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
Website: https://connect.apsanet.org/s33/
Public Discussion Lists: RACE-POL Listserv
Newsletter: Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section Newsletter

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Section Officers

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Section Journal

Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics


Publishes 3 times per year.

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 33. Race, Ethnicity and Politics awards to-date »


Best Dissertation Award

Best dissertation on the subject of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics completed in the period January 2023 to December 2023. Nominations and accompanying materials will be accepted until April 30, 2024. Please submit all materials directly to the committee. Deadline for nominations: April 30, 2024.

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Natasha Behl Arizona State University  Natasha.Behl@asu.edu
Dara Strolovitch Yale University  dara.strolovitch@yale.edu
Erica Townsend-Bell Oklahoma State University  etowns@okstate.edu

Best Book Award

The REP Section's annual book award recognizes the very best research exploring the multiple junctures between politics and issues of race, ethnicity, immigration, and indigeneity, as well as their intersections with other axes of identity and marginalization. We seek nominations for books that broadly focus on racial and ethnic politics, from scholars across all sub-fields of political science and allied disciplines. Singly- and multipy-authored books, monographs, as well as textbooks, will be considered. Books published/copyrighted in calendar year 2023 are eligible for the prize. Books that were nominated in previous years are not eligible and should not be renominated. 
Instructions: Please send nominations directly to each of the committee members listed below. 
Deadline for nominations: May 1, 2024

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Chris Stout  Oregon State University  christopher.stout@oregonstate.edu
Marcus Board Howard University  marcus.boardjr@howard.edu
Danielle Clealand University of Texas at Austin  danielle.clealand@austin.utexas.edu

Best Paper Award

Best paper presented in Section 32 (Race, Ethnicity, and Politics) during the previous APSA (2023). Please submit the conference version of the paper. 
Deadline for nominations: June 1, 2024

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Danielle Lemi  Independent Scholar lemi.danielle@gmail.com
Christopher Dyogi Phillips  USC  christian.d.phillips@usc.edu
Marcel Roman Harvard University  mroman@g.harvard.edu


Best Paper on Intersectionality (Joint with Section 16)

The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper on women, gender, and politics at the previous year’s APSA conference. Any individual can nominate a paper for the award, including self-nominations. In addition, all papers presented in the Women and Politics Research Section and posted to the APSA conference paper website will be considered nominated. Award amount: $500
Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2024

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Kanisha Bond (Chair) Binghamton University  kbond@binghamton.edu
Jasmine Jackson Texas Christian University  jasmine.jackson@tcu.edu
Ethan Tungohan York University tungohan@yorku.ca
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