The Politics and Policy Caucus is designed to support the rich, cross-disciplinary scholarship between American studies and political science, political history, identity politics, and public policy. Moreover, through this caucus, we hope to encourage American studies scholars to examine the political and/or contemporary relevance of their work, as well as to encourage work in political science (even quantitative methods) and public policy with the historical perspective and theoretical rigor of American studies.
The Politics and Policy Caucus seeks to sponsor panels at each ASA annual meeting. Potential topics may include: citizenship; youth and American politics; religion and politics; political economies and the politics of the economy (healthcare, stimulus, depression, socialism); presidential or mid-term elections; women in politics; conspiracy theories; and activism. The Politics and Policy Caucus is also interested in co-sponsoring panels with other organizations. To propose or discuss ideas for panel please contact the co-chairs via email.