Politics and History (Section 24)

The purpose of this section is to bring together political scientists interested in historical issues and problems drawing from almost every traditional disciplinary subfield.

Founded: 1989
Journal: CLIO Newsletter of Politics and History

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Chair Kimberly Morgan, George Washington University
Chair-Elect Peter Trubowitz, London School of Economics
Secretary Shamira Gelbman, Wabash College
Treasurer Rob Mickey, University of Michigan
Newsletter Editor Shamira Gelbman, Wabash College
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2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chairs
Dawn Teele, University of Pennsylvania
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David Bateman, Cornell University
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Council Volha Charnysh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jennifer Dixon, Villinova University
Stephen Engel, Bates College
Deondra Rose, Duke University
Mai Hassan, University of Michigan
Nicole Mellow, Williams College
Abraham Newman, Georgetown University
Ruch Bloch Rubin, University of Chicago


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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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J. David Greenstone Book Prize

The J. David Greenstone Book Prize recognizes the best book in history and politics in the past two calendar years. Nomination Instructions: Send a hard copy of the book to each committee member at the address listed below. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email Address
Chris Howard College of William & Mary [email protected] Christopher Howard
2784 Linden Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Chloe Thurston Northwestern University [email protected] Chloe Thurston
801 Hinman Ave.
Apt. 1
Evanston, IL 60202
James Mahoney Northwestern University [email protected] James Mahoney
2610 Grant Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Mary Parker Follett Prize

The Mary Parker Follett Prize recognizes the best article on Politics and History published in the previous year. Nomination Instructions: To nominate an article for this award send an electronic copy to each of the scholars on the prize committee. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Alexandra Cirone Cornell University [email protected]
Daniel Galvin Northwestern University [email protected]
Kathleen Sullivan Ohio University [email protected]

Walter Dean Burnham Dissertation Award

The Walter Dean Burnham Award is given for the best dissertation in the field of Politics and History. Nomination Instructions: The committee welcomes nominations of outstanding dissertations from PhDs awarded in the previous two calendar years. To nominate a dissertation for this award send a letter of support from the student’s dissertation advisor or committee member plus a copy of the dissertation itself to each member of the Award Committee. Please submit an electronic version in pdf form to each member of the committee. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Matthew Berkman Oberlin College [email protected]
Lee Ann Banaszak Pennsylvania State University [email protected]
Alexis Walker St. Martin's University [email protected]

Best Paper Award

An award for the best paper in Politics and History presented at the previous annual meeting. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Andrea Louise Campbell Massachusetts Institute of Technology [email protected]
Isabela Mares Yale University [email protected]
Daniel Schlozman Johns Hopkins University [email protected]

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