Politics PhD student Elisa Wirsching won the best virtual poster award from the Society for Political Methodology for her paper, "High Quality Social Science Embeddings for 157 Languages,” delivered at the Summer 2022 PolMeth meetings.
Nejla Ašimović, Jonathan Nagler, and Josh Tucker, along with Rich Bonneau, won the 2022 Best Article Award from the Information Technology and Politics Section of APSA, for their PNAS piece, "Testing the Effects of Facebook Usage in an Ethnically Polarized Setting.
Bryant Moy won the Susan Clarke Young Scholars Award from the Urban and Local Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, which recognizes promising scholars in the study of urban politics who have completed their PhD within the last three years.
The Politics Department is sad to announce the passing of Professor Howard Rosenthal. A link to his obituary in the New York Times, which touches on his path breaking work on ideology and polarization in Congress; agenda control; and collective action; may be found here.
Hye Young You, along with Professors Pamela Ban (UCSD) and Ju Yeon Park (University of Essex) won the Legislative Studies Section's 2022 CQ Press Award for their paper, "How Are Politicians Informed? Witnesses and Information Provision in Congress."
Hye Young You and Kyuwon Lee (ABD) won the APSA Presidents and Executive Politics (PEP) Section Founders Best Paper Award Honoring Bert Rockman for their paper “Bureaucratic Revolving Doors and Interest Group Participation in Policymaking” delivered at the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting.
The Politics Department and International relations major are proud to announce that Victoire Legrand (International Relations) has been named the recipient of the Albert Borgman/Phi Beta Kappa Prize for best thesis in the Social Sciences.
Eline Munster's thesis explored the performance of populist parties in Europe in European parliamentary elections. Eline convincingly deonstrated that members of the Eurozone were more affected by populism than European countries that were not and that the rise of populism was caused by the Eurozone crisis of 2010.
Isabel Rudie used sophisticated quantitative methods and conducted her own survey experiment to show that the discourse surrounding Confederate statue removal in the United States increased citizens' sympathy for racial justice and reduced Republican vote share in presidential elections from 2000 to 2020.
Cyrus Samii’s book with Elisabeth King, Diversity, Violence, and Recognition won the 2022 International Studies Association (ISA) Best Book Award.
Lucia Motolinia (Ph.D., 2022) has been awarded a 2022 NYU Outstanding Dissertation Award for her dissertation, "Trading Pork for Unity: How Parties Respond to Electoral Reforms in Party-Centered Systems."
Tara Slough won the award for best article in AJPS in 2021 for her paper, “Misgovernance and Human Rights: The Case of Illegal Detention without Intent,” co-authored with Chris Fariss.
Peter Rosendorff will be joining the new editorial team of International Organization as an associate editor.
Twenty (!) Politics and IR Honors students received Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund Grants from CAS. Congratulations to Tzivia Appleton, Julia Bails, Leah Bahramipour, Christian Caballero, Catherine Chen, Mariah Hulbert, Taylor Hvidsten, Fabiha Khan, Zachary Lee, Victoire Legrand, Alice Li, Miao Li, Senniah Mason, Tomas Rios, Bojana Starcevic, Jorge Tagle, Ebony Williams, Jeremy Willians, Luopeiwen Yi, and Kelly Zhang!
Professor Bruce Bueno de Mesquita was given the 2021 Distinguished Scholar Award of the International Studies Association's Scientific Study of International Relations section.
Professor Amy Catalinac and Politics PhD candidate Lucia Motolinia received the Leon Weaver Award from the Representation and Electoral Systems Section of the American Political Science Association, for their paper, “Geographically-Targeted Spending in Mixed-Member Majoritarian Electoral Systems,” presented at last year’s APSA meeting.
Professor Rebecca Morton was awarded (posthumously) the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Political Methodology Section of the American Political Science Association.
Professor Anna Harvey has been awarded an Emergent Ventures Grant from the Mercatus Center.
Professor Adam Przeworski has been elected a corresponding member of the British Academy.
Professor Anna Harvey was named president of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).
Professor Adam Przeworski was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.