Past MPSA Awards Committees

2017 Award Committees

 

Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar
A $250 award for the best paper, regardless of field or topic, by a scholar or scholars who has or have received the terminal degree(s) within six years of the year in which the paper was presented.
Award Committee: Suzanna Linn, Penn State University (Chair); Danny Hayes, George Washington University; David Stasavage, New York University 

Best Paper in International Relations
A $250 award for the best paper on the topic of international relations.
Award Committee: Vesna Danilovic, University at Buffalo (Chair); David Cunningham, University of Maryland; Karl Kalenthaler, University of Akron

Best Paper Presented by a Graduate Student
A $250 award for best paper by delivered by a graduate student.
Award Committee: Rene Rocha, The University of Iowa (Chair); Leslie Schwindt-Baer, Rice University; Martin Johnson, Louisiana State University

Best Paper Presented in a Poster Format
A $250 award for the best paper presented in a poster format.
Award Committee: Marisa Abrajano, University of California, San Diego (Chair); Jason Barabas, Stony Brook University; Jie Lu, American University 

Best Undergraduate Paper Presented in a Poster Format
A $250 award for the best paper presented in a poster format by an undergraduate.
Award Committee: Christine Lipsmeyer, Texas A&M University (Chair); Chris Mann, Skidmore College; Eric Gonzalez Juenke, Michigan State University 

Kellogg/Notre Dame Award
A $250 award for the best paper in comparative politics.
Award Committee: Sarah Brooks, The Ohio State University (Chair); Alex Tan, University of Canterbury; Zeynep Somer-Topcu, The University of Texas at Austin

Kenneth J. Meier Award
A $250 award for the best paper in bureaucratic politics, public administration, or public policy.
Award Committee: Vicky Wilkins, American University (Chair); Christopher Berry, University of Chicago; Valerie Martinez-Ebers, University of North Texas

Lucius Barker Award 
A $250 award for the best paper on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics and honoring the spirit and work of Professor Barker.
Award Committee: Micheal Giles, Emory University (Chair); Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, University California, Los Angeles; Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Purdue University 

Review of Politics Award
A $250 award for the best paper in normative political theory.
Award Committee: Mark Warren, University of British Columbia (Chair); Clarissa Rile Hayward, Washington University, St. Louis; Eileen Hunt Botting, University of Notre Dame 

Robert H. Durr Award
A $250 award for the best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem.
Award Committee: Michael Alvarez, CalTech (Chair); Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame; David Siegel, Duke University

Sophonisba Breckinridge Award
A $250 award for the best paper on the topic of women and politics.
Award Committee: Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University (Chair); Evelyn Simien, University of Connecticut; Sarah F. Anzia, UC Berkeley

Pi Sigma Alpha Award 
A $250 award for the best paper presented at the MPSA Annual National Conference. Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
Award Committee: Peter Enns, Cornell University (Chair); Irfan Nooruddin, Georgetown University; Lonna Atkeson, University of New Mexico 

AJPS Best Article Award
A $1,000 award for the best article appearing in the volume of the American Journal of Political Science published in the year preceding the conference.
Award Committee: Adam Berinsky, MIT (Chair); Margit Tavits, Washington University, St. Louis; Vera Troeger, University of Warwick

 

2016 Award Committees

Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar
A $250 award for the best paper, regardless of field or topic, by a scholar or scholars who has or have received the terminal degree(s) within six years of the year in which the paper was presented.
Award Committee: Michael Berkman, The Pennsylvania State University (Chair); Eric McDaniel, University of Texas at Austin; Gabriel Sanchez, University of New Mexico

Best Paper in Comparative Policy Award 
A $500 award sponsored by the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice (JCPA) and International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum for the best paper in comparative policy. The winner(s) may submit their paper to JCPA for an expedited triple blind-fold review process.
Award Committee: Charles Blake, James Madison University (Chair); Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Aarhus University; Klaus Schubert,University of Muenster 

Best Paper in International Relations
A $250 award for the best paper on the topic of international relations.
Award Committee: Tim Buthe, Duke University (Chair); Navin Bapat, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; S. Laurel Weldon,Purdue University

