APSA Awards to Kistner and to Gibson

June 22, 2022

Congratulations to recent PhD and CSDP graduate student affiliates Michael Kistner and Nathan Gibson.

Kistner was awarded the Christopher Z. Mooney Best Dissertation Prize by the State Politics & Policy section for his dissertation, “Fundraising for the Caucus: Money, Party Politics, and Policymaking in American Legislatures." This prize is awarded to the best PhD dissertation in American state politics and policy completed during the previous calendar year. Kistner also won the Legislative Studies section's Carl Albert Dissertation Prize.

Gibson was awarded the Executive Politics section's George C. Edwards Dissertation Prize for his dissertation, “Presidential Use of Centralization and Politicization." This award goes to the the best dissertation in presidency research completed and accepted during the previous calendar year.

Michael Kistner is currently assistant professor of political science at the University of Houston. Nathan Gibson is the Reagan Institute's 2022 Postdoctoral Fellow, developing his dissertation into a book manuscript that combines archival, survey, quantitative, and formal theoretical approaches to more deeply understand presidential management of the executive branch.