Caucuses in Political Science
 Asian Pacific American Caucus

The Asian Pacific American Caucus (APAC) is an American Political Science Association Related Group. Membership of the caucus is free and open to all interested students, scholars, and practitioners of and on APA politics. Each year, APAC organizes a panel to showcase cutting edge research on Asian Pacific American Politics at the annual APSA meeting, holds a business meeting, and hosts a reception.


Co-Chairs: Oki Takeda, Aoyama Gakuin University, [email protected]
Ngoc Phan, Hawaii Pacific University, [email protected]
Secretary: Tanika Raychaudhuri, University of Pennsylvania[email protected]
Treasurer: Vivien Leung, University of California, Los Angeles, [email protected]

Contact information:
Andrew Aoki, Augsburg University, [email protected]

Caucus for a New Political Science

The Caucus for a New Political Science is an organization of political scientists united by the idea that political science as an academic discipline should be committed to advancing progressive political development. The caucus plays an active role in the affairs of the APSA through it's role as the Organized Section for New Political Science. The caucus/section publishes a journal, New Political Science. As an APSA section, the association organizes a group of panels for each annual meeting, often in cooperation with other organized sections. Members of the APSA may join the section and thus the caucus when they pay their annual association dues.

Officers (2019-20):
Chair: Nancy S. Love, Appalachian State University, [email protected]
Secretary: Sarah M. Surak, Salisbury University, [email protected]
Treasurer: Clyde W. Barrow, The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, [email protected]
2020 Program Chair: Jennifer Lawrence, Virginia Tech, [email protected]

Caucus Representatives:
Daniel O'Connor, California State University, Long Beach
Claire Snyder-Hall, Caucus Representative, Independent Scholar

New Political Science: The Journal
Editor: Jocelyn M. Boryczka, Fairfield University, [email protected]

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus

Founded in 1987, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus (LGBT Caucus) is the principal association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and allies within the American Political Science Association and an important arena for the presentation of research on sexual and gender diversity studies in political science and related disciplines.  Members of the caucus come from the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and several nations of the European Union. All academically affiliated social scientists, practitioner political scientists, and graduate students interested in the goals of the caucus are welcome to join. The purposes of this organization are:

A. To promote and facilitate the study of sexual and gender diversity studies in political science and related disciplines.

B. To combat discrimination against and provide support for LGBTQ faculty, students, and professionals in political science departments, as well as in society.

C. To encourage the application of the skills of political scientists to the promotion of equal opportunities for LGBTQ people.

D. To promote and facilitate the development of methods conducive to LGBTQ study of sexual and gender diversity.

E. To promote the recruitment of new members who identify as LGBTQ or are allies, with particular attention to groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy.


Officers (2020-2021):

Chair: Helma de Vries-Jordan (University of Pittsburgh, Bradford), [email protected]
Program Chair: Zein Murib (Fordham University), [email protected]
Secretary: Ed Kammerer (Idaho State University, [email protected]
Treasurer: Andrew Flores (American University), mailto:[email protected]

c/o Dr. Helma de Vries-Jordan
Associate Professor of Political Science Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences 
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

300 Campus Drive Bradford, PA 16701
[email protected]


Latino Caucus in Political Science/Sector Latino de Ciencia Politica

Website: APSA Latino Caucus

The Latino Caucus in Political Science or Sector Latino de Ciencia Política was established to both promote and protect the professional development and well-being of Latinas/as in political science and those interested in the study of Latino politics. Founded on September 4, 1998 at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Latino Caucus is an officially recognized related group of the APSA.

President - Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, The University of Texas-Pan American, [email protected]
Vice-President - Edwina Barvosa, UC Santa Barbara, [email protected]
Treasurer - Melissa Michelson, Menlo College, [email protected]
Recording Secretary - Alfonso Gonzales, Lehman College, [email protected]
Contact for general inquiries: [email protected]

Mentoring Awards:
The APSA Committee on the Status of Latinos y Latinas in the Profession is not currently accepting nominations for the Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell Award.

Women's Caucus for Political Science

Website: Women's Caucus for Political Science

The Women's Caucus for Political Science is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the status of women in the profession of political science by promoting equal opportunity for women political scientists in employment, promotion and tenure decisions, as well as graduate school admissions and financial aid decisions. WCPS maintains several standing committees that address these concerns.

WCPS meets during the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association; officers and committee chairs report on the progress of their work at this meeting. Between meetings, WCPS members maintain contact through a quarterly newsletter (WCPS Quarterly) and through discussion on the WCPS listserve.

President: Janelle Wong, [email protected]
President-elect: Libby Sharrow,[email protected]
Secretary: Natasha Behl, [email protected]
Treasurer/Membership Chair: Michelle Wade, [email protected]
Newsletter Editor: Meredith-Joy Petersheim, [email protected]

WCPS Quarterly
Newsletter Editor: Meredith-Joy Petersheim, Keuka College ([email protected])

Facebook: Women's Caucus for Political Science