Department of Political Science

College of Letters & Science

Awards

2016-2017

Aili Mari Tripp

  • Finalist, Herskovits Book Prize, African Studies Association, 2016

  • Evjue-Bascom Professorship in Gender and Women's Studies

  • Feminist Scholars Fellowship from the Center for Research on Gender and Women, UW-Madison (Fall 2018)

  • American Academy in Berlin residential fellowship (Spring 2017)

Daniel Kapust

  • Vilas Associates Award, Humanities Division

  • UW-Madison Distinguished Teaching Award (the Class of 1955 Teaching Excellence Award)

David L. Weimer

  • Hilldale Award

Erica Simmons

  • Sage Paper Award for the best paper applying or developing qualitative methods presented at the American Political Science Association. Awarded to "Comparison and Ethnography: What Each Can Learn From the Other" (with Nicholas Rush Smith).

  • Hilldale Undergraduate Research award for her work with Gillian McBride on the project, "A Microcosm of Global Insecurities: Community and Landscape Changes in El Salvador Following the 1973 Oil Crisis."

Jonathan Renshon

  • Award for Best Paper by Untenured Scholar from International Organization for "Losing Face and Sinking Costs: Experimental Evidence on the Judgment of Political and Military Leaders."

Mark Copelovitch

  • Vilas Associates Award, Social Studies Division

Richard Avramenko

  • Honored Instructor Award, UW-Madison Housing 

Scott Gehlbach

  • The CPS' Editorial Board awarded "Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia's Emancipation of the Serfs" as best paper published in CPS in 2015.

  • Brittingham trustees voted to provide $5,000 in support of his Seminar Series in History and Politics.

Scott Straus

  • Appointed by President Obama as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

  • Best Book Award from the Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association for a book published in 2014 or 2015.

  • Making and Unmaking of Nations, The Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize, for the best book on international relations published in 2015. 

Yoshiko M. Herrera

  • Vilas Associates Award, Social Studies Division

2016

Aili Mari Tripp

  • Finalist, Herskovits Book Prize, African Studies Association, 2016

2015-2016

Barry Burden

  • Honored Instructor Award, Univeristy Housing. 

Richard Avramenko

  • The Herbert & Evelyn Howe Bascom Professor in Integrated Liberal Studies

2013-2014

Erica Simmons

  • Latin American Studies Association-Oxfam America Martin Diskin Award for best dissertation involving a combination of scholarship and activism (co-awarded).

2010-2011

Erica Simmons

  • Mellon  Foundation Dissertation-Year Fellowship.

2008-2009

Erica Simmons

  • Sage Paper Award for the best paper applying or developing qualitative methods presented at the American Political Science Association. Awarded to "Informative Regress: Critical Antecedents and Historical Causation” (with Dan Slater).

  • Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award.