Graduate Student Departmental Awards

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Departmental Awards for the 2020-2021 academic year

 

Jacobina Aman Award for best paper in IR ($500)- Haoming Xiong: “Modeling the Tributary System in Pre-Modern East Asia” (Braumoeller)

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

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)

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)

The 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)

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

 

Departmental Awards for the 2019-2020 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”