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Religion and Politics (Section 11)

The purpose of this section is to encourage the study of the interrelations between religion and politics, including the politics of religious pluralism; law, religion and governance; faith, practice and political behavior; and the politics of secularism, in the United States as well as in a comparative, historical, and global perspective.

Founded: 1986
Website: https://connect.apsanet.org/s11/

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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 11. Religion and Politics awards to-date »

 

Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award

The Kenneth D. Wald Best Graduate Student Paper Award will be given annually to a conference paper studying any aspect of religion and politics presented by a Ph.D. student in political science. The conference can be affiliated with any of the US-based political science associations or a conference affiliated with another association, such as the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the American Academy of Religion, the Middle East Studies Association, or the International Studies Association, as long as the paper was written by a student or students enrolled in a graduate program in political science and presented in 2021 or 2022. 
Deadline for nominations: March 17, 2023

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
L. Felipe Mantilla University of South Florida [email protected]
Jeremy Menchik Boston University  [email protected]
Ben Gaskins Lewis & Clark College [email protected]

Ted Jelen Best Journal Article in Politics and Religion Award

This award is presented for the best article published in Politics and Religion in the 2022 calendar year.

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Michael Driessen John Cabot University  [email protected]
Joel Day Princeton University  [email protected]
Rebecca Glaizer University of Arkansas [email protected]

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar in Religion and Politics Award

The Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar Award recognizes a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the field of religion and politics. These contributions should be through a combination of excellent and widely influential scholarship, policy input/impact, public engagement, service, teaching, and mentorship.
Deadline for nominations: March 17, 2023

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Paul Djupe Denison University  [email protected]
Laura Olson Clemson University [email protected]
Sabri Ciftci Kansas State University [email protected]

Hubert Morken Best Book in Religion and Politics Award

The Hubert Morken Award is given for the best book dealing with religion and politics published within the previous year. The criteria for the award include the originality of the argument presented, quality of the research, innovative methods, readability of the text and the policy or practical implications of the scholarship. To be eligible for the award, books must have been published in 2022. 
Deadline for nominations: March 17, 2023

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Vineeta Yadav Pennsylvania State University  [email protected]
Jonathan Laurence Boston College  [email protected]
John Green  University of Akron [email protected]

Aaron Wildavsky Best Dissertation in Religion and Politics Award

APSA Religion and Politics Section invites nominations for the Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award. The Aaron Wildavsky Award recognizes the best dissertation in the field of religion and politics. Eligible dissertations have been defended in the last two years (2021 or 2022), and should make a distinctive contribution to the study of religion and politics, broadly understood. Deadline for nominations: March 17, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Nandini Deo Lehigh University [email protected]
Jessica Soedirgo University of Amsterdam [email protected]
John McTague Towson University [email protected]

Weber Best Conference Paper in Religion and Politics Award

Weber Best Paper in Religion and Politics Award recognizes the best paper dealing with religion and politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting (2022). The paper should address a timely and relevant topic, within the discipline and beyond, in a theoretically innovative and methodologically thorough manner. Deadline for nominations: March 17, 2023

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Kikue Hamayotsu Northern Illinois University [email protected]
Cammie Bolin University at Albany, SUNY [email protected]
Ahmed Ezzeldin Mohamed Stanford University  [email protected]

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