Best Paper Presented in a Poster Format
A $250 award for the best paper presented in a poster format.
Award Committee: Kyle Saunders, Colorado State University (Chair); Natalie Masuoka, Tufts University; Efrén Pérez, Vanderbilt University

Best Undergraduate Poster Award
A $250 award for the best paper presented in a poster format by an undergraduate.
Award Committee: Jessica Carew, Elon University (Chair); Anne Boxberger Flaherty, Merrimack College; Joely  Proudfit, California State University San Marcos

Kellogg/Notre Dame Award (co-winners)
A $250 award for the best paper in comparative politics.
Award Committee: John Ishiyama, University of North Texas (Chair); Sarah Brooks, Ohio State University; Carol Mershon, University of Virginia

Kenneth J. Meier Award
A $250 award for the best paper in bureaucratic politics, public administration, or public policy.
Award Committee: Patricia F. Freeland, University of Tennessee (Chair); Mary Guy, University of Colorado, Denver; Erin Melton,University of Connecticut, Hartford

Lucius Barker Award
A $250 award for the best paper on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics and honoring the spirit and work of Professor Barker.
Award Committee: Andra Gillespie, Emory  University (Chair); Andrew Aoki, Augsburg College; Karen Kaufmann, University of California, Los Angeles

Patrick J. Fett Award
A $250 award for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the presidency.
Award Committee: Lawrence Dodd, University of Florida (Chair); Jennifer Lawless, American University; Kenny Whitby, University of South Carolina

Pi Sigma Alpha Award
A $250 award for the best paper presented at the MPSA Annual National Conference. Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
Award Committee: L. Sandy Maisel, Colby College (Chair); Tasha Philpot, University of Texas at Austin; Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania

Review of Politics Award
A $250 award for the best paper in normative political theory.
Award Committee: Lawrie Balfour, University of Virginia (Chair); Alexander Kirshner, Duke University; Melvin Rogers, University of California, Los Angeles

Robert H. Durr Award
A $250 award for the best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem.
Award Committee: D. Sunshine Hillygus, Duke University (Chair); Monique Lyle, University of South Carolina; John Transue, University of Illinois Springfield

Sophonisba Breckinridge Award
A $250 award for the best paper on the topic of women and politics.
Award Committee: 
Sherri Wallace, University of Louisville (Chair); Niambi Carter, Howard  University; Dara Z. Strolovitch, Princeton University

Westview Press Award
A $250 award sponsored by Westview Press for best paper by delivered by a graduate student.
Award Committee: 
James Garand, Louisiana State University (Chair); Todd Bradley, Indiana University, Kokomo; Marcela Garcia-Castañon, San Francisco State

AJPS Award - Best Paper
A $1,000 award for the best article appearing in the volume of the American Journal of Political Science published in the year preceding the conference.
Award Committee: 
Tracy Osborn, University of Iowa (Chair); James Druckman, Northwestern University; Jana Morgan, University of Tennessee 

 

2015 Award and Scholarship Committees

AJPS Best Article Award - A $1,000 award for the best article appearing in the volume of the American Journal of Political Science preceding the conference.

Award Committee: David Darmofal, University of South Carolina (chair); Matthew Golder, Penn State; Tracy Osborn, University of Iowa
 

Best Paper in Comparative Policy Award - A $500 award sponsored by the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice (JCPA) and International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum for the best paper in comparative policy. The winner(s) may submit their paper to JCPA for an expedited triple blind-fold review process.
Award Committee:  Charles Blake, James Madison University (Chair), Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Aarhus University, Denmark, Klaus Schubert, University of Muenster           


Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar Award -
 A $250 award given for the best paper, regardless of field of topic, authored by a scholar or scholars who have received their terminal degree(s) no sooner than six years prior to the year in which the paper was delivered. 
Award Committee: Leonie Huddy, SUNY Stony Brook (chair); Michael Berkman, Penn State; Raymond Duch, University of Oxford

 

