#WPSA17 Award Winners

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Thank you to our conference community and the city of Vancouver, BC for a successful #WPSA17! Below is a list of those scholars who won an award at the 2017 conference for their exceptional 2016 conference papers. If you would like to submit a paper from WPSA17 to be awarded at next year’s conference in San Francisco, please see the information toward the bottom of this post.

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS POLITICS AWARD 

To: Rhoanne Esteban, University of California, Santa Barbara

Paper title: “Understanding How Political Context and Racial Coalitions Matter for Asian Pacific American Representation in California”

BETTY NESVOLD WOMEN AND POLITICS AWARD

To: Sara Angevine, Whittier College

Paper title: “Aborting Global Women’s Rights: How the U.S. Represents Women Worldwide”

BLACKS AND POLITICS AWARD

To: Elizabeth Maltby, University of Iowa

Paper title: “Criminal Justice and the Polarization of Public Opinion”

CHARLES REDD AWARD FOR BEST PAPER ON THE POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN WEST

To: Albert Ponce, Diablo Valley College

Paper title: “Racialized Disposability, Migration, Labor and Violence”

ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICAL THEORY AWARD 

To: Farah Godrej, University of California, Riverside

Paper title: “Gandhi, Yogic Self-Control, and Food Justice”

LATINA/LATINO POLITICS

To: Andrea Silva, University of North Texas

Paper title: “Generation Justice: How Judges Immigration Experience Affects Rulings on State Immigration Laws”

PI SIGMA ALPHA AWARD

To: Angela X. Ocampo, University of California, Los Angeles

Paper title: “A Sense of Belonging: Habitual Voting among Latinos”

In addition to paper awards, the WPSA also recognizes those who serve the discipline, exceptional dissertations, and the best article from Political Research Quarterly published the year prior to our conference. Here are those award winners:

BETTY MOULDS LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD

To: Ronald Schmidt, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Long Beach; Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Davidson College, North Carolina; WPSA President, 2005-2006

DISSERTATION AWARD

To: Sanne Rijkhoff, Portland State University

For her dissertation completed at Washington State University: “False Alarm! The Measurement and Assessment of Political Cynicism and the Consequences for Political Participation”

 POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY BEST ARTICLE AWARD

To: Inés Valdez, Ohio State University

For her December 2016 PRQ article: “Punishment, Race and the Organization of U.S. Immigration Exclusion

Did you read a paper in Vancouver you want to nominate for one of these awards? Please contact the appropriate representative, listed below:

Don T. Nakanishi Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Service in Asian Pacific American Politics

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Chair: Jeanett Yih Harvie, University of California, Santa Barbara (jeanette.harvie@gmail.com)

Betty Nesvold Women and Politics Award

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Chair: Susan Sterett, Virginia Tech (ssterett@vt.edu)

Blacks and Politics Award

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Chair: Maruice Mangum, Texas Southern University (maruicemangum@yahoo.com)

Charles Redd Center Award

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Chair: Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego (tkousser@ucsd.edu)

Dissertation Award

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Chair: Mark Ramirez, Arizona State University (mark.ramirez@asu.edu)

Environmental Political Theory Award

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Chair: Margaret Farrar, John Carroll University (mfarrar@jcu.edu)

Latina/Latino Politics

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Chair: Marcela García-Castañon, San Francisco State (mgcs@sfsu.edu)

Pi Sigma Alpha Award

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Chair: Matt Barreto, University of California, Los Angeles (barretom@ucla.edu)

Political Research Quarterly Award

Chair: Brad Jones, University of California, Davis (bsjjones@ucdavis.edu)

Betty Moulds Lifetime Service Award

Deadline: TBA

Chair: TBA

 

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