Heather Pool had her article, "The Politics of Mourning: The Triangle Fire and Political Belonging," accepted for publication by Polity: The Journal of hte Northeastern Political Science Association.
W. Lance Bennett, PhD, of the University of Washington, recently had his article ranked among the Journal of Communication’s top-cited articles of 2010. Bennett’s article, titled “A New Era of Minimal Effects? The Changing Foundations of Political Communication”, was published in the Journal of Communication 58:4 in 2008.
Aseem Prakash and Mary Kay Gugerty have received a 2 year grant ($154K) from the National Science Foundation for their project, The Global Emergence of NGO & Nonprofit Voluntary Regulation.
Peter May named to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. The Washington State Academy of Sciences provides expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy-making, and works to increase the role and visibility of science in the State of Washington.
Aseem Prakash and co-authors win APSA Award. The paper, "Contingent Convergence (or Divergence): Unpacking the Linkages between Labor Rights and Foreign Direct Investment," co-authored by Brian Greenhill, Layna Mosley, and Aseem Prakash has been named as 2011 Labor Project Best Paper. They will receive the prize at the 2011 APSA meeting.
Jack Turner delivered a paper entitled "James Baldwin and Democratic Reconstitution" at the American Democracy Forum at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on May 25.
Luis Fraga has been appointed by President Obama to President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The Commission is charged with identifying ways to raise academic achievement among Hispanic students. Luis is one of seven people from academe on the 15-member Commission. He was sworn in as a member of the Commission on May 26th by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Andrew Cockrell is a recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award that is given annually to two graduate students throughout the entire university. He is the first TA from our department to receive this award.
Brian Greenhill, PhD in 2010 and now assistant professor at Dartmouth College, is a recipient of an honorable mention for the APSA's Mancur Olson Award. This award by the APSA Political Economy Section is for the best dissertation in political economy over the past two years.
Mary Anne Madeira has been selected as one of six UW Hanauer Graduate Fellows for 2011-12. The fellowship is aimed at fostering research about Western Civilization and helping to prepare teachers who have well-reasoned convictions about its place in the curriculum of liberal arts institutions.
Jon Mercer is a recipient of the 2011 UW Distinguished Teaching Award that recognizes excellence in teaching at the highest levels of the University.
Brian D. Greenhill, UW PhD 2009 and presently Assistant Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, has been awarded the Western Political Science Association's 2011 Best Dissertation Award for "Norm Transmission in Networks of Intergovernmental Organizations."
Aseem Prakash and Mary Kay Gugerty have been awarded the prize for the best article published in 2010 in the journal, Regulation and Governance. The award-winning article is "Trust but Verify? Voluntary Regulation Programs in the Nonprofit Sector", 4(1): 22-47.
John S. Ahlquist was awarded the Western Political Science Association's Best Dissertation Award for "Building and Using Strategic Capacity: Labor Union Federations and Economic Policy."
Christopher Parker won the Ralph Bunche Award for the best scholarly work in political science published in the previous calendar year that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism.
Mark Smith won the 2009 Distinguished Graduate Award from the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.
Lance Bennett and Alan Borning (Computer Science) have received an award of $733,000 from the NSF Social-Computational Systems Program for a 3 year project titled Socio-Computational Systems to Support Public Engagement and Deliberation.
Luis Fraga has been nominated to serve as Vice President of the American Political Science Association (2010-2011).
Lance Bennett will serve as the Bonnier Guest Professor in the Institute of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK) at Stockholm University during 2009-2010.
The Swedish Research Council has selected Lance Bennett to hold the national Olof Palme Chair for next year -- when Lance will be on sabbatical. The Olof Palme Chair was created by the Swedish Parliament (Riksdagen) in 1987. Its purpose is to enable the Swedish Research Council to issue an annual invitation to an outstanding scholar from abroad to take up a visiting professorship at a Swedish university. Lance will be hosted by Stockholm University.
Matt Barreto received the Political Research Quarterly's 2009-2010 Outstanding Reviewer Award. The award recognizes individuals who have provided extraordinary service through the number and quality of their reviews.
Lisa P. Jackson, the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, has appointed Aseem Prakash to serve as a member of the Subcommittee on Promoting Environmental Stewardship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology for a term beginning June 29,2009, and ending June 29,2011. Aseem Prakash's mandate is to "represent the views of academics engaged in research on voluntary regulatory programs."
The paper authored by Brian Greenhill, Layna Mosley, and Aseem Prakash, "Trade and Labor Rights: A Panel Study," has won the 2009 APSA Labor Project Best paper award.
Susan Whiting was named a 2009-10 fellow of the Program on Peace, Governance and Development in East Asia at the East Asia Institute in Seoul, South Korea. The fellowship entails giving three lectures at Peking University, National Taiwan University, and the East Asia Institute, Seoul, South Korea.
Margaret Levi has been appointed a Commissioner of the World Justice Project of the American Bar Association. In this capacity, she will help coordinate the scholars' group with Robert Nelson, Director, American Bar Foundation.
Paul L. Brass was awarded 2008 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Emeritus Fellowship.These Fellowships are intended to support the scholarly activities of outstanding faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who, at the time of taking up the fellowships, will be officially retired but continue to be active and productive in their fields.
Matt Barreto received a grant of $220,000 from Pew Charitable Trusts to study the new Online Voter Registration system in Washington State. Washington is only the second state in the U.S. to allow online voter registration, and this study will assess the implementation and effectiveness of online registration.
