Representation and Electoral Systems (Section 8)

The purpose of this section is to promote teaching and research in the areas of representation and electoral systems, and to encourage communication among persons interested in these fields within the Association and with related disciplines.

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Founded: 1984
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Chair Magda Hinojosa, Arizona State University
Treasurer Kristin Wylie, James Madison University
20201 Annual Meeting Division Chair

Heather Stoll, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Jack Santucci, Drexel University
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Melody Ellis Valdini, Portland State University
Matthew Hayes, Rice University
Daniel Smith, Harvard University
Peter Johannessen, University of Virginia
Karolina Gilas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Kathleen Hale, Auburn University

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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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George H. Hallett Award

The George H. Hallett Award is presented annually to the author of a book published at least ten years ago that has made a lasting contribution to the literature on representation and electoral systems. Deadline for nominations: April 12, 2021


Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Michael Saward University of Warwick [email protected]
Petia Kostadinova University of Illinois at Chicago [email protected]
Cynthia McClintock George Washington University [email protected]

Lawrence Longley Award

The Lawrence Longley Award is given for the best article on representation and electoral systems published in the previous year. Deadline for nominations: April 12, 2021


Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
David Forunato University of California, San Diego [email protected]
Carolina Plescia University of Vienna [email protected]
Meg Rincker Purdue University Northwest [email protected]

Leon Weaver Award

Leon Weaver Award for the best paper presented at a conference panel sponsored by the Representation and Electoral Systems Section. Deadline for nominations: April 12, 2021


Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Robert G. Moser University of Texas at Austin [email protected]
Stephanie S. Holmsten University of Texas at Austin [email protected]
Malliga Och Idaho State University [email protected]