Rival Claims (2017)
Professor Bethany Lacina's book, Rival Claims: Ethnic Violence and Territorial Autonomy under Indian Federalism, examines civil conflict in India, claims for regional autonomy, and the response of the central government.
Institutions on the Edge (2017)
Professor Gretchen Helmke's new book, Institutions on the Edge: The Origins and Consequences of Inter-Branch Crises in Latin America, examines the sources of institutional instability in the developing world.
- 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.
- PhD candidate William Spaniel is at Stanford in 2015-16, as a post-doc in the Center for International Security and Cooperation.
- 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.