The Department of Political Science will have faculty and graduate students receiving a total of seventeen American Political Science Awards (APSA) awards at the 2016 Conference in Philadelphia.

Awards include:

  • Logan Casey’s 2015 APSA paper, "Can Disgust Derail LGBT Advocacy?" won the LGBT Caucus Award for the Best Paper Presented at APSA 2015.
  • Michael Heaney's Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11, was selected as a co-winner of APSA's Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award, which recognizes a book published in the last two calendar years that made an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.

  • Hyeran Jo’s book, Compliant Rebels: Rebel Groups and International Law in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2015) received the ISA Chadwick Alger Award for Best Book in the area of International Organizations.

  • Yanna Krupnikov won the Emerging Scholar Award from the Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior APSA section.
  • Yanna Krupnikov and Adam Levine won the 2016 Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award from the APSA Political Communication Section (for the best paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting).
  • Adam Levine’s American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction (Princeton University Press) won the 2016 Best Book Award from the APSA Experimental Research Section.
  • Rob Mickey's Paths Out of Dixie (Princeton University Press) just won the J. David Greenstone Prize for Best book Published in the Past 2 Years in Politics and History.
  • Dean Andrew Martin just won the APSA Law & Courts Lasting Contribution Award for his article with Kevin Quinn, “Dynamic Ideal Point Estimation via Markov Chain Monte Carlo for the U.S. Supreme Court, 1953-1999.” 2002. Political Analysis 10:134-153.
  • Devra Moehler won the Sanders-Kaid Award for Best Article from the Political Communication Division and the Journal of Politics Best Article Award.
  • Noah Nathan's article, “What Do I Need to Vote? Bureaucratic Discretion and Discrimination by Local Election Officials," just won the American Political Science Association's 2016 Heinz I. Eulau Award, the annual award for the best article published in the American Political Science Review in the calendar year.
  • Srinivas Parinandi’s dissertation, “Solving Brandeis’s Mystery: The Link between Electoral Vulnerability, Resource Capacity, and Policy Innovation in the American States” just won the Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award from the APSA Section on State Politics and Policy. Chinnu's Spectacular Committee: Jenna Bednar (Co-Chair), Chuck Shipan (Co-Chair), Robert Franzese, and Elisabeth Gerber.
  • Rachel Potter's dissertation, Writing the Rules of the Game: The Strategic Logic of Agency Rulemaking, just won APSA's Schattschneider Award, APSA's George Edwards Award, and APSA's Olson Prize! Her spectacular committee: Chuck Shipan (chair), Jowei Chen, Rick Hall, and Ken Kollman.
  • Molly Reynolds' dissertation, Exceptions to the Rule: Majoritarian Procedures and Majority Party Power in the United States Senate, just won APSA's Carl Albert Dissertation Award! Her spectacular committee: Rick Hall and Charles Shipan, co-chairs; Kenneth Kollman, Elisabeth Gerber.
  • Virginia Sapiro won APSA’s Frank J. Goodnow Award, the award honoring service to the community of teachers, researchers, and public servants who work in the many fields of politics. 
  • Rocio Titiunik will receive the Society for Political Methodology's 2016 Emerging Scholar Award.

In addition, the department will be hosting a reception at the conference on Thursday, September 1 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in meeting room 502.