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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
CUNY, Baruch College

Vice Chair
George Bob-Milliar
KNUST, Kumasi

Treasurer 
Chipo Dendere
Wellesley College

Secretary
Natalie Letsa
University of Oklahoma

Newsletter Editor
Keith Weghorst
Vanderbilt University
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2020 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Chris Day
College of Charleston
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Michael Woldemariam
Boston University
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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: May 15, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso Babcock University, Nigeria
[email protected]

Adrienne LeBasAmerican University 
[email protected] 

Philip Martin George Mason University
[email protected]

Barry Driscoll,  Grinnell College
[email protected]

 

 

Best Book Award

 

The APCG Best Book on African Politics Award Committee invites nominations for the 2020 award. To be eligible, books must have been published 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: To submit nominations, please notify the chair of the committee that you have nominated a book, and then send copies of the book directly to each committee member at the addresses listed below no later than May 15, 2020.  If possible, please send electronic copies of the book as well. The award is made every year at the annual ASA annual meeting. 

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Jaimie BleckUniversity of Notre Dame
[email protected]

Laura Emily Freeman University of Cape Town, South Africa
[email protected]

Felix Kumah-Abiwu Kent State 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 2019. The award carries a prize and recognizes outstanding scholarship in African politics. Multiple dissertations may be nominated per department. Dissertations that were completed and accepted in the 2019 calendar year are eligible for this award.

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
John F. Clark, Florida International University
[email protected]

Mesharch Katusiimeh Kabale University, Uganda
[email protected]

Rachel SigmanNaval Postgraduate School
[email protected]

Seidu Alidu University of Ghana Legon-Accra
[email protected]


 

Ralph Bunche Best Graduate Student Paper

 

The APCG Ralphe Bunche Best Graduate Student Paper Award Committee seeks nominations for the 2019 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 are 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: May 15, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Emmanuel Remi Aiyede University of Ibadan, Nigeria
[email protected]

Gina Lambright American University
[email protected]

Nicholas N. Kerr University of Florida
[email protected]

Noah L. Nathan,  University of Michigan
[email protected]

 

The APCG John Harbeson Distinguished Africanist Award

The APCG John Harbeson Distinguished Africanist Award Committee invites nominations for the 2020 award. The award is presented bi-annually at the African Studies Association annual meeting to a senior scholar in recognition of distinction in publications, undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, mentoring, leadership, and institution-building in the area of African politics. Please send nomination letters to the committee chair, Lahra Smith by May 15, 2020.The award is made every two years at the annual ASA annual meeting

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Lahra Smith, Georgetown University
[email protected]

Azeez Olaniyan, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
[email protected]

Lauren McLean, Indiana University at Bloomington
[email protected]

Gretchen Bauer, University of Delaware
[email protected]

  

 

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