Best Paper in International Relations - A $250 award for the best paper on the topic of international relations.
Award Committee: Zaryab Iqbal, Penn State (chair); Philip Arena, SUNY Buffalo; Jonathan Renshon, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Best Paper Presented in a Poster Format Award - A $250 award for the best poster presentation. 
Award Committee: Heather Evans, Sam Houston State University (chair); Gwen Arnold, University of California, Davis; Nick Clark, Susquehenna University

Best Undergraduate Poster Award - A $250 award for the best poster presented by an undergraduate. 
Award Committee: Jennifer Hayes Clark, University of Houston (chair); Victor Asal, SUNY Albany; John Hulsey, James Madison University

Kellogg/Notre Dame Award - A $250 award for the best paper in comparative politics.
Award Committee: Robert Rohrschneider, University of Kansas (chair); Chris Blattman, Columbia University; Georgia Kernell, Northwestern University

Lucius Barker Award - A $250 award for the author or authors of the best paper presented at the annual meeting on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics honoring the spirit and work of Professor Barker.
Award Committee: Ismail White, (chair) Ohio State University; Marisa Abrajano, University of California, San Diego; D. Stephen Voss,University of Kentucky

Patrick J. Fett Award - A $250 award for best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the presidency.
Award Committee: George Edwards, Texas A&M (chair); David Canon, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Michael Ensley, Kent State University

Review of Politics Award - A $250 award for the best paper in normative political theory.
Award Committee: Joan Tronto, University of Minnesota (chair); Patrick Deneen, Notre Dame University; Peter Lindsay, Georgia State University

Robert H. Durr Award - A $250 award for best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem.
Award Committee: Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University (chair); Andrew Gelman, Columbia University; Gabriel Lenz,University of California, Berkeley

Sophonisba Breckinridge Award - A $250 award for the best paper delivered on women and politics.
Award Committee: Kim Fridkin, Arizona State University (chair); Alice Kang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Christina Wolbrecht, Universityof Notre Dame 

Westview Press Award - A $250 award sponsored by Westview Press for best paper by delivered by a graduate student. 
Award Committee: Shaun Bowler, University of California, Riverside (chair); Adam Seth-Levine, Cornell University; Wendy Pearlman,Northwestern University

2014 Award and Scholarship Committees

The following committees selected recipients of awards for outstanding papers delivered at the 2013 MPSA conference. Winners were announced at the 2014 conference. 

AJPS Best Article Award. A $1,000 award for the best article appearing in the volume of the American Journal of Political Science preceding the conference.
Award Committee: Harvey D. Palmer, SUNY Buffalo (Chair); John Patty, Washington University in St. Louis; Orit Kedar, Hebrew University

Best Paper in Comparative Policy Award. A $500 award sponsored by the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice (JCPA) and International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum for the best paper in comparative policy. The winner(s) may submit their paper to JCPA for an expedited triple blind-fold review process.
Award Committee:

Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar Award. A $250 award given for the best paper, regardless of field of topic, authored by a scholar or scholars who have received their terminal degree(s) no sooner than six years prior to the year in which the paper was delivered. 
Award Committee: Lynn Vavreck, University of California, Los Angeles (Chair); Jay Goodliffe, Brigham Young University; Cindy Kam,Vanderbilt University

Best Paper in International Relations. A $250 award for the best paper on the topic of international relations.
Award Committee: Allan Stam, University of Michigan (Chair); Lisa Martin, University of Wisconsin; Johannes Urpelainen, Columbia University

Best Poster Award. A $250 award for the best poster presentation.
Award Committee: Jennifer Jerit, Florida State University (Chair); Kevin Arceneaux, Temple University; Elizabeth Suhay, Laffayete College

Best Undergraduate Poster Award. A $250 award for the best poster presented by an undergraduate.
Award Committee: Clyde Wilcox, Georgetown University (Chair); Byron D'Andra Orey, Jackson State University; Cheryl Boudreau,University of California, Davis

