Results from the 2020 ASA Political Sociology Section Election

We are pleased to announce the 2020 ASA Political Sociology Section Election Results.

Fabio Rojas, Indiana University  was elected chair. He will serve as chair-elect from August 2020 to August 2021 and then as chair the following year.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui, University of Michigan and Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley were elected to the section council. They both will serve three-year terms beginning August 2020.
The proposed change to the by-laws passed, so the section will also add two student members to the section council, starting with the next election. They will serve two-year terms with one of those seats being vacated each year.

Call for Nominations: 2020 Political Sociology Section Awards

You are invited to submit your nominations for the 2020 Political Sociology Section Awards. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020. The winners will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings.

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Please be aware that for the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship for an Article or Chapter Award for Political Sociology submissions must have a 2019 (NOT 2018) publication date.

For the Best Graduate Student Paper Award Persons who were graduate students at any time during calendar year 2019 (NOT 2018) are invited to submit published or unpublished papers for this award.

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The Distinguished Career Award in Political Sociology

The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020.

The Distinguished Career Award recognizes and celebrates a lifetime of contributions to the area(s) of political sociology. Nominations will be judged on the depth and breadth of the scholar’s impact on political sociology over the course of their career. Nominees must be at least a quarter of a century beyond graduating with their Ph.D.  Section members may nominate a distinguished scholar by sending:

  1. A letter (PDF or MSWord) of nomination, which outlines the candidate’s scholarly contributions to the field and provides assurance of the candidate’s willingness to be nominated;
  2. A copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vitae, and
  3. The full contact information for the nominee (including email address), to the nominating committee below.

The Distinguished Career Award Committee:
Richard Lachmann, University at Albany-SUNY (Chair) RL605@albany.edu
Rebecca Emigh, UCLA emigh@soc.ucla.edu
Jeff Goodwin, New York University jeff.goodwin@nyu

The winner will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings.

The Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award in Political Sociology

The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020.

This award is given annually to the outstanding recent book in political sociology (we will not consider edited books for this award). To be eligible, the book must have a 2019 copyright date. The selection committee encourages self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. Nominations from publishers will not be accepted. To nominate a book for this award:

  1. Send a short letter (via e-mail) nominating the book to each committee member below and
  2. Have a copy of the book sent to each committee member, at the addresses below.

Geneviève Zubrzycki, University of Michigan (Chair) genez@umich.edu
Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia
500 S. Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042

David Brady david.brady@ucr.edu
School of Public Policy
INTS 4151
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
University of California, Riverside 2021 

Isaac Martin iwmartin@ucsd.edu
University of California, San Diego
Isaac Martin, #0517
Social Sciences, Room 315
7835 Trade St., Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121

The winner will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings allowing presses to advertise the prize-winning book.

The Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship for an Article or Chapter Award for Political Sociology 

The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020.

This award is offered annually for the outstanding recently published article or chapter in political sociology. To be eligible, submissions must have a 2019 publication date. The selection committee encourages either self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. (Please note that each author may have only one article nominated.) Please submit the following to the selection committee at their email addresses listed below:

  1. A brief nomination letter and
  2. A copy of the article or chapter.

The Best Article or Book Chapter Award Committee:

“States of Exception?” Political Sociology Mini-Conference

STATES OF EXCEPTION?

Political Conflict, Cultural Change, and Democratic Threat in the 21st Century

Friday, August 9, 2019

Ingersoll Hall, Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

Organized by:

Thomas Janoski, University of Kentucky

Richard Lachmann, SUNY Albany

Carlos de la Torre, University of Kentucky

Bart Bonikowski, Harvard University

Delia Baldassarri, New York University

Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya, Brooklyn College

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, and the María E. Sánchez Center for Latino Studies, Brooklyn College

The mini-conference, organized by the Political Sociology section of the American Sociological Association, will consist of twelve regular panels and a plenary session on themes related to contemporary radical politics. Please visit the pages below for more information.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Complete this form by July 25, 2019: https://forms.gle/9PRGWgQHHWefrfxR8
  • Pay the $25 registration fee in advance via PayPal (instructions below) or bring a check to the conference payable to Stephanie Mudge (the section Treasurer)

 PayPal instructions: by direct link (copy and paste into web browser), paypal.me/stephaniemudge , or via PayPal.com to the following email address: mudge@ucdavis.edu. Please make sure to select “sending to a friend,” or else PayPal will charge you a processing fee.

