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Awards

APCG sponsors four annual awards: Best Book in African Politics; Best Article in African Politics; the Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation in African Politics; and the African Affairs Best Graduate Student Paper. We also award the John Harbeson Distinguished Africanist Award for distinguished service to the community and to Africanist political science.

Best Article Award

Best Book Award

Lynne Rienner Award for Best Dissertation

Best Graduate Student Paper

 


Best Article Award

The APCG Best Article Committee seeks nominations for the 2016 award. All Africa-focused articles published in peer-reviewed journals in 2016 are eligible.
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Nomination Instructions:  This year’s committee members are Jessica Piombo (Naval Postgraduate School), Kevin Fridy (University of Tampa), and Frank Ohemeng (University of Ottawa).

Please send the full abstract and, if possible, a copy of the article itself to the committee chair, Jessica Piombo at jrpiombo@nps. edu.

Deadline: The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2016.

 

Best Book Award

The APCG Best Book Award Committee invites nominations for the 2015 award. To be eligible, books must have been published (i.e., with a copyright date) in English in 2015. Books should analyze an issue related to political science or international relations with special reference to Africa. The book should employ methodological techniques regarded as appropriate by any subgroup of contemporary political scientists. Edited volumes are not eligible. Translations of books written in a foreign language qualify if the translation was published in 2015. 
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Nomination Instructions: This year’s committee members are Landry Signé (University of Alaska-Anchorage), Kathleen Hancock (Colorado School of Mines), and Kate Baldwin (Yale University).

Please send nominations to the committee chair, Landry Signé, at landrysigne@gmail.com.

Publishers must send physical copies of nominated books to each committee member at the addresses listed below no later than April 30, 2016.

 

Landry Signé


Department of Political Science

University of Alaska, Anchorage

Social Sciences Building, Room 362


3211 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508

 

Kathleen Hancock

Winterfeldstr. 97

10777 Berlin, Germany

 

Kate Baldwin

Department of Political Science

Yale University


P.O. Box 208301


New Haven, CT 06520-8301

Deadline: April 30, 2016.

 

Lynne Rienner Award for Best Dissertation

The APCG-Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation Award Committee invites submissions for the Best Dissertation in African Politics 2015. The award carries a prize and is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in African politics. Only one dissertation may be nominated per department. Dissertations that were completed and accepted in the 2015 calendar year are eligible for this award. 
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Nomination Instructions: This year’s committee members are Milli Lake (Arizona State University), Adam Sandor (University of Ottawa), and Alice Kang (University of Nebraska- Lincoln).

Departments are requested to submit a letter of nomination and an electronic copy of the dissertation to committee chair Milli Lake at millilake@gmail.com.

Deadline: The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2016.

 

Best Graduate Student Paper

The APCG-African Affairs Best Graduate Student Paper Award Committee seeks nominations for the 2015/16 award. The award carries a cash prize and is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in African politics. Eligible papers must be nominated by a member of the APCG (self nominations not allowed), written by a graduate student, and presented at the 2015 APSA, 2015 ASA, 2015 ISA, or 2015 MPSA annual meeting. Nominated papers cannot have a Ph.D. as a listed coauthor.
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Nomination Instructions: 

This year’s committee members are Rachel Ellett (Beloit College), Yonatan Morse (Georgetown University), and Carrie Manning (Georgia State University).

To nominate a paper, please send an email with the paper’s author, title, and the conference name to the committee chair, Rachel Ellett at ellettr@beloit.edu.

Deadline: The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2016.