Herbert Simon Award. A $500 award for a scholar who has made a significant contribution to the scientific study of bureaucracy.  
Award Committee: Gary Miller, Washington University, St. Louis (Chair): Jonathan Bendor, Stanford University, Alan Wiseman, Vanderbilt University

Kellogg/Notre Dame Award. A $250 award for the best paper in comparative politics.
Award Committee: Kaare Strom, University of California, San Diego (Chair): Bonnie Meguid, University of Rochester; Eric Magar,Instituto Tecnologico Autonono de Mexico

Lucius Barker Award. A $250 award for the author or authors of the best paper presented at the annual meeting on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics honoring the spirit and work of Professor Barker.
Award Committee: Ted Carmines, Indiana University (Chair); David Wilson, University of Delaware; Candis Watts-Smith, Williams College

Patrick J. Fett Award. A $250 award for best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the presidency.
Award Committee: Charles Stewart, MIT (Chair); Gisela Sin, University of Illinois; Craig Volden, University of Virginia

Pi Sigma Alpha Award. A $250 award for the best paper presented at the MPSA Annual National Conference. Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
Award Committee: Amaney Jamal, Princeton University (Chair); Dara Strolovitch, University of  Minnesota; Will Howell, University of Chicago

Review of Politics Award. A $250 award for the best paper in normative political theory.
Award Committee: Lisa Disch, University of Michigan (Chair); Peter Steinberger, Reed College; Ted Miller, University of Alabama

Robert H. Durr Award. A $250 award for best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem.
Award Committee: Simon Jackman, Stanford University (Chair); Sean Gailmard, University of California, Berkeley; Suzanna Linn, Penn State University

Sophonisba Breckinridge Award. A $250 award for the best paper delivered on women and politics.
Award Committee: Kira Sanbonmatsu, Rutgers University (Chair); Kathy Dolan, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Jennifer Wolak,University of Colorado

Westview Press Award. A $250 award sponsored by Westview Press for best paper by delivered by a graduate student. 
Award Committee: Karthick Ramakrishnan, University of California, Riverside (Chair); Kirk Randazzo, University of South Carolina; Joanne Miller, University of Minnesota

Harrell Rodgers Scholarship Committee This scholarship, sponsored by the Policy Studies Association, provides $500 for doctoral students to attend the MPSA Annual Conference. Award Committee: Dorothy Daley, University of Kansas (Chair); Richard Worthington, Pomona College; Melissa Marschall, Rice University

2013 Award Committees

The following committees selected recipients of awards for outstanding papers delivered at the 2012 MPSA conference. Winners were announced at the 2013 conference. 

AJPS Best Article Award. A $1,000 award sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing for the best article appearing in the volume of theAmerican Journal of Political Science preceding the conference.
Award Committee: Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame (Chair): Kelly Kadera, University of Iowa; Irfan Nooruddin, The Ohio State University

Best Paper in Comparative Policy Award. A $500 award sponsored by the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice (JCPA) and International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum for the best paper in comparative policy. The winner(s) may submit their paper to JCPA for an expedited triple blind-fold review process.
Award Committee: Charles H. Blake, James Madison University (Chair); Christoffer Green-Pedersen, University of Aarhus, Denmark; Meghna Sabharwal, University of Texas at Dallas

Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar Award. A $250 award given for the best paper, regardless of field of topic, authored by a scholar or scholars who have received their terminal degree(s) no sooner than six years prior to the year in which the paper was delivered. 
Award Committee: Stephen Nicholson, University of California, Merced (Chair); Brady Baybeck, Wayne State University; Jennifer Wolak, University of Colorado

Best Paper in International Relations. A $250 award for the best paper on the topic of international relations.
Award Committee: Caroline Hartzell, Gettysburg College (Chair); David Clark, SUNY, Binghamton; Daniel Reiter, Emory University

Best Poster Award. A $250 award for the best poster presentation.
Award Committee: Brigid Harrison, Montclair State University (Chair); Isaac Unah, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Best Undergraduate Poster Award. A $250 award for the best poster presented by an undergraduate.
Award Committee: Tyson King-Meadows, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Chair); Sherri Wallace, University of Louisville

