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Call for Contributions: New APSA Resource on Politics, Power, and Group Differences

Call for Contributions: New APSA Resource on Politics, Power, and Group Differences

Do you teach on the politics of race, racism, nationalism or supremacy? Have you updated your syllabus as a result of the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA?

APSA is collecting teaching, learning and discussion resources on politics, power, diversity, and group differences. The collected resources will be shared online and on social media platforms. This project arose as a means to acknowledge the issues and debates that have re-surfaced into the public discourse as a result of the Charlottesville, VA protests and violence.

Themes: In addition to the broad topics of power and group differences, we are inviting submissions from a variety of approaches that address the following themes, theories, and issues: politics of civil liberties, protest and counter-protest, bias, intersectionality, identity politics, critical race theory, race, racism, racial resentment, supremacy, intolerance, stereotype, political history and symbolism, nationalism, the politics of campus spaces and public spaces, and related topics.

Goals: With the understanding that these social, political, and economic themes predate the events in Charlottesville, the goals of this project are to issue a broad and inclusive call in order to:

  1. Shine a new light on these theories, as well as to highlight emerging theories and resources.
  2. Identify scholarly expertise and potential collaborative networks.
  3. Identify a diverse array of political science themes and theories that can be brought to bear to assist students, faculty, and the public to better understand and dialogue about these issues.
  4. Showcase the range and value of political science and political scientists’ contributions to civil discourse and the civic capacity of the public.

To contribute, please visit the Call for Submissions for New Online APSA Resource page at www.apsanet.org/divresources/polpowergroups.

Send any questions to diversityprograms@apsanet.org. Contributions are accepted on a rolling basis until October 30.