Meet The New Council Members: Roxanne Euben

Roxanne EubenRoxanne L. Euben is the Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University in Politics and Near Eastern Studies and a B.A. in Political Philosophy from Wesleyan University. Her publications include Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to Bin Laden (Princeton), with Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Journeys to the Other Shore: Muslim and Western Travelers in Search of Knowledge (Princeton), and Enemy in the Mirror: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Limits of Modern Rationalism (Princeton). Her work has also been published in Perspectives on Politics, Political Theory, The Review of Politics, The Journal of Politics  International Studies Review, Common Knowledge, Current History, Theory and Event, and Political Psychology.

She is now serving as a member of the APSA Committee on Professional Ethics, Rights and Freedoms and served as Secretary to the APSA Council in 2009-10. Her past service to the APSA has also included chairing the Leo Strauss Award Committee, serving on the Foundations of Political Theory First Book Award Committee and the Foundations of Political Theory Council. She is currently on the editorial boards of the APSR, Polity, The Journal of Intercultural Studies, Encounters: An International Journal for the Study of Culture and Society, and on the executive editorial board of Political Theory. She has previously served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Politics (2004-2007) and The International Studies Review (1999-2003).

Professor Euben’s research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Mellon Foundation, and was recognized with the Frank L. Wilson Best APSA Paper Award. She has also won two teaching awards, the Pinanski Teaching Prize at Wellesley College and the Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of South Carolina. Her current research is on humiliation and gender.

Statement of views: I would be honored to serve on the APSA Council. If elected, I would bring to the Council a longstanding commitment to

  • interdisciplinarity in the study of politics;
  • methodological pluralism in political inquiry;
  • the internationalization of political science, substantively and professionally;
  • analyzing and addressing structural as well as non-structural barriers to diversification of the profession;
  • attending to the particular challenges faced by part-time and non-tenure track faculty;
  • programs designed to support first-rate research by faculty at teaching-intensive and/or underfunded public institutions.

The APSA Nominating Committee met on February 13, 2015, and nominated the slate of officers and council members to serve beginning in fall 2015. The call for nominations was circulated widely among the membership with outreach to APSA committees and organized sections. The nominating committee made its decisions after careful deliberation and due consideration for the diversity of the field and the varied interests of political scientists. There were no additional nominees from the members, and council members and officers were approved in October 2015 by the APSA Council, under its power to fill interim vacancies (APSA Constitution, Article V). APSA welcomes the new council members and other officers to APSA leadership.