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Political Organizations and Parties (Section 5)

The organized section on Political Organizations and Parties works to further scholarship on American political parties, comparative political parties, and interest groups. We do this in a number of different ways. Through our meetings, workshops, newsletter, and website, we provide a means of interaction and communication for like-minded scholars. At our annual workshop at the American Political Science Association conference we work to train scholars in the use of various methods or databases, or to promote new research in a particular area. Our participation through the sections mechanism of the American Political Science Association allows us to be a voice for our members’ interests within APSA. We also organize the panels in our subfields for the annual APSA conference. Finally we recognize excellence in scholarship with our awards for best book, best article, best APSA paper, career achievement, and emerging scholar. We are governed by the volunteer efforts of our officers and board. We’re eager to reach out in new directions so let us hear your ideas!

Section Membership Dues

Student Regular
$0 $10


Founded: 1983
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s5
Newsletter:
 VOX/POP
Twitter: @APSA_POP
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Section Officers

 

Chair Diana Dwyre, California State University, Chico
Past-President Beth Leech, Rutgers University
Secretary Timothy LaPira, James Madison University
Treasurer Katie Marchetti, Dickinson College
Journal Editor Beth Leech, Rutgers University
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2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chairs
Thomas Holyoke, California State University, Fresno
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Sultan Tepe, University of Illinois, Chicago
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Council Scott Ainsworth, University of Georgia
Hans Hassell, Florida State University
Kristin Kanthak, University of Pittsburgh

Geoffrey Lorenz, University of Nebraska
Brian Brox, Tulane University
Maraam Dwidar, Syracuse University
Zim Nwokora, Deakin University
Hye Young You, New York University

 

Section Journal

Interest Groups and Advocacy

IGA_Jan18

Publishes 4 times per year.

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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 05. Political Organizations and Parties awards to-date »
 

Emerging Scholar Award

The Emerging Scholar Award is given to a scholar who has received his or her Ph.D. within the last five years and whose career to date demonstrates unusual promise. Letters of nomination for this award should be sent to the committee along with the candidate's most recent CV. Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Seth Masket (chair) University of Denver [email protected]
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez Columbia University [email protected]
Julia Rezazadeh Azari Marquette University [email protected]

Jack Walker Article Award

The Jack Walker Award recognizes an article published in the last two calendar years that makes an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Rob Boatright (chair) Clark University

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Zhao Li Princeton University [email protected]
Maraam A. Dwidar Syracuse University [email protected]

Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award

The Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award recognizes a book published in the last two calendar years (2019, 2020) that made an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.
Nomination Instructions:To nominate a book, please email the committee chair for a list of committee members’ addresses and send a copy of the book to each committee member. Deadline for nominations: January 15, 2021

 

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Hans Noel (chair) Georgetown University [email protected]
Zim Nwokora Deakin University [email protected]
Jennifer Nicoll Victor George Mason University [email protected]

POP Best APSA Paper Award

The POP/Party Politics Award recognizes the best paper delivered on a Political Organizations and Parties-sponsored panel at the preceding APSA annual meeting. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Kira Sanbonmatsu (chair) Rutgers University [email protected]
Devin Fernandes California State University, Chico [email protected]
Anna Grzymala-Busse Stanford University [email protected]

 


The Virginia Gray Graduate Research Award

For graduate student POP members presenting research on political organizations and parties at the APSA Annual meeting. Submit a CV and brief (500-word) essay about how your research connects with political organizations and parties. Include if and how you identify as a member of an underrepresented group in the profession, your paper title, and the title of the panel on which you will participate during the upcoming APSA Annual meeting. Please send a CV and essay to POP President Diana Dwyre at [email protected], with “Virginia Gray Award” in the subject line. Deadline for nominations: June 10, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
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Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award

The Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award recognizes a scholar whose lifetime professional work has made an outstanding contribution to the field. Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Eric Schickler (chair) University of California, Berkeley [email protected]
Corrine McConnaughy Princeton University [email protected]
John Ishiyama University of North Texas [email protected]