Victoria Schuck Award

The Victoria Schuck Award is given annually for the best book published on women and politics.  It carries a prize of $1,000.

Established to honor Victoria Schuck's life-long commitment to women and politics, this prize recognizes and encourages research and publication in this field.  Schuck earned her PhD in 1937 from Stanford University and played a leading role in opening doors for women in the profession.  She was not only an outstanding mentor for women, but her service in senior administrative roles at Mt Holyoke College and Mount Vernon College opened doors for future generations of women leaders.

Nominating Information

Books may be nominated for more than one prize, should they meet the criteria.

Individuals: Contact the publisher and ask to have a copy of the nominated book sent to each of the committee members listed below

Publishers: Send a copy of the nominated book to each of the committee members listed below.  Please submit information through APSA's form prior to sending book copies to the committee so that APSA can track the works that have been nominated. 


Nominations for the 2020 Schuck Award will close on Friday, February 14, 2020.  Please click here to submit a nomination.

List of all Victoria Schuck Award Recipients


2020 Award Committee

Chair: Caroline Beer
41 Clymer St.
Burlington, VT 05401

Nandini Deo
4/4 Scheherzade Building
Opposite Fariyas Hotel
Apollo Bunder Rd
Colaba Mumbai 
MH 400005

Professor Kate Bedford
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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