The Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics (ASBWP)

The Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics (ASBWP) The Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics is an organization designed to complement existing professional political science organizations by serving as a vehicle for promoting research on Black women in politics.

03/11/2021

We're meeting at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Business Meeting - Thursday, March 11, 2021, 8 pm. EST

AWARD RECIPIENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED!!!

ASBWP/NCOBPS Co-Organized Panels -- Saturday, March 13, 2021

10:15-11:30 EST, New Directions in Black Women in Politics: A Panel in Honor of the 30th Anniversary of Jewel Prestage's In Quest of African American Political Woman, Pearl Dowe, Jamil Scott, Nikol Alexander-Floyd

10:15-11:30 EST, Make Some Noise: The Politics of Self-Care for Individual, Community, and Societal Transformation, Presented by: Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Desireé Melonas, Zahra Ahmed, Jasmine N. Yarish, Françoise Cromer

01/13/2021

Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2021

The Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics is pleased to announce its awards in support of research on Black women in politics and Black gender politics in the U.S. and African Diaspora.

For book submissions, send 3 copies to the following address:

ASBWP, C/O Dr. Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd, Rutgers University, Hickman Hall, 89 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1411.

All other submissions should be sent electronically to [email protected]. All submissions should be received no later than January 27, 2021. Awards will be announced at the ASBWP Annual Business Meeting to be held at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (hosted virtually), March 10-14, 2021.

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

The Anna Julia Cooper Outstanding Publication Award �
Awarded to a political scientist for the most outstanding article in a peer-reviewed journal or book, on Black women in politics (published January 2020-December 2020).

The Mae C. King Distinguished Paper Award on Women, Gender and Black Politics�
Awarded for the best paper presented by a political scientist on women, gender and Black Politics at a national or regional Political Science conference in the past academic year (fall 2019-spring 2020).

The JoAnn Gibson Robinson Dissertation Writing Award �
Awarded to a Ph.D. student in Political Science, who has advanced to candidacy and who expects to receive the degree no earlier than December of the award year (2021). Applicant’s dissertation must focus on some aspect of Black women in politics in the United States or globally.

The Ida B. Wells Undergraduate Essay Prize �
Awarded for the best paper on Black women in politics written by an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science or Government.

Dear all,You may be interested in attending this panel tomorrow, organized by the Center for American Women and Politics...
10/13/2020
Virtual Events

Dear all,

You may be interested in attending this panel tomorrow, organized by the Center for American Women and Politics!

Beyond the 19th Amendment: A Century of Growing Political Power Amid Unequal Suffrage
October 13, 2020 | 1:00PM (ET)
Join CAWP for a virtual panel devoted to furthering our understanding of the suffrage centennial - how the women's vote has evolved over the past 100 years and the unequal ways in which access to the ballot was achieved for women of color

Moderator
Susan J. Carroll, Senior Scholar, Center for American Women and Politics; Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University
Panelists
Wendy Smooth, Associate Professor, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Political Science; Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University
Deborah Gray White, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History, Rutgers University
Christina Wolbrecht, Professor of Political Science; Director, Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame

Here is the link with more details (as well as the link to register!):
https://cawp.rutgers.edu/virtualevents

Virtual Events Beyond the 19th Amendment: A Century of Growing Political Power Amid Unequal Suffrage October 13, 2020 | 1:00PM (ET) Join CAWP for a virtual panel devoted to furthering our understanding of the suffrage centennial - how the women's vote has evolved over the past 100 years and the uneq...

Congratulations to Nadia Brown!!!https://college.georgetown.edu/news-story/nadia-brown-appointed-as-new-director-of-wome...
07/10/2020
Nadia Brown Appointed as New Director of Women and Gender Studies Program - Georgetown College

Congratulations to Nadia Brown!!!

https://college.georgetown.edu/news-story/nadia-brown-appointed-as-new-director-of-women-and-gender-studies-program/?fbclid=IwAR18b5tHvm7VeRvs7ZKzKSVbUSQYUi3CEbhRaSJmfZc9WXLu6BB8djkqPqQ#

Georgetown College is thrilled to announce that Nadia Brown, associate professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Purdue University, has been appointed as the new director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Her term will start in August of 2021.

Political scientist Menna Demessie is introducing Sen. Kamala Harris today and engaging with expert panelists on water j...
06/18/2020
Policy for the People - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Political scientist Menna Demessie is introducing Sen. Kamala Harris today and engaging with expert panelists on water justice!

Join her and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Thursday from 3PM - 4:30PM EST
Register Here: https://www.cbcfinc.org/policy-for-the-people/

Upcoming Webinar Water Justice in a Global Pandemic Register Today! Overview The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation has launched the “Policy for the People” Virtual Brain Trust Series. The six-part virtual series provides critical policy updates on the most pressing issues facing the Black co...

