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Political Networks (Section 41)

The purpose of the Political Networks organized section is to promote intellectual exchange among scholars regarding the theoretical, methodological, and substantive aspects of political networks.

Founded: 2009
Yearly membership dues: $0.00 for students and $10.00 for other members..
Website: http://www.polinetworks.org/  

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Section Officers

Chair
Bruce Desmarais
Pennsylvania State University

Vice Chair
Jennifer Larson
New York University

Treasurer
Dino Christenson
Boston University

Communications Director
Elizabeth Menninga
University of Iowa
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Membership Chair
Matthew Howell
Eastern Kentucky University
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Webmaster
Anand Sokhey
University of Colorado-Boulder
[email protected]

Archivist
Lauren Ratliff Santoro
University of Texas at Dallas
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2019 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Matthew Pietryka
Florida State University
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Council
Term: 09/2018-8/2019
Shahryar Minhas, Michigan State University

Rachel Blum, Miami University (Ohio)

Jaime Settle, William & Mary

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 41. Political Networks awards to-date »

The Political Ties Award

This award is given on an annual basis to the best article published on political networks over the past two years.

Nomination Instructions: Please email nominations (subject: "Political Ties Nomination") to Alex Hughes

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee:

Isabella Alcañiz
University of Maryland [email protected]

Matthew Pietryka
Florida State University [email protected]

Javier Sajuria
Queen Mary, University of London [email protected]

Best Book Award

Awarded on a biennial basis to the best book published on political networks in a two year period (current cycle includes books published April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019).

Nomination Instructions: Self-nominations are appropriate. A committee of three, appointed by the section chair, will evaluate nominations.

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee:

Laila Wahedi
Georgetown University [email protected]

Ramiro Berardo
Ohio State University [email protected]

Jennifer Haden
University of Maryland
[email protected]

Best Conference Paper Award

This award is given annually to the best paper on political networks presented by a faculty person delivered at a political science conference in the previous year.

Nomination Instructions: Please email nominations (subject: "Best Conference Paper Nomination") to Rachel Blum

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee:

Amanda Friesen
Indiana University -Purdue University Indianapolis [email protected]

Matthew Denny
Pennsylvania State University [email protected]

John Sprague Award

This award is given annually to the best paper on political networks presented by a graduate student delivered at a political science conference in the previous year. There is a fund that supports this award and the award includes a cash award that comes from the fund.

Nomination Instructions: Self-nominations are appropriate. A committee of no fewer than three, selected by the section chair, will evaluate nominees. The award is given based the contribution of the research to the study of political networks, broadly construed. The awardees’ research can be substantive, theoretical, or methodological, so long as it meets the committee’s definition of "excellence." The award should be given annually, as long as there is a suitable nominee. Please email nominations (subject: "Sprague Award Nomination") to Lauren Ratliff Santoro.

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee:

Olga Chyzh
Iowa State University [email protected]

Marina Duque
Florida State University [email protected]

Josh McCrain
Emory University [email protected]

Best Poster Award

This award is given annually at the Political Networks Conference and is awarded to the one (or two) best posters on political networks. Typically, two awards are given, but this is not a requirement.

Nomination Instructions: The award criteria are at the committee’s discretion. Possibilities include giving one faculty award and one graduate student award, giving one award for substantive contribution and one for a methodological contribution, or giving only one award. The program chairs for the conference appoint a committee who conduct evaluations at the conference. A cash award accompanies this prize, typically in the amount of $250.

Deadline for nominations: TBD

Career Achievement Award in Political Networks

The Political Networks Section of the American Political Science Association calls for nominations for the inaugural presentation of The Career Achievement Award in Political Networks.  This award is given to a scholar who has made major contributions that have had a long-term impact on the study of political networks.  

Nomination Instructions:Please email a 1-2 page letter of nomination (subject: "Political Networks Career Award") to Anand Edward Sokhey ([email protected]). 

Deadline for nominations: April 30, 2019

Award Committee: TBD

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