Graduate Student Departmental Awards

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Departmental Awards for the 2022-2023 academic year

 

Jacobina Aman Award for best paper in CP ($500) — Karis Neufeld“State Capacity and Refugee Policy in the Sahel" (Robinson)

Jacobina Aman Award for Best Graduate Student Paper on Gender and Sexual Politics ($500) — Soohyun Cho: “Protectionism Reconsidered: Economic Insecurity and the Gender Gap in Trade Attitudes" (Brooks)

Francis R. Aumann Award for best paper in IR ($500) — Laurie Georges: “Internationalization of International Orders by the Masses: Do Some Orders 'Resonate' More with the People?" (Braumoeller)

Francis R. Aumann Award for best paper in Methodology ($500) — Laura Moses: “Capturing Communication: Information Theory Estimation for Unstructured Data Analysis" (Box-Steffensmeier)

Francis R. Aumann Award for best paper presented at a conference ($500) — Cara Nix: “Social Influence and its Transition to the Legislative Arena" (Cranmer)

Francis R. Aumann Award for best published paper ($500) — Minseon Ku: “Between Routines and Agency" (Mitzen)

Francis R. Aumann Teaching Award ($500) — Kara Hooser (Mitzen)

Francis R. Aumann Distinguished Service by a Graduate Student ($500):  José Pérez

William Jennings Bryan Prize for the best paper written in AP ($500) — Laura Moses: “Conceptualizing and Identifying Interest Actors" (Box-Steffensmeier)

William Jennings Bryan Prize for best paper written in PT ($500) — Euchan Jang: “The Inconvenient Truth of Minimalist Democracy" (Neblo)

The Madison Scott Award for Best Graduate Student Paper on Race and Ethnic Politics ($500) — Daniel Naftel: “When Policing Mobilizes: Civic Responses to Anti-Gang Crackdowns" (Cranmer)

Henry R. Spencer Award for best dissertation ($500) — Caleb Pomeroy: “Three Essays on the Psychology of Power in World Politics" (Cranmer/Schweller)

 

Departmental Awards for the 2021-2022 academic year

 

Jacobina Aman Award for best paper in CP ($500) — Cameron Macaskill“Racial Capitalism and Blood Diamonds in Southern Africa" (Valdez)

Jacobina Aman Award for Best Graduate Student Paper on Gender and Sexual Politics ($500) — Kara Hooser: "Violence as Peace: Masculinities and Everyday Violence in Post-Conflict Spaces" (Valdez)

Francis R. Aumann Award for best paper in IR ($500) — Haoming Xiong: “Modeling the Tributary System in Pre-Modern East Asia” (Braumoeller)

Francis R. Aumann Award for best paper in Methodology ($500) — Seoeun Yang: “Images with Texts: Multimodal Framing Analysis of Online News Coverage on the European Refugee Crisis” (Cranmer)

Francis R. Aumann Award for best paper presented at a conference ($500) — Soohyun Cho: “Protectionism Reconsidered: Economic Insecurity, Social Identity, and the Gender Gap in Trade Attitudes,” presented at  ISA (Brooks)

Francis R. Aumann Award for best published paper ($500) — Vlad Chlouba, Daniel Smith, and Seamus Wagner: “Early Statehood and Support for Autocratic Rule in Africa.” Comparative Political Studies. August 10, 2021  (Robinson)

Honorable mention: John Harden, International Studies Quarterly. It is entitled “All the World’s a Stage: US Presidential Narcissism and International Conflict.” (Herrmann, Schweller)

Francis R. Aumann Teaching Award ($500) — John Harden (Herrmann, Schweller, Kogan)

Honorable Mention: Barbara Roth (Robinson)

Francis R. Aumann Distinguished Service by a Graduate Student, $500 each:  Kaitlin McClamrock, Ra'Phael DavisBear Brown

William Jennings Bryan Prize for the best paper written in AP ($500) — Laura Moses: “Meaningful messaging: Sentiment in elite social media communication with the public on the COVID-19 pandemic” (Box-Steffensmeier)

William Jennings Bryan Prize for best paper written in PT ($500) — Martin Armstrong: "Racism Despite Integration: Diversity for the Sake of Mission Effectiveness in the US Military” (Valdez)

Henry R. Spencer Award for best dissertation ($500) — Jianzi He: "The Unspoken Rules Between the Central and Local Governments in China's Land Governance" (Kurtz)

Honorable Mention:  Linnea Turco (Wendt)

The Madison Scott Award for Best Graduate Student Paper on Race and Ethnic Politics ($500) — José Pérez: "White Skin, Which Mask?  Anti-Blackness, Ontological (In)Security and Brazilian Diplomacy (Watson, Brooks) 

"Who is this development for?” Indigenous Lands, the Amazon, and Racial Capitalism in Brazil" (Valdez)

 

Departmental Awards for the 2020-2021 academic year

 

Francis R. Aumann Teaching Award ($1,000) — Alec Clott

Francis R. Aumann Award for conference travel for best pre-conference presentation (up to $1,000) — Liwu Gan: "Assessing Fair Shares: A New Typology of International Responsibility"

Francis R. Aumann Award for best paper presented at a conference ($500) — Kaitlin McClamrock

Francis R. Aumann Award for best paper written in Political Methodology ($500)  — Shared by Laura Moses: "Interest Actors: Recasting and Classification for Identifying Interests and Organizations on Twitter" and Jared Edgerton: "The ties that bind us: Social networks and suicide combatant Mobilization"

William Jennings Bryan Prize for best paper written in American Politics ($500)  — Laura Moses: "Interest Groups Informational Coalitions on Twitter"

William Jennings Bryan Prize for best paper written in Political Theory ($500) — Bear Brown: "Democratic Harm or Healing? Distinguishing Anti-Elitism from Populism"

Jacobina Aman Award for best paper written in Comparative Politics ($500) — Cameron Macaskill"Postcolonial African Regional Integration"

Jacobina Aman Award for best paper written in International Relations ($500) — Maryum Alam"Delegates or trustees? Monitoring costs and indirect foreign policy"

Henry R. Spencer Award for best dissertation ($1,000) — Mini Saraswati:  “Climate Volatility and Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa”