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The Western

PROGRAM COMMITTEES

75th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS
COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS IN
THE PROFESSION

COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF BLACKS IN THE PROFESSION
COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMMITTEE
FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARS COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF LATINOS/AS IN THE PROFESSION
COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION
CLIMATE ACTION COMMITTEE
SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS
DISSERTATION AWARD COMMITTEE
BETTY MOULDS LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD
BETTY NESVOLD WOMEN AND POLITICS AWARD COMMITTEE
BLACKS AND POLITICS BEST PAPER AWARD COMMITTEE
CHARLES REDD POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN WEST AWARD COMMITTEE
CLAY MORGAN AWARD COMMITTEE
DON T. NAKANISHI BEST PAPER ON ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS AND POLITICS AWARD COMMITTEE
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICAL LTHEORY AWARD COMMITTEE
LATINO/LATINA POLITICS BEST PAPER AWARD COMMITTEE
PI SIGMA ALPHA AWARD COMMITTEE
PRQ AWARD COMMITTEE
PGI AWARD COMMITTEE
WILLIAM E. CONNOLLY AWARD COMMITTEE

Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Committee
Chair: Ron Schmidt
Jane Junn
Louis DeSipio Valerie Martinez-Ebers
Ange-Marie Hancock Gary Segura
Rodney Hero Richard Clucas
Committee on Nominations
Chair: Jane Junn, University of Southern California
Members:
Lisa Magaña, (2020-2022)
Arizona State University

Janni Aragon (2020-2022)
Executive Council Liaison
University of Victoria

Flavio R. Hickel (2020-2022)
University of Delaware

Mario Feit (2021-23)
Georgia State University

Committee on the Status of Asian Pacific Americans

Chair: Daniel Lee (2019-22)
University of California, Berkeley

Members:

Ngoc Phan (2020-24)
Hawaii Pacific University

Vivien Leung (2020-24) University of California, Los Angeles

Dennis Weng (2021-24)
Sam Houston State University

Sangay Mishra (2021-24)
Drew University


Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession
Chair: Christopher Stout (2019-22)
Oregon State University
Members:

Davin Phoenix (2019-22)
University of California, Irvine

Debra Thompson (2020-23)
University of Oregon


Chris Towler (2021-24)
CSU, Sacramento

LaGina Gause (2021-24)
University of California, San Diego

Community College Committee
Chair: Kelly Velasquez
East Los Angeles College
Members:

Peter Bowman
Palomar College

Josue Franco
Cuyamaca College

Rogelio Garcia
East Los Angeles College

Levy LaDella
College of Southern Nevada

First Generation Committee

Chair: Kim Yi Dionne
University of California, Riverside

Members:
Jonathan Benjamin Alvarado
University of Nebraska, Omaha

Maricruz Osorio
University of California, Riverside
Shaun Bowler
University of California, Riverside
Hajer Al-Faham
University of Pennsylvania
Committee on the Status of Latinas/os in the Profession
Chair: Mara Cecilia Ostfeld (2020-24)
University of Michigan

Members:

Claudia Sandoval (2019-22)
Loyola Marymount University

Brad Jones (2020-2024)
University of California, Davis


Kenneth Fernandez (2021-24)
College of Southern Nevada

Monica Lombana (2021-24)
Edmonds College


Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession

Chair: Nazita Lajevardi (2020-2024)
Michigan State University

Members:

Linda Alvarez (2019-22)
California State University, Northridge

Alissa Kessel (2019-22)
Puget Sound University

Melina Juarez (2020-23)
Western Washington University

Loan Le (2021-24)
Institute for Good Government and Inclusion

Climate Action Committee
The Western Political Science Association has formed a Climate Action Committee to generate proposals for reducing the association’s contributions to climate change.

Chair: Jamie Mayerfeld
University of Washington

Members:
Kellan Anfinson, Bard College
Chris Crews, California State University, Chico
Elisabeth Ellis, University of Otago
Shane Gunster, Simon Fraser University
Cheryl Hall, University of South Florida
Elizabeth Koebele, University of Nevada, Reno
Matthew Leep, Western Governors University
John Meyer, Humboldt State University
Emily Ray, Sonoma State University
Sarah Shair-Rosenfield, University of Essex

Social Media Committee
TBA
Committee on Publications
Chair: Mark Ramirez (2021-23)
Arizona State University
Members:
Melissa Michelson (2020-21)
Menlo College

Sara Sadhwani (2021-23)
Pomona College

Betty Moulds Lifetime Service Award:

Chair: Luis R Fraga
University of Notre Dame

Steve Nicholson
University of Georgia

Cristina Beltran
New York University

Betty Nesvold Women and Politics Award:

Chair: Nazita Lajevardi
Michigan State University

Linda Alvarez
CSU Northridge

Melina Juarez
Western Washington University

Alissa Kessel
Puget Sound University

Loan Le
Institute for Good Government and Inclusion

Blacks and Politics Best Paper Award:

Chair: Christopher Stout, Chair
Oregon State University

Davin Phoenix
University of California, Irvine

Debra Thompson
University of Oregon

Chris Towler
California State University, Sacramento

LaGina Gause
University of California, San Diego

Charles Redd Politics of the American West Award:

Chair: Gabriel Sanchez
University of New Mexico

Yoshira Macias
University of New Mexico

Robin Jacobson
Puget Sound University

Clay Morgan Award:

Chair: Cara Daggett
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Virginia Tech

Gwen Ottinger
Associate Professor
Department of Politics
Drexel University

Ross Mittiga
Assistant Professor
Institute of Political Science [Instituto de Ciencia Política]
Catholic University of Chile [Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile]

Dissertation Award:

For 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. ($250 award)

Deadline: October 15, 2021

Chair: Maria Chavez,
Pacific Lutheran

Chase Porter
California Baptist University

Amit Ron
Arizona State University

Don T. Nakanishi Best Paper Award on Asian Pacific Americans and Politics

For an outstanding paper discussing issues and problems that concern
Asian Pacific Americans. ($250 award)

Chair: Daniel Lee
University of California, Berkeley

Ngoc Phan
Hawaii Pacific University

Vivien Leung
University of California, Los Angeles

Dennis Weng
Sam Houston State University

Sangay Mishra
Drew University

Environmental Political Theory Award

Chair: Matt Leep
Western Governors University

Mary Witlacil
Colorado State University

Christopher Sardo
Occidental College

Latino/Latina Politics Best Paper Award

Chair: Mara Cecilia Ostfeld
Michigan State University

Brad Jones
University of California, Davis

Claudia Sandoval
Loyola Marymount University

Kenneth Fernandez
College of Southern Nevada

Monica Lombana
Edmonds College

Pi Sigma Alpha Award

Chair: Patricia Jaramillo
University of Texas at San Antonio

Sergio Garcia Rios
Cornell University

Renée Van Vechten
University of Redlands

PRQ Award

The Political Research Quarterly Best Article Award. This award is given for the best article published by the PRQ during the prior calendar year. ($1000 award)

Chair: Angela X. Ocampo
University of Michigan

Robert Lupton
University of Connecticut

Douglas Thompson
University of South Carolina

PGI Award

The Politics Groups and Identities Best Article Award. This award is given for the best article published by the PGI during the prior calendar year. ($500 award)

Chair: Janelle Wong
University of Maryland

Meike Verloo
Radboud University

Lan Chu
Occidental College

William E. Connolly Award (Political Theory)

Chair: Steven Johnston
University of Utah

Bonnie Honig
Brown University

Laurie Naranch
Siena College


 

 


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