Sexuality and Politics (Section 38)

The objective of the Sexuality and Politics Section is to bring together scholars working in a variety of areas within political science to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and to foster intellectual community and expertise within the APSA.

Founded: 2007
Public Discussion List: APSA Connect discussion

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Sexuality and Politics (Section 38)

Chair Cyril Ghosh, Wagner College
Vice-Chair Alison Gash, University of Oregon
Chair-Elect Jerry Thomas, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Secretary Charmaine Willis, State University of New York at Albany
Treasurer Erin Mayo Adam, Hunter College
Graduate Student Representative Isabel Gonzales, University of California, Irvine
2020 Annual Meeting
Program Chair
 Alison Gash, University of Oregon
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Edward Kammerer, Idaho State University
Scott Siegel, San Francisco State University
Melissa Michelson, Menlo College
Katherine McCabe, Rutgers University

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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.

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Kenneth Sherrill Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation Award recognizes the best dissertation on sexuality and politics completed and successfully defended in the previous two calendar years. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Scott Siegel (Chair) San Francisco State University   [email protected]
Brian Harrison Macalester College [email protected]
Andrew Proctor Wake Forest University [email protected]

Cynthia Weber Best Conference Paper Award

The Best Conference Paper Award recognizes the best paper exploring sexuality and politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting. Deadline for nominations: March 5, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Edward Kammerer (Chair)  Idaho State University [email protected]
Gabriele Magni Loyola Marymount University [email protected]
Shih-chan Dai University of Massachusetts, Amherst [email protected]