2019 Mini-Conference Main Page

2019 Mini-Conference Schedule

2019 Mini-Conference Panel Descriptions

Call for Nominations: 2019 Political Sociology Section Awards

You are invited to submit your nominations for the 2019 Political Sociology Section Awards. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2019:

The Distinguished Career Award in Political Sociology
The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2019.

The Distinguished Career Award recognizes and celebrates a lifetime of contributions to the area(s) of political sociology. Nominations will be judged on the depth and breadth of the scholar’s impact on political sociology over the course of their career. Nominees must be at least a quarter of a century beyond graduating with their Ph.D. Section members may nominate a distinguished scholar by sending:

A letter (PDF or MSWord) of nomination, which outlines the candidate’s scholarly contributions to the field and provides assurance of the candidate’s willingness to be nominated; a copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vitae; and
the full contact information for the nominee (including email address), to the nominating committee below:
The Distinguished Career Award Committee:
Pamela Paxton, University of Texas at Austin (Chair) ppaxton@prc.utexas.edu
Jeff Manza, New York University manza@nyu.edu
Debra Minkoff, Barnard College dminkoff@barnard.edu

The winner will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings.

The Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award in Political Sociology
The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2019.

This award is given annually to the outstanding recent book in political sociology (we will not consider edited books for this award). To be eligible, the book must have a 2018 copyright date. The selection committee encourages self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. Nominations from publishers will not be accepted. To nominate a book for this award:

Send a short letter (via e-mail) nominating the book to each committee member below and have a copy of the book sent to each committee member, at the addresses below:
Hana Brown, Wake Forest University (Chair)
brownhe@wfu.edu
Department of Sociology
1834 Wake Forest Rd.
PO Box 7808
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Cybelle Fox, University of California Berkeley
cfox@berkeley.edu
Department of Sociology
410 Barrows Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1980

Paul Frymer, Princeton University
pfrymer@Princeton.EDU
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
314 Wallace Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

The winner will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings allowing presses to advertise the prize-winning book.

The Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship for an Article or Chapter Award for Political Sociology
The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2019.

This award is offered annually for the outstanding recently published article or chapter in political sociology. To be eligible, submissions must have a 2018 publication date. The selection committee encourages either self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. (Please note that each author may have only one article nominated.) Please submit the following to the selection committee at their email addresses listed below:

A brief nomination letter and a copy of the article or chapter.
The Best Article or Book Chapter Award Committee:
G. Cristina Mora, University of California, Berkeley (Chair) gcristinamora2@gmail.com
Jennifer YJ Hsu, London School of Economics and Political Science jenniferhsu@cantab.net
Nicholas Pedriana University of Wisconsin – Whitewater pedriann@uww.edu
Robin Stryker, Purdue University Stryker, rstryker@purdue.edu

Call for Papers: 2019 Political Sociology Mini-Conference

States of Exception? Political Conflict, Culture & Populism in the Trump Era

Friday, August 9, 2019 in New York City

The ASA Political Sociology section is pleased to announce a mini-conference to be held prior to the ASA annual meeting in August. The morning sessions will center on populist politics, examining the rise of populist leaders and how they have transformed the political landscape, considering cases such as Donald Trump, Brexit populists Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines, and Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico. The afternoon sessions will have a number of open panels, depending on submissions. We welcome papers on topics related to the historical rise of labor, political parties, gender and/or race politics, immigration issues, the media in politics, social movements, and other topics related to the current political situation. We similarly welcome papers that take a comparative and/or historical perspective, or that investigate questions in other countries going through challenging political processes.

In order for the organizers to read the abstracts and shape the sessions for the conference, please send your abstracts to us by February 1st, 2019. Please submit your abstracts to the panel organizer who fits your paper topic.

PANEL 1: “What is Trump’s base and will it hold in the long term?” Delia Baldassarri, Organizer, delia.b@nyu.edu

PANEL 2: “The Politics of Fear and Resentment: Nationalist Appeals in the Trump Era,” Bart Bonikowski, Organizer, bonikowski@fas.harvard.edu

PANEL 3: “The Trump style of populism, and how it compares to populists in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere,”Carlos de la Torre, Organizer, c.delatorre@uky.edu

PANEL 4: “Trump and the European Populists: Authoritarians, Just Showy Neo-Liberals, or Both?” Richard Lachmann, Organizer, rlachmann@albany.edu

OPEN SUBMISSIONS: The afternoon panels will be organized by the themes that emerge from the submissions. Please submit your abstracts to Thomas Janoski, Organizer, tjanos@uky.edu

Conference participants and attendees will be asked to contribute a participation fee of $25 for faculty and $15 for students to cover incidentals and a small lunch. We look forward to seeing you in New York!