I hope you have had a great summer. As you will see below we have a long list of items to discuss in the section meeting during the APSA conference (Thursday, Sept 1 at 6.15-7.15 followed by a reception at 7.30-9.00).
Before listing the agenda items, I encourage each of you to
--renew the section membership
--subscribe your institution to our journal (Politics and Religion)
--volunteer for award committees (please let me know if you want to serve in book, dissertation, or paper award committees).
1 - Politics and Religion has a 2.5-year backlog.
To solve the problem we need more pages (we now have 3 issues per year * 7 articles per issue).
a) 4 issues per year * 8 articles per issue = $4 increase in dues
b) 4 issues per year * 7 articles per issue = $2 increase in dues
2 - Journal Editor
As I emailed before, the following is the link to the CVs and Proposals of the three candidates for the journal's editorship:
The meeting participants will decide whether to rank the proposals per se, or to mix candidates by constructing new co-editorships, especially for balancing the expertise on American Politics and CP/IR.
3 - Announcements:
Budget Report (Ahmet Kuru)
Journal Report (Ted Jelen)
2011 Program (Stephen Mockabee)
Mentoring (Brian Calfano)
Chair-elect (Iza Hussin)
Book Award (Committee Chair David Campbell)
Co-winners (Elizabet Hurd and Vincent P. Munoz)
Honorable mention (Mira Morgenstern)
Dissertation Award (Committee Chair Tarek Masoud)
Co-winners (Brandon Kendhammer and Samuel Goldman)
Paper Award (Committee Chair Nader Hashemi)
Winner (Lisa Blaydes)