Kellogg/Notre Dame Award. A $250 award for the best paper in comparative politics.
Award Committee: Sona Golder, Pennsylvania State University (Chair); Jennifer Seely, Earlham College; Alex Pacek, Texas A&M University

Lucius Barker Award. A $250 award for the author or authors of the best paper presented at the annual meeting on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics honoring the spirit and work of Professor Barker.
Award Committee: David Leal, University of Texas, Austin (Chair); Gabriel Sanchez, University of New Mexico; Jamila Michener,University of Michigan

Patrick J. Fett Award. A $250 award for best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the presidency.
Award Committee: E. Scott Adler, University of Colorado (Chair); Frances E. Lee, University of Maryland; Andrew Rudalevige,Dickinson College

Pi Sigma Alpha Award. A $250 award for the best paper presented at the MPSA Annual National Conference. Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
Award Committee: Jane Junn, University of Southern California (Chair); Cara Wong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Jason Wittenberg, University of California, Berkeley

Review of Politics Award. A $250 award for the best paper in normative political theory.
Award Committee: Michael Neblo, The Ohio State University (Chair); Marek Steedman, University of Southern Mississippi; Michaele Ferguson, University of Colorado

Robert H. Durr Award. A $250 award for best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem.
Award Committee: James Granato, University of Houston (Chair); Corrine McConnaughy, The Ohio State University; Jake Bowers,University of Illinois

Sophonisba Breckinridge Award. A $250 award for the best paper delivered on women and politics.
Award Committee: Lisa Baldez, Dartmouth College (Chair); Heather Ondercin, University of Mississippi; Nicholas Winter, University of Virginia

Westview Press Award. A $250 award sponsored by Westview Press for best paper by delivered by a graduate student. 
Award Committee: Patrick Egan, New York University (Chair); Zoe Oxley, Union College; Duane Swank, Marquette University

2012 Award Committees

The following committees selected recipients of awards for outstanding papers delivered at the 2011 MPSA conference. Winners were announced at the 2012 conference. 

AJPS Best Article Award. A $1,000 award sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing for the best article appearing in the volume of theAmerican Journal of Political Science preceding the conference.
Award Committee: James Fowler, University of California, San Diego (Chair); Brandon Bartels, George Washington University; Kyle Joyce, University of California, Davis

Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar Award. A $250 award given for the best paper, regardless of field of topic, authored by a scholar or scholars who have received their terminal degree(s) no sooner than six years prior to the year in which the paper was delivered. 
Award Committee: Chris Wlezien, Temple University (Chair); Jacqueline DeMeritt, University of North Texas; Vera Troeger, University of Essex

Best Paper in International Relations. A $250 award for the best paper on the topic of international relations.
Award Committee: David Bearce, University of Colorado (Chair); Sara Croco, University of Maryland; Megan Shannon, University of Mississippi

Best Poster Award. A $250 award for the best poster presentation.
Award Committee: Sona Golder, Pennsylvania State University (Chair); Kentaro Fukumoto, Gakushuin University; Paul Herrnson,University of Maryland; Kris Miler, University of Illinois

Best Undergraduate Poster Award. A $250 award for the best poster presented by an undergraduate.
Award Committee: Steve Frantzich, U.S. Naval Academy (Chair); George Marcus, Williams College; Grant Neeley, University of Dayton

Kellogg/Notre Dame Award. A $250 award for the best paper in comparative politics.
Award Committee: Mikki Kittilson, Arizona State University (Chair); Michelle Dion, McMaster University; Ray Duch, University of Oxford

Lucius Barker Award. A $250 award for the author or authors of the best paper presented at the annual meeting on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics honoring the spirit and work of Professor Barker.
Award Committee: Matt Barreto, University of Washington (Chair); Rodolfo Espino, Arizona State University; Ismail White, The Ohio State University

Patrick J. Fett Award. A $250 award for best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the presidency.
Award Committee: Shawn Trier, University of Minnesota (Chair); Scott Meinke, Bucknell University; Jennifer Nicoll Victor, University of Pittsburgh

