Race, Ethnicity and Politics (Section 33)

The purpose of this section is to foster communication among scholars, recognize leadership in the field, facilitate research and publication opportunities, encourage undergraduate and student interest, and create a permanent forum for developing and refining appropriate theoretical models in the study of race and ethnicity.

Founded: 1995
Yearly membership dues: $0 for students and $20 for other members.
Website: http://www.apsarep.org/
Public Discussion Lists: RACE-POL Listserv
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Section Officers

Lisa Garcia Bedolla
UC Berkeley

Christopher Stout
Oregon State University

Nazita Lajevardi
Michigan State University

Camille Burge
Villanova University

Journal Editor
JREP (Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics): Alexandra Filindra, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2020 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Yamil Velez, Columbia University
Hannah Walker, Rutgers University

Executive Council
Bernard Fraga, Indiana University, Bloomington

Tyson King-Meadows, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Ivy Cargile, California State University, Bakersfield


Michael Jones-Correa, University of Pennsylvania

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.

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Best Book Award

The Best Book Award is given for the best book in the field of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.

Award Committee: 

Jamila Michener
Cornell University
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Elizabeth Maltby
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Gabe Sanchez
University of New Mexico
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Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation Award is given for the best American dissertation on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics accepted in the previous year.

Deadline for nominations: June 1, 2020

Award Committee: 

Jenn Merolla
University of California, Riverside
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Chris Zepeda Milan
University of California, Los Angeles
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Jennifer Chudy
Wellesley College
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Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

Deadline for nominations: June 1, 2020

Award Committee:

Brad Jones
University of California, Davis
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Hakeem Jefferson
Stanford University
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Kassra Oskooii
University of Delaware
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