Professor Tali Mendelberg, graduate alumnus Christopher Karpowitz, and graduate student J. Baxter Oliphant have received the 2014 Paul Lazarsfeld Award for the best paper in political communication from the Political Communication section of APSA. Congratulations!
Professor Martin Gilens' first book, Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Anti-Poverty Policy has received the 2014 Philip E. Converse Award from the Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior Section of APSA (for an outstanding book in the field published at least five years before).
Professor Philip Pettit, Princeton's Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, is being awarded a Ph.D. honoris causa from from the Department of Philosophy and History of Science of the University of Athens. A link to the University of Athens site: http://bit.ly/1CmzgNk.
Professor Pettit was also just awarded the David and Elaine Spitz Prize for 'On the People's Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy", CUP 2012, for t
Professor Timothy Shaw, 1996 Politics Department graduate alumnus, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in recognition of his major contribution to African and Development Studies.
Professor Shaw is currently research professor and graduate program director of the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at the McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston.
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Congratulations go to LaFleur Stephens, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics, has been awarded the 2014 Best Dissertation Award from the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics section of APSA. The committee cited theoretical and methodological advances in her dissertation especially had influence over their choice. She will be presented with the award at the REP meeting at the APSA conference in Washington, DC.
Ph.D. candidate in Princeton's Joint Degree Program in Politics and Social Policy Matt Incantalupo, with his coauthors Ben Bishin, Thomas Hayes, and Tony Smith have been awarded APSA's Bailey Award for best paper in LGBT politics. Of their paper, "Testing Backlash: The Influence of Political Institutions on Public Attitudes toward Gay Rights," the committee says:
"....a well-executed study of a very timely topic. In light of recent advancements in the area of milita
Alexander Ovodenko, Politics department Ph.D., has been awarded the American Political Science Associations' Virginia Walsh Award for the best dissertation in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy. From Alex's own website,
"My research analyzes environmental policy and international institutions. My book project explains the form of international environmental regulation. I explore patterns of regulation on global environmental issues (e.g., climate change, ozone layer