Pi Sigma Alpha Award. A $250 award for the best paper presented at the MPSA Annual National Conference. Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
Award Committee: John Scholz, Florida State University (Chair); Jason Mycoff, University of Delaware; Corwin Smidt, Michigan State University

Review of Politics Award. A $250 award for the best paper in normative political theory.
Award Committee: Eric MacGilvray, The Ohio State University (Chair); Aurelian Craiutu, Indiana University; Lisa Ellis, Texas A&M University

Robert H. Durr Award. A $250 award for best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem.
Award Committee: Fred Boehmke, University of Iowa (Chair); Dino Christenson, Boston University; Jas Sekhon, University of California, Berkeley

Sophonisba Breckinridge Award. A $250 award for the best paper delivered on women and politics.
Award Committee: Lee Ann Banaszak, Pennsylvania State University (Chair); Amber Boydstun, University of California, Davis; Kira Sanbonmatsu, Rutgers University

Westview Press Award. A $250 award sponsored by Westview Press for best paper by delivered by a graduate student. 
Award Committee: Paul Collins, University of North Texas (Chair); Amanda Licht, University of South Carolina; Anand Sokhey,University of Colorado

2011 Award Committees

The following committees selected recipients of awards for outstanding papers delivered at the 2010 MPSA conference. Winners were announced at the 2011 conference. 

AJPS Best Article Award. A $1,000 award, sponsored by Wiley Blackwell Publishing, for the best article appearing in the volume of the American Journal of Political Science preceding the conference.
Award Committee: Raymond Duch, Nuffield College, University of Oxford (Chair); Evelyne Huber, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Andy Whitford, University of Georgia

Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar Award. A $250 award for the best paper, regardless of field or topic, authored by a scholar or scholars who have received their terminal degree(s) no sooner than six years prior to the year of the meeting at which the paper was delivered.
Award Committee: Hal G. Rainey, University of Georgia (Chair); Peter C. John, University of Manchester; Michael MacKuen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Best Paper in International Relations. A $250 award for the best paper in international relations.
Award Committee: Richard Herrmann, The Ohio State University (Chair); Terrence Chapman, University of Texas, Austin; Terry D. Clark, Creighton University

Best Poster Award. A $250 award for the best poster presentation.
Award Committee: Heather A. Larsen-Price, University of Memphis (Chair); Frank R. Baumgartner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Jeffrey S. Peake, Bowling Green State University

Best Undergraduate Poster Award. A $250 award for the best poster presented by an undergraduate.
Award Committee: Fred Slocum, Minnesota State University, Mankato (Chair); Ashley E. Jochim, University of Washington; Christopher Larimer, University of Northern Iowa

Kellogg/Notre Dame Award. A $250 award for the best paper in comparative politics.
Award Committee: Melanie Manion, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Chair); Leslie Anderson, University of Florida; Cynthia Horne,Western Washington University

Lucius Barker Award. A $250 award for the author or authors of the best paper on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics and honoring the spirit and work of Professor Barker.
Award Committee: Mark Q. Sawyer, University of California, Los Angeles (Chair); David L. Leal, University of Texas at Austin; Naomi Murakawa, University of Washington

Patrick J. Fett Award. A $250 award for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency.
Award Committee: John Wilkerson, University of Washington (Chair); Richard Fleisher, Fordam University; Tim J. Groseclose,University of California, Los Angeles

Pi Sigma Alpha Award. A $250 award for the best paper delivered at the conference.
Award Committee: Christopher Wlezien, Temple University (Chair); Matt A. Barreto, University of Washington; William G. Howell,University of Chicago

Review of Politics Award. A $250 award for the best paper in normative political theory.
Award Committee: Lorraine Pangle, University of Texas, Austin (Chair); Robert Grafstein, University of Georgia; Mika LaVaque-Manty,University of Michigan

Robert H. Durr Award. A $250 award for the best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem in political science.
Award Committee: Marco Robert Steenbergen, University of Bern (Chair); Patrick Brandt, University of Texas, Dallas; J. Kevin Corder,Western Michigan University

