Matt Buehler’s book, Why Alliances Fail: Islamist and Leftist Coalitions in North Africa, has received the 2019 SERMEISS book award. The Southeast Regional Middle East & Islamic Studies Society (SERMEISS) awards this prize to recognize outstanding scholarship in Middle Eastern studies across any academic discipline in the social sciences or humanities.
Kristin Wylie has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at James Madison University. Wylie’s book (Cambridge University Press), Party Institutionalization and Women’s Representation in Democratic Brazil, is winner of APSA’s Legislative Studies Section Alan Rosenthal Prize.
Congratulations to our alumni on the following promotions, prizes, or placements.
Manuel Balan: promotion to Associate Professor with tenure; two multi-year external grants from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Alvaro Corral: 2019 recipient of the APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship
Oya Dursun-Ozkanca: promotion to professor of political science; College Professor of International Studies
Dennis Plane: Fulbright grant to teach at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Amy Risley: Promotion to Professor; 2019 Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching
Matt Vandenbroek (and co-authors): Honorable Mention for the 2019 Walter Lippmann Best Published Article Award from APSA’s Political Communication Section for the 2016 JOP article, “The Changing Norms of Racial Political Rhetoric and the End of Racial Priming.”
David Williams: TCU Political Science Department Distinguished Alumnus Award
Matthew Wright: 2019-20 John and Daria Barry Visiting Research Scholar in the James Madison Program at Princeton University
Dennish Hickey’s concert posters will be featured in a forthcoming Ken Burns documentary about country music: https://blogs.missouristate.edu/polsci/2019/04/02/oh-we-got-both-kinds-we-got-country-and-western/
Trey Thomas received the 2019 UT-Arlington President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
David Weiden has signed a contract with Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers to publish two books of fiction, Winter Counts (forthcoming 2020) and the second book in the series, Wounded Horse. Gallmeister Editions will publish the books in France. Winter Counts is the story of a local Native American enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation who becomes obsessed with finding and stopping the dealer who is bringing increasingly dangerous drugs into his community. David also recently received a grant from PEN America to write a series of essays on the issue of mass incarceration of Native Americans. Those interested in learning more are invited to visit his web site, www.DavidWeiden.com
Lilliard Richardson is the inaugural director of the new Public Policy School at Penn State University.
David Williams is political theory/philosophy editor at Political Research Quarterly.
David Williams wrote an article for The Hill, “It’s a mistake to associate the Western canon with strictly conservative principles.”
In addition to his recent APSR article and Cornell University Press book, Steven Brooke won an APSA Centennial Grant and the Olorunsola Research Award for Young Scholars from the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Carolyn Shaw is now Associate Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management at Wichita State University.
Neal Allen has been elected Chair of the Wichita State University Political Science Department.
Alvaro Corral was a co-PI on the Immigrant Worker Project Survey. Over the course of seven weeks this summer he helped coordinate the effort which collected approximately 350 in-depth interviews (conducted in Spanish, K’iche, and English) with Latin American workers in rural Ohio.
Matthew Wright has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at Biola University in the Torrey Honors Institute
Eduardo Dargent was quoted in the New York Times and Economist in late March, commenting on the downfall of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, in the wake of a corruption scandal.
A program led by Greg Michener, the Public Transparency Program, successfully induced the Brazilian government to adopt a provision allowing freedom of information requestors to conceal their identity, diminishing the threat of discrimination, intimidation, or retribution – Law 13.460, article 10, paragraph 7.
The program will be hosting the Global Conference on Transparency Research a the FGV EBAPE-School of Law in June 2019.
Recent publications by Michener include:
- “Forest Governance without Transparency? Evaluating State Efforts to Reduce Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon,” in Environmental Policy and Governance
- “Comparing Resistance to Open Data Performance Measurement: Public Education in Brazil and the UK,” in Public Administration 9
- “A Great Leap Forward for Democracy and the Rule of Law? Brazil’s Mensalão Trial,” in Journal of Latin American Studies
Danny Hayes won a 2018 Robert W. Kenny Prize for Innovation in Teaching of Introductory Courses for his work overhauling the intro to American politics course at George Washington University
Shannan Mattiace is part of a team awarded a Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation award in support of our project, “Criminal Violence and Indigenous Resistance: Why Ethnic Autonomy Institutions Deter Drug Violence in Mexico.” The $40,000 grant will be used to conduct a survey of community police and justice “users” in eastern Guerrero, Mexico.