01/10/2020

Deadline Extended: Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics is pleased to announce its awards in support of research on Black women in politics and Black gender politics in the U.S. and African Diaspora.

For book submissions, send 3 copies to the following address:

ASBWP, C/O Dr. Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd, Rutgers University, 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

All other submissions should be sent electronically to [email protected]. All submissions should be received no later than February 20, 2020. Awards will be announced at the ASBWP Annual Business Meeting to be held at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists in Atlanta, GA, March 11-14, 2020.

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

The Anna Julia Cooper Outstanding Publication Award �
Awarded to a political scientist for the most outstanding article in a peer-reviewed journal or book, on Black women in politics (published January 2019-December 2019).

The Mae C. King Distinguished Paper Award on Women, Gender and Black Politics�
Awarded for the best paper presented by a political scientist on women, gender and Black Politics at a national or regional Political Science conference in the past academic year (fall 2018-spring 2019). ��

The JoAnn Gibson Robinson Dissertation Writing Award �
Awarded to a Ph.D. student in Political Science, who has advanced to candidacy and who expects to receive the degree no earlier than December of the award year (2020). Applicant’s dissertation must focus on some aspect of Black women in politics in the United States or globally.

The Ida B. Wells Undergraduate Essay Prize �
Awarded for the best paper on Black women in politics written by an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science or Government.

Note: In keeping with the goals of the ASBWP, special consideration is given to research and scholarship that utilizes interdisciplinary approaches and/or innovative methods and diverse methodological orientations in studying politics.

01/16/2019

Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019

The Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics is pleased to announce its awards in support of research on Black women in politics and Black gender politics in the U.S. and African Diaspora.

For book submissions, send 3 copies to the following address:

ASBWP, C/O Dr. Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd, Rutgers University, 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

All other submissions should be sent electronically to [email protected]. All submissions should be received no later than February 1, 2019. Awards will be announced at the ASBWP Annual Business Meeting to be held at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists in Baton Rouge, LA, March 13-17, 2019.

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

The Anna Julia Cooper Outstanding Publication Award 

Awarded to a political scientist for the most outstanding article in a peer-reviewed journal or book, on Black women in politics (published January 2018-December 2018).

The Mae C. King Distinguished Paper Award on Women, Gender and Black Politics

Awarded for the best paper presented by a political scientist on women, gender and Black Politics at a national or regional Political Science conference in the past academic year (fall 2017-spring 2018). 



The JoAnn Gibson Robinson Dissertation Writing Award 

Awarded to a Ph.D. student in Political Science, who has advanced to candidacy and who expects to receive the degree no earlier than December of the award year (2019). Applicant’s dissertation must focus on some aspect of Black women in politics in the United States or globally.

The Ida B. Wells Undergraduate Essay Prize 

Awarded for the best paper on Black women in politics written by an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science or Government.

Note: In keeping with the goals of the ASBWP, special consideration is given to research and scholarship that utilizes interdisciplinary approaches and/or innovative methods and diverse methodological orientations in studying politics.

Job opportunity in the Dept. of WGS at Rutgers:Open Rank Professor of Asian American or Indigenous Studies, and Sexualit...
11/16/2018
Open Rank Professor of Asian American or Indigenous Studies, and Sexuality Studies

Job opportunity in the Dept. of WGS at Rutgers:

Open Rank Professor of Asian American or Indigenous Studies, and Sexuality Studies

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick invites applications for an open rank, tenured or tenure-track professor of women’s and gender studies to begin September 1, 2019. We seek a candidate with strong background in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies with specializations in either Asian American or Native American/Indigenous Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate teaching experience in courses on theories of gender and sexuality and whose research has engaged the field of critical ethnic studies.

Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, along with a developed research agenda and record of publications commensurate with the rank of the position being applied for. The full-time position comes with a 2-2 teaching load, and duties include teaching, advising, and service contributions within the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

For full consideration, all materials must be received by December 30, 2018. Please submit a cover letter that includes research and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references who may be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Documents can be uploaded through the UHR system (https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/79183). Candidates may be asked to provide a writing sample at a future stage of the search committee’s evaluation of files. Rutgers University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity.

For further information you may contact:

Sylvia Chan-Malik, Search Committee Co-Chair
Deborah R. Vargas, Search Committee Co-Chair

Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
Rutgers University
162 Ryders Lane

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

(848) 932-9331

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick invites applications for an open rank, tenured or tenure-track professor of women’s and gender studies to begin September 1, 2019. We seek a candidate with strong background in women’s, gender, and sexuality...

New book from SUNY Press:Black Women in Politics: Demanding Citizenship, Challenging Power, and Seeking Justice, edited ...
09/05/2018

New book from SUNY Press:

Black Women in Politics: Demanding Citizenship, Challenging Power, and Seeking Justice, edited and with an introduction by Julia S. Jordan-Zachery and Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd.