Sophonisba Breckinridge Award. A $250 award for the best paper delivered on the topic of women and politics.
Award Committee: Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame (Chair); Amy G. Mazur, Washington State University; Kathryn L. Pearson, University of Minnesota

Westview Press Award. A $250 award for the best paper delivered by a graduate student.
Award Committee: Beth Leech, Rutgers University (Chair); Benjamin B. Smith, University of Florida; Ishmail White, The Ohio State University

 

2010 Award Committees

The following committees selected recipients of awards for outstanding papers delivered at the 2009 MPSA conference. Winners were announced at the 2010 conference. 

AJPS Best Article Award. A $1,000 award, sponsored by Wiley Blackwell Publishing, for the best article appearing in the volume of the American Journal of Political Science preceding the conference.
Award Committee: Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University (Chair); Michael Lewis-Beck, University of Iowa; and Ken Meier, Texas A&M University

Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar Award. A $250 award for the best paper, regardless of field or topic, authored by a scholar or scholars who have received their terminal degree(s) no sooner than six years prior to the year of the meeting at which the paper was delivered.
Award Committee: Annette Steinacker, Loyola University of Chicago (Chair); Ken Goldstein, University of Wisconsin; and Brian Lai,University of Iowa

Best Paper in International Relations. A $250 award for the best paper in international relations.
Award Committee: Cameron Thies, University of Iowa (Chair); David Leblang, University of Virginia; and Rose McDermott, University of California, Santa Barbara

Best Poster Award. A $250 award for the best poster presentation.
Award Committee: Amie Kreppel, University of Florida (Chair); Christina Bejarano, University of Kansas; and Robert Jackson, Florida State University

Best Undergraduate Poster Award. A $250 award for the best poster presented by an undergraduate.
Award Committee: Sylvai Manzano, Texas A&M University (Chair); Elizabeth Bergman, California State University, East Bay; Fred Slocum, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Herbert Simon Award. A $500 award for a scholar who has made a significant contribution to the scientific study of bureaucracy.
Award Committee: Saundra K. Schneider, Michigan State University (Chair); Andrew Whitford, University of Georgia; and Susan Webb-Yackee, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Kellogg/Notre Dame Award. A $250 award for the best paper in comparative politics.
Award Committee: Erik Wibbels, Duke University (Chair); Karen Jusko, Stanford University; and Laurel Weldon, Purdue University

Lucius Barker Award. A $250 award for the author or authors of the best paper on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics and honoring the spirit and work of Professor Barker.
Award Committee: Michael Jones-Correa, Cornell University (Chair); Jennifer Merolla, Claremont Graduate University; and Tasha Philpot, University of Texas at Austin

Patrick J. Fett Award. A $250 award for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency.
Award Committee: Frances Lee, University of Maryland (Chair); Michael Minta, Washington University in St. Louis; and Eric Schickler,University of California, Berkeley

Pi Sigma Alpha Award. A $250 award for the best paper delivered at the conference.
Award Committee: Jeff Cohen, Fordham University (Chair); Christopher Anderson, Cornell University; and Janet Box-Steffensmeier,The Ohio State University

Review of Politics Award. A $250 award for the best paper in normative political theory.
Award Committee: Eileen Botting, University of Notre Dame (Chair); Cristina Beltran, Haverford College; and Jack Turner, University of Washington

Robert H. Durr Award. A $250 award for the best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem in political science.
Award Committee: Michael Ward, University of Washington (Chair); Regina Branton, Rice University; and James Spriggs, Washington University in St. Louis

Sophonisba Breckinridge Award. A $250 award for the best paper delivered on the topic of women and politics.
Award Committee: Lisa Baldez, Dartmouth College (Chair); Kathy Dolan, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and Barbara Norrander,University of Arizona

Westview Press Award. A $250 award for the best paper delivered by a graduate student.
Award Committee: Forrest Maltzman, George Washington University (Chair); Ricardo Ramirez, University of Southern California; and Cara Wong, University of Illinois