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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 Counts

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

Melissa Michelson
Menlo College
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Zein Murib
Fordham University
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Bogdan Popa
Oberlin College
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2018 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Patrick Egan
New York University
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Term: 09/2016-08/2018
Erin Mayo-Adam
University of Washington

Term: 09/2017-08/2018 Eric van der Vort, Syracuse University
Charles Gossett, California State University, Sacramento

Term: 09/2017-08/2019
R.G. Cravens, Bowling Green State University
Jennifer Raymond, Union Institute & University

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.

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Deadline for nominations: June 15, 2018

Award Committee:
Charles Gossett
California State University, Sacramento
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Erin Mayo-Adam
University of Washington
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R.G. Cravens
Bowling Green State University
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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.

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Deadline for nominations: June 15, 2018

Award Committee:
Courtenay Daum
Colorado State University
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Eric van der Vort
Syracuse University
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Jennifer Raymond
Union Institute & University
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