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State Politics and Policy (Section 22)

The purpose to this section is to further our understanding of the American states including their institutions, political actors, policies, and local, national, and international influence.

Founded: 1989
Website: http://connect.apsanet.org/s22
Newsletter: State Politics and Policy Section Newsletter

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Section Journal

State Politics and Policy Quarterly

SPPQ_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 22. State Politics and Policy awards to-date »

 

Best Journal Article Award

This annual award is given to the author(s) of the best journal article on U.S. state politics or policy published during the previous calendar year in any peer-reviewed journal (book reviews, review essays, and chapters published in edited volumes are not eligible). Deadline for nominations: February 11, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Rene R. Rocha (chair) University of Iowa [email protected]
Laura Bucci Saint Joseph’s University [email protected]
Timothy H. Callaghan Texas A&M University [email protected]

Career Achievement Award

This annual award is given to a political scientist who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the study of politics and policy in the American states. Deadline for nominations: February 11, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Nathaniel Birkhead  (chair) Kansas State University [email protected]
Julia Payson New York University [email protected]
Zoe Nemerever Texas Tech University [email protected]

Christopher Z. Mooney Best Dissertation Prize

This annual award is given to the author of the best PhD dissertation in American state politics and policy completed during the previous calendar year. The winner receives a plaque and $1000. Support for this prize comes from the annual return of the endowed Mooney Fund.  Deadline for nominations: February 11, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Adam Newmark (chair) Appalachian State University [email protected]
Scott LaCombe Smith College [email protected]
JoyAnna Hopper University of Scranton [email protected]

State Politics and Policy Quarterly (SPPQ) Best Paper Award

This annual award is given to the author(s) of the best paper on state politics and policy presented (or scheduled to have been presented) at any professional meeting in the previous calendar year. The selection committee may designate separate awards for papers presented by graduate students with no faculty authorships and for papers with solely faculty or faculty and graduate student participation. Graduate student winners will receive a plaque and $100 and faculty winners will receive a plaque.Deadline for nominations: February 11, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Christopher Cooper (chair) Western Carolina University [email protected]
Jordan Butcher Arkansas State University [email protected]
Tessa Provins University of Pittsburgh [email protected]

Virginia Gray Book Award

This annual award is given to the author(s) of the best political science book published on the subject of U.S. state politics or policy in the preceding three calendar years. Thus, books would be eligible to be considered for the award for three years. E.g., for the 2022 award, books with a copyright of 2019, 2020, and 2021 would be eligible for nomination.  Deadline for nominations: February 11, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Damon Cann (chair) Utah State University  [email protected]
Laine P. Shay Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi  [email protected]
Hye Young You New York University [email protected]

Emerging Scholar Award

This annual award is given to the top scholar in the field of state politics and policy who is within 10 years of earning a PhD. Deadline for nominations: February 11, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Eric Gonzalez Juenke (chair) Michigan State University [email protected]
Jeff Yates Binghamton University [email protected]
Adam Chamberlain Coastal Carolina University [email protected]

Carsey Awards

These awards are given to support graduate student participation in the 2022 State Politics and Policy Conference. Deadline for nominations: February 11, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Robert J. McGrath (chair) George Mason University [email protected]
Desmond Wallace Alfred University [email protected]
Regina Wagner University of Alabama  [email protected]


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