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
Yearly membership dues: $0.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.
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Section Officers

Courtenay Daum
Colorado State University

Cyril Ghosh
Wagner College

Lisa Beard
Western Washington University

Erin Mayo-Adam
Hunter College, CUNY

2020 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Cyril Ghosh
Wagner College

Program Chair Elect
Alison Gash
University of Oregon


Term 9/19-8/21
Katherine McCabe, Rutgers University
Scott Siegel, San Francisco State

Term: 9/2018-8/2020
Megan Osterbur, New England College
Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, UC Irvine

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 38. Sexuality and Politics awards to-date »

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: April 1, 2020

Award Committee:

Charles W. Gossett (Chair)
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Katherine McCabe
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Howell Williams
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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. The award is open to all scholarship that falls under the broad rubric of sexuality and politics, including studies concerning the regulation of sexuality, political responses to the regulation of sexuality, the uses of sexuality as a political construct, the intersections of sexuality with gender, race, and class, or LGBT politics and mobilizations. All nominations should be sent to the Committee Chair, Professor Jerry Thomas.

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2020

Award Committee:

Jerry Thomas, Chair
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Scott Seigel
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Joanna Wuest
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