Department of Political Science

Awards

  • Peter Haschke, PhD '14, is receiving the 2015 Best Dissertation Prize from the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association, to be awarded at the APSA annual meeting in San Francisco.
  • Miguel R. Rueda, PhD '14, receives the University of Rochester's 2015 award for the outstanding dissertation in the social sciences.
  • PhD candidate William Spaniel is at Stanford in 2015-16, as a post-doc in the Center for International Security and Cooperation.
  • Professor Randall Stone receives the 2015 William H. Riker University Award for Graduate Teaching. This is Rochester's highest award for mentoring, teaching, and advising graduate students.
  • Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir, a PhD candidate in Political Science, has just been awarded a Leifur Eiriksson Foundation Scholarship. The prize recognizes outstanding Icelandic citizens--in any field--pursuing graduate study in the United States.
  • Professor Lynda Powell is receiving the 2014 Virginia Gray Best Book Award for her book The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures. The Gray Award, presented by the State Politics & Policy Section of the American Political Science Association, recognizes the year's best book on state politics.
  • Professor Gerald Gamm, with his coauthor Thad Kousser, is receiving the 2014 Best Paper Award presented by the State Politics & Policy Section of the American Political Science Association. The award is for their paper "Contingent Partisanship: When Party Labels Matter--and When They Don't--in the Distribution of Pork in American State Legislatures."
  • Professor G. Bingham Powell, Jr., wins the 2014 Leon Weaver Award for his paper "Party System Polarization and the Ideological Congruence Mechanism.” The award, sponsored by the APSA section on Representation and Electoral Systems, honors the best paper in the subfield presented at the previous year’s meeting of the American Political Science Association.
  • Professor Hein Goemans (with Kristian Skrede Gleditsch and Giacomo Chiozza) wins the 2014 Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award, sponsored by the APSA section on Comparative Politics, for the dataset Archigos. This dataset contains comprehensive information on leaders of 188 countries from 1875 to 2004.
  • PhD candidate William Spaniel is recipient of the 2014 Edward Curtis Peck Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, the University of Rochester's top prize for outstanding undergraduate teaching by a graduate student.
  • Professor Lynda Powell is receiving the 2013 Fenno Prize for her book "The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures." The Richard F. Fenno, Jr., Prize, awarded by the Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association, recognizes the year's "best book in legislative studies."
  • Professor Hein Goemans, with coauthor Giacomo Chiozza, will be honored this year with the Lepgold Prize for their book "Leaders and International Conflict." The prize, awarded by Georgetown University, recognizes the best book on international relations published in the last year.
  • Professor G. Bingham Powell, Jr., was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by Union College in June 2012.
  • Brenton Kenkel, a Rochester PhD student, receives the 2012 Society for Political Methodology Poster Award for "Bounds for Logistic Regression Coefficients with Nonignorable Missing Outcomes." The award is for the best poster presented at the annual PolMeth Summer Meeting.
  • Gary Hollibaugh, a Rochester PhD student, receives the 2011 MPSA Latino Caucus Award for "Neutral Competence or Incompetent Yes-Men? Beyond the Loyalty-Competence Tradeoff." The award is for the best paper presented by a Latino or Latina student at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.