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Political Organizations and Parties (Section 5)

The organized section on Political Organizations and Parties (POP) works to further scholarship on American political parties, comparative political parties, interest groups, and social movements. 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 as one of the oldest organized sections 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, emerging scholar, and graduate student research. We are governed by the volunteer efforts of our officers and executive council. We are 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.

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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: Nomination Deadline: March 31, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Beth Leech (Chair) Rutgers University [email protected]
Jake Grumbach University of Washington [email protected]
Zim Nwokora Deakin 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 31, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Hye Young You (Chair) New York University

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Mathias Poertner London School of Economics and Political Science [email protected]
Brian Brox Tulane 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: February 28, 2022

 

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Rob Boatright (chair) Clark University [email protected]
Nathan Kalmoe  Louisiana State University [email protected]
Maraam Dwidar Syracuse 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. 

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Vineeta Yadav (Chair) Pennsylvania State University [email protected]
Bonnie Meguid University of Rochester [email protected]
Zander Furnas University of Michigan [email protected]

 


 

The Virginia Gray Graduate Research Award

The POP Virginia Gray Graduate Student Research Grant honors distinguished scholar of American politics and mentor of many graduate students, Dr. Virginia Gray. The grant is for graduate student members of POP with research and teaching interests in political organizations and parties presenting their research at the APSA Annual Meeting.

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Diana Dwyre (Chair) California State University, Chico [email protected]
Tim LaPira James Madison University [email protected] 
Marie Hojnacki Pennsylvania State University [email protected] 

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, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Paul Herrnson (Chair) University of Connecticut [email protected]
Richard Hall University of Michigan [email protected]
Ollie A. Johnson Wayne State University [email protected]