University at Albany

Rockefeller College Scholar Elected to APSA Council 

Julie Novkov, professor of political science and women’s studies at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the American Political Science Association (APSA) Council.

With more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries, APSA is the leading professional organization for the study of political science. "I am honored and humbled to have been elected to APSA's Council,” said Novkov. “ I look forward to working with other Council members to address the challenges we face while supporting a more open, diverse, and politically engaged and relevant discipline." 

Professor Novkov’s work addresses law, political development, and subordinated identities in the United States. Her publications include the books Racial Union (Michigan 2008), co-winner of the APSA Ralphe Bunche Award in 2009; and Constituting Workers, Protecting Women (Michigan, 2001); two co-edited volumes; and numerous articles, book chapters, and book reviews. 

David L. Rousseau, Chair of the Rockefeller College Political Science Department applauds the choice of Novkov to the APSA Council, “The election reflects Julie Novkov’s national reputation as a leading scholar in the fields

of public law and women and politics as well as her dedication to the discipline of political science.  Professor Novkov’s exemplary commitment to service within the department, across the University at Albany, and within the discipline of political science is an inspiration to both her colleagues and our graduate students.  Her dedication and sound judgment will serve the Council well as it tackles critical issues ranging from promoting scholarly research and improving professional development to expanding opportunities and increasing diversity.”  

Julie Novkov holds an AB from Harvard-Radcliffe, a JD from NYU, and a PhD in political science from the University of Michigan. Her term on the APSA Council runs from 2009 through 2011.