Mattiace has also been named a 2018-19 U.S. Fulbright Scholar for teaching and research at the Catholic University of Chile.
Amalia Pallares has been appointed Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Josiah Marineau has been awarded an APSA Small Research Grant, which he will use for travel to Uganda in the summer of 2018 to conduct research for his book project on tax revenues and foreign aid.
Neal Allen will hold a visiting fellowship in Spring 2018 at University of Sussex, UK.
Chien-wen Kou (PhD 1999, Distinguished Professor, National Chengchi University, Taiwan) is serving as the President of the Taiwanese Political Science Association from 2017 to 2018 and was appointed in August to be the Acting Director of National Chengchi University’s Institute of International Relations – tThe IIR is ranked as the 25th top think tank in the Southeast Asian and the Pacific region by James G. McGann’s 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. Kou’s article “Xi Jinping in Command: Solving the principal-agent problem in CCP-PLA relations?” is forthcoming in China Quarterly.
Janet Box-Steffensmeier has been elected to the 237th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Trey Thomas and co-authors recently won a Carrie Chapman Catt Center Prize (honorable mention) for their work on gender and lobbying.
Elizabeth McQuerry was recently appointed Head of the Global Payments Practice at Glenbrook Partners, a payments strategy, consulting and research firm.
Yuval Weber is an Assistant Visiting Professor at the Department on Government at Harvard University for the 2016-2017 academic year and a Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Research Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Weber is working on his book manuscript exploring patterns of economic reform in Russia since the 19th century to the present as the consequence of political-economic tension between demands of the security state and economic modernization.
Danny Hayes’ (and Jen Lawless’) Women on the Run (Cambridge, 2016) was named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2016 by Choice magazine.
Bill McCormick will be a visiting assistant professor in the departments of political science and philosophy at Saint Louis University starting Fall 2017.
David Williams was appointed a Wicklander Fellow at the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business for the 2016-17 academic year. His essay “The Legislator’s Noble Lie? Truth and Fiction in Rousseau’s Morals & Politics,” was published in “In Fiction We Trust,” ed. Catalin Partinie (Bucharest, Romania: Polirom Press, 2016) [in Romanian translation]. He has been “on tour” with his current book project, The Greatest of All Plagues: Economic Inequality in Western Political Thought, giving talks at Northwestern University, The University of Wisconsin–Madison, The University of Houston, Vanderbilt University, and Yale, among other universities.
Returning from a stint overseas, Luis Camacho and Mary Slosar now have positions with NORC at the University of Chicago (Bethesda Office). Camacho is a Research Scientist in the International Projects Department and Slosar is a Research Scientist in the Health Care Department.
Bethany Albertson – Robert E. Lane Award
Janet Box-Steffensmeier – Excellence in Mentoring Award and the Jewell-Loewenberg Award
Jasmine Farrier – Founder’s Best Paper Award
John Gerring – Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Data Set Award
Marc Hetherington – Philip E. Converse Book Award
Kathleen Sullivan – Urban Politics Best Paper Award
Sultan Tepe – Religion and Politics Best Paper Award
David Williams has been awarded DePaul University’s Institute for Business and Professional Ethics Wicklander Fellowship, which will fund research for his book, under contract with Princeton University Press, The Greatest of All Plagues: Economic Inequality in Western Political Thought.
Ayesha Ray recently served as co-director of the India Study Abroad program at King’s College, where she led a group of nine students on a three-week intensive program across five different cities in India. The program was created around a course she developed, Societies in Conflict.
Having completed a seven-year term as department head, Arnie Fleischmann is on sabbatical and working on several projects:
- The third edition of Politics in Georgia
- A new textbook in urban politics
- Replicating the model of county-level voting on same-sex marriage proposals used in his 2009 Social Science Quarterly article
- Analyzing precinct-level mayoral voting in Atlanta
Julie George now has a dual appointment at CUNY, continuing her appointment with Queens College, but also now appointed at The Graduate Center.
Matt Buehler has been awarded a research fellowship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government for Spring 2017, where he will conduct research in the school’s Middle East Initiatve with Dr. Tarek Masoud, working on articles and projects focused on public attitudes and public opinion polls toward nuclear nonproliferation and legal reform in Morocco and the Arab world.
Janet Box-Steffensmeier is receiving the Society for Political Methodology’s 2016 Excellence in Mentoring Award. Additionally, Jan’s article, “Examining Legislative Cue-Taking in the US Senate,” has won the Jewell-Loewenberg Award for best article published in Legislative Studies Quarterly in 2015.