DONATING TO THE WPSA
Donations to the Western Political Science Association provide much
needed support to ensure the association's long-term financial security,
to underwrite the cost of special programs, and to fund the awards given
out at the annual meeting. Click
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There are several funds that are supported by contributions from association
members and others:
The WPSA Endowment Fund
The WPSA Endowment was created to provide a financial reservoir to help
protect the long-term security of the Association and to fund special
projects. Your generous contribution to this fund enables the WPSA to
better handle unanticipated challenges and to launch new projects and
programs that benefit the association and its members.
The Fund for Asian Pacific Americans
The Fund for Asian Pacific Americans will be used to support Asian Pacific
American Caucus (APAC) research and education efforts broadly, to serve
as awards for scholarship and service, and to subsidize meetings, events
Betty Moulds Lifetime Service Award
The Betty Moulds Lifetime Service Award will be given to individuals
who have made a long history of service and an extraordinary contribution
to the WPSA. The award is named in honor of Betty Moulds, who served
for 25 years as the chief administrator for the WPSA. The award is funded
entirely through an endowment, so your contribution is critical to its
success. The award will not be given until the endowment reaches its
Joel Olson Award Endowment
This endowment was created to fund an award honoring Joel Olson, an
associate professor of political theory at Northern Arizona University
and a long-time WPSA member. The award is for activist-scholars whose
work is at the creative intersection of radical political theory and
practice. The Joel Olson Award is also entirely through an endowment.
The award will not be given until the endowment reaches its funding
Historically, the association has funded most of its annual awards
out of its general operating budget. However, the association has begun
to accept donations that will be set aside for underwriting the cost
of these awards. The association hopes to eventually raise a sufficient
amount of money so that these awards can be funded entirely through
the interest generated through contributions. Your generous support
for these awards helps ensure that there will be adequate funding in
future years. Donations can be directed to the following awards:
Betty Nesvold Award (Women and Politics)
This award is for the best paper on women and politics presented at
the previous annual meeting of the WPSA. The award is named in honor
of Betty Nesvold, a long-term member of the association who played an
important leadership role in improving the status and treatment of women
Blacks and Politics Award
The Blacks and Politics Award is given to an outstanding paper that
focuses on issues and problems that concern Black Americans.
The Dissertation Award is given to the best doctoral dissertation completed
at a university within the regional groupings of the WPSA between July
1 and June 30 of the previous academic year.
Don T. Nakanishi Award for for Distinguished Scholarship and
Service in Asian Pacific American Politics
This annual award will recognize outstanding scholarship or service
advancing the understanding or practice of Asian Pacific American politics.
The recipient will be someone who has made a significant contribution
to the understanding of Asian Pacific American politics (scholarship
that examines more than one ethnoracial group is also eligible), or
whose professional work has made a substantial contribution to the practice
of Asian Pacific American politics
Environmental Political Theory Award
This award is presented to the best paper in environmental political
theory presented at the annual WPSA meeting.
Latina/Latino Politics Award
This award is for an outstanding paper on Latina/Latino politics that
is presented at the annual meeting.
William E. Connolly Award
This annual award is for the best political theory paper in contemporary
democratic thought, whether recognizing daring and innovative work by
a young scholar or a bold new line of inquiry by an established scholar.
It is named after William E. Connolly, world renowned political theorist,
revered teacher and mentor, and long-time WPSA member.
WPSA Virtual Communities
WPSA Virtual Communities bring WPSA members together in virtual meeting rooms at regular intervals throughout the year. The primary goal of WPSA Virtual Communities is to provide additional opportunities for intellectual exchange beyond the yearly in-person conference. Such opportunities may be of particular benefit to those who find it difficult to travel to the conference because of distance, financial cost, time constraints, family obligations, holiday conflicts, personal and public health challenges, national and international travel restrictions, the carbon impact of air travel, or any other reason. Regardless of one’s ability to attend the in-person conference, though, WPSA Virtual Communities can also benefit members by enabling forms of scholarly engagement beyond those possible during a 3-day annual conference, democratizing accessibility to professional networks, broadening participation in WPSA, and providing more time and space to deepen intellectual exchange.
Program in PDF
CC MiniCon 2021
Western, Spring 2019