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Politics and History (Section 24)

The purpose of this section is to bring together political scientists interested in historical issues and problems drawing from almost every traditional disciplinary subfield.

Founded: 1989
Yearly membership dues: $0 for students and $10 for other members.
Journal: CLIO Newsletter of Politics and History

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

Nancy Bermeo
Oxford University
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Adam Sheingate
Johns Hopkins University
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Robert Mickey
University of Michigan
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2019 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Erik Martinez Kuhonta
McGill University
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Priscilla Yamin
University of Oregon
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CLIO Newsletter Editor
Shamira Gelbman
Wabash College
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Term: 9/2018-8/21
Julia Azari, Marquette University
Evgeny Finkel, SAIS Johns Hopkins University
Jonathan Obert, Amherst College
Sarah Staszak, WWS Princeton University

Term: 09/2017-08/2020
Mala Htun, University of New Mexico
Debra Thompson, University of Oregon
Daniel Wirls, University of Minnesota
David E. Wilkins, University of Minnesota 

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 24. Politics and History awards to-date »

J. David Greenstone Book Prize

The J. David Greenstone Book Prize recognizes the best book in history and politics in the past two calendar years.

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Nomination Instructions: Send a copy of the book to each committee member. Contact individual committee members via email to determine their preferred format. (Hard copy vs. E-book)

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee

Paul Frymer
Princeton University
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Eleonora Passotti
UC Santa Cruz
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Jeffrey Selinger
Bowdoin College
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Mary Parker Follett Prize

The Mary Parker Follett Prize recognizes the best article on Politics and History published in the previous year.

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Nomination Instructions: To nominate an article for this award send an electronic copy to each of the scholars on the prize committee. 

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee

Jason Wittenberg
UC Berkeley
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Jennifer Dixon
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Nicole Mellow
Williams College
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Walter Dean Burnham Dissertation Award

The Walter Dean Burnham Award is given for the best dissertation in the field of Politics and History.

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Nomination Instructions: The committee welcomes nominations of outstanding dissertations from PhDs awarded in the previous two calendar years. To nominate a dissertation for this award send a letter of support from the student’s dissertation advisor or  committee member plus a copy of the dissertation itself to each member of the Award Committee. Contact each reader via email to see which format they prefer.(Hard copy or electronic)

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2019

Award Committee

Margaret Weir
Brown University
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Jason Brownlee
UT Austin
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Hillel Soifer
Temple University
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