Recent Faculty Awards
Professor Scott Abramson is recipient of the 2018 Robert O. Keohane Award. The award is given annually to the best article in International Organization by a junior scholar published in the preceding calendar year. It is for Professor Abramson's article titled "The Economic Origins of the Territorial State."
At the 2018 Commencement ceremony, Professor David Primo received the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He previously received the Goergen Award and the Students' Association Undergraduate Professor of the Year Award.
Professor Mary Kroeger receives the State Politics & Policy Quarterly 2018 Best Paper Award. The award honors the author of the best paper on state politics presented at any professional meeting or conference in 2017. Professor Kroeger wins the prize for her paper "Bill Changes in State Legislatures."
Professor Lawrence Rothenberg and Matthew Sweeten, PhD candidate, win the 2017 Founder’s Best Paper Award for the best paper on executive politics. The award is presented by the Presidents and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. It is for the paper “Analyzing Agency Choice with Text Analysis: The Case of the NLRB."
David Gelman, PhD ’17, and Doug Johnson, a PhD candidate, win the 2017 Best Graduate Student Paper Award given by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. The award is for their paper “The Beliefs and Behavior of Appellate Court Judges."
Michael Gibilisco, PhD '17, wins the 2017 University of Rochester award for the best dissertation in the social sciences. His dissertation is titled "Three Essays on Political Economy."
William Spaniel, PhD '15, wins the 2016 University of Rochester award for the best dissertation in the social sciences. His dissertation is titled "Bargaining over the Bomb: The Successes and Failures of Nuclear Negotiations."
Peter Haschke, PhD '14, is receiving the 2015 Best Dissertation Prize from the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association, to be awarded at the APSA annual meeting in San Francisco.
Miguel R. Rueda, PhD '14, receives the University of Rochester's 2015 award for the outstanding dissertation in the social sciences.
Professor Randall Stone receives the 2015 William H. Riker University Award for Graduate Teaching. This is Rochester's highest award for mentoring, teaching, and advising graduate students.
Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir, a PhD candidate in Political Science, has just been awarded a Leifur Eiriksson Foundation Scholarship. The prize recognizes outstanding Icelandic citizens--in any field--pursuing graduate study in the United States.
Professor Lynda Powell is receiving the 2014 Virginia Gray Best Book Award for her book The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures. The Gray Award, presented by the State Politics & Policy Section of the American Political Science Association, recognizes the year's best book on state politics.
Professor Gerald Gamm, with his coauthor Thad Kousser, is receiving the 2014 Best Paper Award presented by the State Politics & Policy Section of the American Political Science Association. The award is for their paper "Contingent Partisanship: When Party Labels Matter--and When They Don't--in the Distribution of Pork in American State Legislatures."
Professor G. Bingham Powell, Jr., wins the 2014 Leon Weaver Award for his paper "Party System Polarization and the Ideological Congruence Mechanism.” The award, sponsored by the APSA section on Representation and Electoral Systems, honors the best paper in the subfield presented at the previous year’s meeting of the American Political Science Association.
Professor Hein Goemans (with Kristian Skrede Gleditsch and Giacomo Chiozza) wins the 2014 Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award, sponsored by the APSA section on Comparative Politics, for the dataset Archigos. This dataset contains comprehensive information on leaders of 188 countries from 1875 to 2004.
PhD candidate William Spaniel is recipient of the 2014 Edward Curtis Peck Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, the University of Rochester's top prize for outstanding undergraduate teaching by a graduate student.