Migration and Citizenship (Section 43)

The purpose of this section is to bring together political scientists working on issues of migration and citizenship, promote teaching and research in the field, and encourage communication among political scientists and scholars of migration and citizenship in related disciplines, including policy and other professionals, domestically and internationally.

Founded: 2012
Yearly membership dues: $5.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s43/
Newsletter: Migration and Citizenship Newsletter

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Section Officers

Antjie Ellermann
University of British Columbia

Elizabeth Cohen
Syracuse University

Abigail Williamson
Trinity College

Melanie Kolbe
Graduate Institute Geneva

Term: 2018-2020
Osman Balkan, Swarthmore College
Loren Collingwood, UC Riverside
Rita Nassar, Indiana University

Term: 2019-2021
Ines Valdez, Ohio State University
Monica Varsanyi, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Rachel Torres, University of Iowa

2020 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Anna Boucher
University of Sydney
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Michael Paarlberg
Virginia Commonwealth 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.

All section 43. Migration and Citizenship awards to-date »

Best Book Award

Award given to the best book on migration and/or citizenship published in calendar year 2019. Edited volumes are not eligible.

Deadline for nominations: March 13, 2020

Award Committee:

Matthew Longo
Leiden University
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Jeffrey Pugh
University of Massachusetts, Boston
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Kaija Schilde
Boston University
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Best Article Award

Best article on migration and/or citizenship published (and printed) in 2019.

Deadline for nominations: March 13, 2020

Award Committee:

Hannah Alarian
University of Florida
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Chris Haynes
University of New Haven
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Alexander Kustov
Yale University
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Best Dissertation Award

Best dissertation on migration and/or citizenship accepted in 2019.

Deadline for nominations: March 13, 2020

Award Committee:

Lamis Abdelaaty
Syracuse University
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Jay McCann
Purdue University
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Adrian Shin
University of Colorado at Boulder
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Best Graduate Student Paper Award

Best paper on migration and/or citizenship presented by a graduate student at the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (either as part of a panel or poster session).

Deadline for nominations: March 13, 2020

Award Committee:

Christine Brenner
University of Massachusetts, Boston
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Barbara Buckinx
Princeton University
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James Hollifield
Southern Methodist University
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