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.

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.

10/06/2017
Scenes at 20: Oct 6th

Scenes of Subjection at 20 symposium is live-streaming: https://youtu.be/dJ1EDweOfB8

This symposium at Rutgers University celebrates the 20th anniversary of Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteent...

09/07/2017

National Conference of Black Political Scientists Questions the Rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 6, 2017

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

Contact: 662-254-3094 or 3092

We all have been young and dreamed about a brighter future. Parents dream about opportunities for their children, and young people dream for success without fear of retribution and discrimination. To dream is universal. This is true for descendants of enslaved Africans, immigrants past and present, and the millions of today’s undocumented and unauthorized residents living in the United States.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by President Barack Obama in 2012, after a decade of protests by immigration rights’ activists. It gave temporary citizenship-status to nearly 850,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived as minors to the United States. It also gave DACA recipients—known as “Dreamers”—relief from restrictive immigration statutes, which for a decade, had been implemented by state and federal lawmakers.

Despite DACA’s enactment, President Donald Trump announced an end to the policy on September 5, 2017. His decision is a devastating blow to Dreamers, their families, and the civil rights coalition that backed the policy. DACA’s revocation reflects Trump’s nativist impulses recycled into a modern-day “Know Nothing” political orientation. This policy reversal devalues due process, while making children the targets of punishment based on the decisions of their parents.

The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) was founded in 1969 with the goals of studying and enhancing the liberation of people of African descent. These goals are intrinsically connected to what black political scientists call a universal freedom—a collective deliverance by blacks and non-blacks from oppression. DACA’s reversal undermines the quest for universal freedom. It destroys the spirit of the American Dream.

Even though DACA affects mostly Latino immigrants, the policy reversal is also injurious to immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean. Moreover, as race and immigration policies have been enacted historically, they have had disparate effects on Southern and Eastern Europeans and Asian immigrants. Today, we recognize that the rescission of a policy, like DACA, has the potential to affect non-white immigrants disparately.

NCOBPS understands that the history of immigration policy in the United States has been burdened by white supremacy as demonstrated by the Naturalization Act of 1789, which limited citizenship to “free white persons,” and the eugenics-movement-influenced Immigration Act of 1924. Although enslaved Africans in the United States were given access to natural-born citizenship via the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in 1868, it was not until the Naturalization Act of 1870 that Africans not born in the United States could naturalize, legally. And, despite access to citizenship by law, African-descended people did not have access to fuller citizenship rights until the mid-twentieth century. For Africans and other groups, access to citizenship, civil rights, and equality have been piecemeal, over time.

NCOBPS implores lawmakers to protect the Dreamers. To not do so means DACA’s cancellation will rupture countless numbers of families and community institutions. Allowing DACA to end also raises the question asked in 1951 by poet, Langston Hughes—“What happens to a dream deferred”? For hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who lived most of their existence in the United States, to paraphrase Hughes, DACA’s rescission means that their dreams will “dry up like a raisin in the sun.” To target children and potentially criminalize them, as they are among some of the most vulnerable members of our society, furthermore, detracts from American values and neutralizes the possibilities of the American Dream.

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