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African Politics Conference Group, Section 44

The purpose of this section is to promote recognition within professional associations of the theoretical and methodological contributions to the discipline of political scientists whose research and professional interests center largely or in part upon sub-Saharan Africa.

Founded: 2013
Yearly membership dues: Free for students and $10.00 for other members.
Website: http://connect.apsanet.org/s44
Newsletter: APCG Newsletter
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Section Officers

Chair
Zachariah Mampilly
Vassar College

Vice Chair
Jessica Piombo
Naval Postgraduate School

Treasurer 
Chipo Dendere
Amherst College

Secretary
Jeffrey Paller
University of San Francisco

Newsletter Editor
Keith Weghorst
Vanderbilt University
University of Nebraska, Lincoln [email protected]

2020 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Chris Day
College of Charleston
[email protected]

Michael Woldemariam
Boston University
[email protected]

Section Awards

All section 44. African Politics Conference Group awards to-date »

Best Article Award

The APCG Best Article Committee seeks nominations for the 2020 award. All articles on African politics published in peer-reviewed journals in 2019 are eligible.

Deadline for nominations: April 30, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Ryan Briggs, University of Guelph
[email protected]

Aditi Malik, College of the Holy Cross
[email protected]

Susanna Campbell, American University
[email protected]
 

Best Book Award

The APCG Best Book Award Committee invites nominations for the 2020 award. To be eligible, books must have been published (i.e., with a copyright date) in English in 2019. Books should analyze an issue related to political science or international relations with special reference to Africa. The book should employ methodological techniques regarded as appropriate by any subgroup of contemporary political scientists. Edited volumes are not eligible. Translations of books written in a foreign language qualify if the translation was published in 2019.

Nomination Instructions: Please email the names and authors of nominated books to the committee chair, Michele Kuenzi at [email protected]  Publishers should also send copies of nominated books to each committee member at the address listed below.

Deadline for Nominations: April 30, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Michele Kuenzi, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
[email protected]

Philip Roessler, College of William and Mary
[email protected]

Solomon Gofie, Addis Ababa University
[email protected]
 

Lynne Rienner Award for Best Dissertation

The APCG-Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation Award Committee invites submissions for the best dissertation in African politics 2020. The award is given annually for the best dissertation in African politics. The award carries a prize and is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in African politics. Only one dissertation may be nominated per department. Dissertations that were completed and accepted in the 2019 calendar year are eligible for this award.

Deadline for Nominations: April 30, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Sebastian Elischer, University of Florida
[email protected]

Lisa Mueller, Macalester College
[email protected]

Lauren Young, University of California, Davis
[email protected]
 

Ralph Bunche Best Graduate Student Paper

The APCG-Ralph Bunche Best Graduate Student Paper Award Committee seeks nominations for the 2020 award. The award carries a cash prize and is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in African politics. Eligible papers must be nominated by a member of the APCG (self nominations not allowed), written by a graduate student, and presented at any professional conference in 2019, regardless of sponsorship or location, at which the paper is presented by the author and/or discussed by another colleague in the profession. This includes papers presented through the APCG online colloquium. The papers cannot have a co-author with a Ph.D.

Deadline for Nominations: April 30, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Rachel Gisselquist, UN University WIDER
[email protected]

Sandra Joireman, University of Richmond
[email protected]

Louis Alexandre Berg, Georgia State University
[email protected]
 

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