Professor Scott Abramson, with David B. Carter and Luwei Ying, wins the 2023 Outstanding Article Award in International History and Politics, for “Historical Border Changes, State Building, and Contemporary Trust in Europe,” published in the American Political Science Review. The award is presented by the International History and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
Oliver Sun, PhD candidate, is the winner of a 2023 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. This University-wide teaching prize recognizes graduate students who have excelled in undergraduate instruction.
Professor Emeritus Lynda Powell wins the 2022 Barbara Sinclair Legacy Award. The award, given by the Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association, honors a scholar who has contributed a lifetime of significant scholarship to the study of legislative politics.
Professor Gerald Gamm, with Thad Kousser, wins the 2022 Best Journal Article Award from the State Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association. The award is presented to the best article in U.S. state politics or policy published in the preceding year. The award is for “Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Prosperity: Party Competition and Policy Outcomes in 50 States.”
Professor John Duggan has been elected an Economic Theory Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory.
Professor Sidak Yntiso, with Mario Chacon and Jeffrey Jensen, wins the 2022 Lee J. Alston Prize for the best article in Volume 1 (2021) of the Journal of Historical Political Economy. The award is for their article “Sustaining Democracy with Force: Black Representation during Reconstruction.”
Professor Emeritus Lynda Powell wins the 2022 Patrick J. Fett Award. The award, given by the Midwest Political Association, recognizes the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the presidency presented at the previous year’s annual meeting. It is for Professor Powell’s paper titled “Measuring Representation: Estimating Common Space Measures of Constituency, Voter and Legislator Ideology for Congress and State Legislative Districts."
Professor Emeritus Lynda Powell wins the 2021 Career Achievement Award of the State Politics and Policy Section of the American Political Science Association. The award is given annually to a political scientist who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the study of politics and public policies in the American states.
Varun Karekurve-Ramachandra, a PhD candidate, and Professor Alexander Lee receive the award for Best Paper In Urban or Regional Politics presented at the 2021 meeting of the American Political Science Association. The paper is titled “Can Gender Quotas Improve Public Service Provision? Evidence from Indian Local Government.”
Professor Bonnie Meguid is elected as Chair of the Political Economy Section of the American Political Science Association for 2020-22.
Professor Scott Tyson receives the 2019 award in International Relations at the Midwest Political Science Association for the paper "Autocratic Stability in the Shadow of Foreign Threats," shared with Livio Di Lonardo and Jessica S. Sun.
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."
Professor David Primo receives the 2018 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."