Congratulations to APSA Award Winners

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013

At the recent annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, a number of awards were presented to CSDP faculty and graduate students:

  • Martin Gilens’ book,  Affluence& Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America  (Princeton University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation, 2012), was awarded the American Political Science Association's 2013 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book published in the U.S. during the previous calendar year on government, politics, or international affairs.

  • Keith Whittington was a recipient of the Teaching and Mentoring Award, recognizing innovative teaching and instructional methods and materials in law and courts for American Constitutionalism, Volumes I and II.

  • Nick Carnes (PhD Politics and Social Policy '11), former CSDP-affiliated graduate student and Doug Arnold’s advisee, earned three 2013 awards from the American Political Science Association. Carnes is currently Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. The Harold D. Lasswell Award is for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Public Policy; the Carl Albert Award is for the dissertation deemed the best doctoral dissertation in legislative studies; and the Sage Award for the best paper in comparative politics presented at the previous year’s APSA. Nick’s book, White Collar Government, is being published by University of Chicago Press and will be out this fall.

  • Deborah Beim (CSDP Graduate Student, now Yale faculty), Alex Hirsch and John Kastellec (CSDP Faculty) and were awarded the 2013 Best Conference Paper Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, for their paper "Whistleblowing  and Compliance in the Judicial Hierarchy." The award is given annually for the best paper on law and courts presented at the previous year's annual meetings of the American, International, or regional political science associations. Deborah was also an Honorable Mention recipient for the Best Graduate Student Paper award for “Learning in the Judicial Hierarchy.”

  • Tom S. Clark (PhD '08) and Benjamin Lauderdale (PhD ' 10), both former CSDP graduate students, have received the 2013 Best Journal Article Award from the Law and Courts Organized Section of the American Political Science Association for their paper, "The Supreme Court's Many Median Justices," published in the APSR. This award recognizes the best journal article on law and courts written by a political scientist and published during the previous calendar year. Both Clark and Lauderdale were graduate student affiliates of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. Tom Clark is associate professor of politics at Emory University, and Ben Lauderdale is currently a tenured lecturer in political methodology at the London School of Economics. This is the second time they have received this award, having garnered it in 2011 for a previous paper.

A number of other awards were presented to colleagues here at Princeton and to former CSDP fellows. CSDP congratulates all.