Prof. Patrick Egan taught a January-term class at NYU's Washington DC site focused on the 2016 Election. Read an interview with him about the class here.
Prof Josh Tucker examines the imprisonment of rival democratic candidates in The Monkey Cage blog on the Washington Post.
Ph.D. Candidate Emily West's paper, "Descriptive Representation and Political Efficacy: Evidence from Obama and Clinton", has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Politics.
Congratulations to Kanchan Chandra on her new book Democratic Dynasties: State, Party and Family in Contemporary Indian Politics published by Cambridge University Press.
SMaPP Post-Doc Andrew Guess' research is featured at The Upshot in The New York Times.
Tiberiu Dragu has been received the 2015 Best Paper award by the Human Rights section of the APSA for his paper "Collective Action and Constraints on Repression at the Endgame" (with Yon Lupu, GW).
Jennifer Larson won the APSA conference paper award given by the political networks section for her paper "Ethnic Networks" (co-authored with Janet Lewis).
Former PhD student Pablo Barbera has been awarded the 2016 Miller Prize for Best Paper published in Political Analysis 2015-16 for his paper "Birds of the same feather tweet together: Bayesian ideal point estimation using Twitter data." (Volume 23, Number 1, pp. 76-914)
The APSA has awarded Christine Harrington the Law and Courts Service Award. This award is handed out by the law and courts section of APSA for service on committees and leadership roles.
Melissa Schwartzberg's book, Counting the Many: The Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule (Cambridge, 2014), has won the 2016 David and Elaine Spitz Prize for the best book in liberal and/or democratic theory published two years earlier.
Ph.D. Candidate Renard Sexton's paper "Aid as a Tool against Insurgency: Evidence from Contested and Controlled Territory in Afghanistan" has been accepted for publication at the American Political Science Review. Renard is on the job market this fall.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016! This year, our PhD students landed tenure-track positions at Australian National University, College of William and Mary, Florida State University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of California at Davis, and University of Essex; postdoctoral fellowships at McGill University, Science Po (France), and Peace and Democracy Institute at Korea University; and a private industry job at Facebook.
Ph.D. Candidate Saad Gulzar's paper (with Ben Pasquale, NYU 2015), "Politicians, Bureaucrats, and Development: Evidence from India", has been accepted for publication at the American Political Science Review.
The Monkey Cage blog, coauthored by Politics' Joshua Tucker, was named Best Group Blog by the Online Media Caucus of the International Studies Association.
Politics honors student Isabelle Klinghoffer '16 has been awarded the Albert Borgman/Phi Beta Kappa Prize for NYU's best honors thesis in social science.
Prof. Martin Schain, whose career at NYU spans five decades, has been named a recipient of the College of Arts and Science's Golden Dozen Teaching Award.
Prof. Patrick Egan has published new research in Nature on how pleasant weather may sending the wrong signal on climate change. He's also written an op-ed on these findings in the New York Times.
The Economist's Special Report on Technology and Politics mentions the SMaPP Lab's research and the Report's sources include several papers and articles from the Lab and its members.