With contributions from Nikol Alexander-Floyd, Julia-Jordan-Zachery, Jenny Douglas, Keesha Middlemass, K. Melchor Quick Hall, Maziki Thame, Keisha N. Blain, Judylyn S. Ryan, Grace E. Howard, Tonya Williams

03/16/2018

What does intra-racial white violence in South Africa have to do with nationalism and the perpetuation of anti-blackness?

Come find out at the NCOBPS/ASBWP author meets critics session where we will discuss Tiffany Willoughby-Herard’s “Waste of a White Skin”: The Carnegie Corporation and the Racial Logic of White Vulnerability.

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:30 am CST.

Note: This event is open to attendees of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists

#NCOBPS2018

03/14/2018

NCOBPS/ASBWP CO-ORGANIZED EVENTS!!!

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018

*10:30-11:45 a.m.

Author Meets Critics: Tiffany Willoughby-Herard's Waste of a White Skin: The Carnegie Corporation and the Racial Logic of White Vulnerability

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, University of California, Irvine
Nikol Alexander-Floyd Rutgers, New Brunswick
Wendy Smooth, Ohio State University

*1:15-2:30 p.m.

Book Publishing in Political Science

Nikol Alexander-Floyd, Rutgers, New Brunswick
Evelyn M. Simien, University of Connecticut
Melanye Price, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Duchess Harris, Macalester College

SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018

*8:00-9:00 a.m.

ASBWP Business Meeting and Mentoring Breakfast

01/24/2018

Deadline: Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics is pleased to announce its awards in support of research on Black women in politics and Black gender politics in the U.S. and African Diaspora.

For book submissions, send 3 copies to the following address:

ASBWP, C/O Dr. Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd, Rutgers University, 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

All other submissions should be sent electronically to [email protected]. All submissions should be received no later than February 10, 2018. Awards will be announced at the ASBWP Annual Business Meeting to be held at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists in Chicago, IL, March 14-17, 2018.

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

The Anna Julia Cooper Outstanding Publication Award �
Awarded to a political scientist for the most outstanding article in a peer-reviewed journal or book, on Black women in politics (published January 2017-December 2017).

The Mae C. King Distinguished Paper Award on Women, Gender and Black Politics�
Awarded for the best paper presented by a political scientist on women, gender and Black Politics at a national or regional Political Science conference in the past academic year (fall 2016-spring 2017). ��

The JoAnn Gibson Robinson Dissertation Writing Award �
Awarded to a Ph.D. student in Political Science, who has advanced to candidacy and who expects to receive the degree no earlier than December of the award year (2018). Applicant’s dissertation must focus on some aspect of Black women in politics in the United States or globally.

The Ida B. Wells Undergraduate Essay Prize �
Awarded for the best paper on Black women in politics written by an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science or Government.

Note: In keeping with the goals of the ASBWP, special consideration is given to research and scholarship that utilizes interdisciplinary approaches and/or innovative methods and diverse methodological orientations in studying politics.

11/22/2017

National Conference of Black Political Scientists Expresses Solidarity with Brazilians of African Ancestry and Denounces William Waack of Brazil’s TV Globo

FOR IMMEDIATERELEASE November 21, 2017

Contact:
Shayla C. Nunnally, President
Sekou Franklin, President-Elect

Since 1969, the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) has been devoted to advocating for people of African descent. Over 15 years ago, NCOBPS created “The Race and Democracy in the Americas Project,” in order to develop partnerships between black political scientists and Afro-Brazilian scholars. This cross-national linkage underscores our commitment to solidarity with the African Diaspora.

NCOBPS is troubled by the recently disclosed comment by William Waack, an anchorman of TV Globo, Brazil’s largest television network. During a trip to Washington, D.C., on assignment covering the U.S. presidential election in November 2016, Waack made racially-incendiary remarks captured on a video that was just discovered earlier this month. Referring to a loud honk from a car, he was heard saying: “It’s black. It’s a black thing (Portuguese translation: É preto. É coisa de preto).” In translation, this is a pejorative reference to a black person—the equivalent of calling someone the “n-word” in the United States.
Waack’s racist commentary is regularly used in Brazil to demean people of African ancestry. It denotes that something is “going wrong” or is “bad” and inherently deems Afro-Brazilians as “problematic.” The video further reveals the everyday racism against Afro-Brazilians and reinforces structural racism permeating Brazilian society.

NCOBPS condemns Waack’s racist discourse and all manifestations of hatred, marginalization, dehumanization, and white supremacy in Brazilian society. We reject Waack’s attempts to import Brazil’s racism into the United States, which has its own racial toxicity. Negative conceptions of “blackness," as those often connected to the “n-word,” also detract from black people's assertions of their humanity. In an era of seeming repeated challenges to the humanity, dignity, and rights of various historically-disparaged groups, NCOBPS promotes equality and justice for all.

As black political scientists, we stand in solidarity with Afro-Brazilians and join with them in the long struggle against racism and white supremacy.

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