The American Political Science Association (APSA) will present the Barbara Sinclair Lecture Award to Frances E. Lee. This lecture, held at American University and supported by its Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, commemorates the life and scholarship of renowned scholar of legislative politics, Barbara Sinclair. Lee is professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University, and a CSDP faculty associate.
In naming her the presenter of the Barbara Sinclair lecture, the selection committee noted Professor Lee’s engaged approach to scholarship and commitment to deepening the public’s understanding of Congress. In addition to her impressive record of scholarly achievement, these qualities make her a scholar very much in the tradition of Dr. Barbara Sinclair. Professor Lee’s interviews with members of Congress and their staff make her research substantively connected to the nuanced and real-world politics on Capitol Hill. As her nominator noted, “Frances would serve as an example of what the fellowship program aims to create with its alumni: engaged and deeply knowledgeable scholars who translate their time spent on Capitol Hill into insight that moves our understanding of Congress forward and builds long-lasting connections between the world of Congress and the world of political science.”