Lance Bennett recieved the University of Washington, James A. Clowes Award for the Development of Learning Communities.
Matt Barreto and Gary Segura received a grant from the National Science Foundation for $750,000 to add a Latino oversample to the 2008 American National Election Study (ANES) and translate the survey into Spanish. The 2008 NES is currently in the field, and marks the first time ever it is available in Spanish and carries a Latino oversample.
Rachel Cichowski received the 2008 Best Book Award, American Political Science Association's European Politics and Society Section: The European Court and Civil Society (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Luis Fraga has been appointed as the co-chair, with Terri Givens of the University of Texas at Austin, of the Task Force on Political Science in the 21st Century, appointed by President Dianne Pinderhughes, APSA.
Luis Fraga has been appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire to serve on the Washington New American Policy Council that will focus on providing guidance to the state as to how it can better integrate immigrants within our civic institutions.
Tony Gill received the Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association's Religion Section for the book The Political Origins of Regligious Liberty.
Aseem Prakash. Letter of Commendation for Teaching from Divisional Dean of Social Sciences, University of Washington.
Chris Adolph - 2007-2009 Robert Woods Johnson Scholar in Health Policy
Lance Bennett - National Communication Association Lifetime Distinguished Scholar Award for Career Achievement in the Study of Human Communication
Peter May - Honorable Mention for UW Marsha Landolt Graduate Mentor Award
Michael McCann - John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2007-08 ($40,000)
Aseem Prakash - Letter of Commendation for Undergradaute Teaching from Divisional Dean, University of Washington
Jack Turner, Resident Fellowship, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, University of Virginia, Spring 2007
John Wilkerson - Ministerio de Educacion Y Ciencia Investigadore Extranjeros, (Government of Spain (2007-2008)
John Wilkerson - Best Educational Website, APSA Information and Technology section [Policy Agendas Project]
Gregg Daniel Miller was awarded the Western Political Science Association's Best Dissertation Award for "Mimesis in Communicative Action: Habermas and the Affective Bond of Understanding."
Steve Hanson - Visiting Senior Scholar, Department of Politics and International Relations; Visiting Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University
Margaret Levi - Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar (2006-2007)
Jamie Mayerfeld - Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, 2006-07
Michael McCann - Wadsworth Publishing Award, 2006, through the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association, "given annually for a book or journal article, 10 years or older, that has made a lasting impression on the field of law and courts," to Rights at Work: Pay Equity Reform and the Politics of Legal Mobilization (U. of Chicago Press, 1994).
Naomi Murakawa - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Policy Research Program (2006-2008)
Naomi Murakawa - Simpson Center for the Humanities Award for Speaker Series, University of Washington
Naomi Murakawa - Letter of Commendation for Teaching from Divisional Dean, University of Washington
Naomi Murakawa - Best Dissertation Award, Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section, APSA
Naomi Murakawa - Dissertation Prize, Law and Society Association
Chris Adolph - Mancur Olson Award for best dissertation in Political Economy
Chris Adolph - Charles Sumner Award, Harvard University
Bethany Albertson - Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University
Bethany Albertson - Honorable Mention, Seymour Sudman Student Paper Competition, AAPOR (with Adria Lawrence)
Bethany Albertson - Doolittle Harrison Fellowship, University of Chicago
Rachel Cicowski - National Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honors Society) Best Chapter Award. Faculty Advisor, University of Washington, Nu Chapter
Steve Hanson - Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award, University of Washington
Peter May - American Society for Public Administration's William E. Mosher and Fredrick C. Mosher award for best article by an academic in the 2005 volume of the Public Administration Review
Michael McCann - Gordon Hirabayashi Professorship for the Advancement of Citizenship at the University of Washington, 2001-2006, renewed in 2005 indefinitely
Chris Parker - Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Fellow, University of California, Berkeley/UC San Francisco (2005-2007)
Susan Whiting - Fellow, Public Intellectuals Program, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, 2005-07
Tamir Moustafa was awarded the Western Political Science Association's Best Dissertation Award for "Law Versus the State: the Expansion of Constitutional Power in Egypt, 1980-2001."
Luis Fraga - The Adalijiza Sosa-Riddell Award for Exemplary Mentoring of Latino/a Junior Faculty in Political Science, the APSA Committee on the Status of Latinos y Latinas in the Profession
Steve Hanson - Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington
Margaret Levi - President, American Political Science Association (2004-2005)
Jamie Mayerfeld - University of Washington Simpson Center for the Humanities, Research Fellowship, 2004-05
Michael McCann - C. Herman Pritchett Prize for Best Book in 2004, awarded by the Law and Courts Section of the APSA, for Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis (co-authored with William Haltom)
Michael McCann -Herbert Jacob Prize for Best Book in 2004, presented at the 2005 annual meeting of the Law & Society Association for Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis (co-authored with William Haltom)
Chris Parker - Best paper award, Race, Ethnicity, and Politics section, APSA
Lance Bennett - Murray Edelman Career Acheivement Award in Political Communication, APSA
James Caporaso - Distinguished International Political Economy Scholar Award, International Studies Association
Margaret Levi - President-Elect, American Political Science Association (2003-2004)
Margaret Levi - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2002-2003)
George Lovell - Honorable Mention (First Runner-Up), C. Herman Pritchett Award for Best Book of 2003, Law and Courts Section, APSA for Legislative Deferrals