information Technology and Politics

JITP_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 18. Information Technology and Politics awards to-date »

 

Best Dissertation Award

The award is granted to the best dissertation in information technology and politics defended since the last APSA Annual Meeting. Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Xu Xu Stanford University [email protected]

Best Book Award

The award is granted to the best book in information technology and politics published in the previous calendar year. Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Nils Weidmann University of Konstanz [email protected]
Espen Geelmuyden Rod Uppsala University [email protected]

Best Article Award

Best article published in information technology and politics published in the previous calendar year (ie 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, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Jennifer M. Larson Vanderbilt University [email protected]
Sharn Meraz University of Illinois, Chicago [email protected]

 

Best Paper Award

The award is granted to the best paper presented in information technology and politics at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting. Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Gregory J. Martin Stanford University [email protected]
Terri L. Towner Oakland University [email protected]

Best Student Paper Award

The award is granted to the best student paper presented in information technology and politics at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting. Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Heather Hughes   [email protected]

Best Public Facing Scholarship Award

The award is granted to the best public-facing scholarship published in the previous calendar year (i.e. 2019 for 2020’s award call). This includes blog posts and popular press publications intended for a broad public audience. Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
David Karpf   [email protected]

Best Information Technology Award

The award is granted to the best information technology, open to both hardware and/or software. The following criteria apply:(a) scale: both large-scale projects and smaller software solutions such as Python modules or R packages qualify; (b) recency: software or hardware must have either been created or substantially updated within the past 24 months of the award call posting date; in the case of an update, the submitter must point out exactly what was added and how it substantially advances users' analytical opportunities; (c) resources like datasets, however useful, do not qualify; (d) priority is given to open-source solutions that are re-usable and adaptable Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
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