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2017-2018

Michael Schatzberg

  • Sabbatical Leave, College of Letters & Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2017

Scott Straus

  • Service for Outstanding Mentor from the Ronald E McNair program

2016-2017

Aili Mari Tripp

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

  • 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 Canon

  • Honored Instructor Award

David L. Weimer

  • Hilldale Award

Eleanor Neff Powell

  • Best Paper Award from the American Political Science Associations' Class and Inequality Section

Erica Simmons

  • Honored Instructor Award

  • 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."

Helen M. Kinsella

  • Vilas Associates Award

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."

Katherine J. Cramer

  • Kellett Mid-Career Award

Kathryn Hendley

  • Leon Epstein Fellowship from the College of Letters and Science

Keisha Lindsay

  • Vilas LIfe Cycle Award

  • Chancellor's Inclusive Excellence Teaching Award

Lisa Martin

  • Vilas Associates Award

Mark Copelovitch

  • Vilas Associates Award, Social Studies Division

Nadav Shelef

  • Honored Instructor Award

Richard Avramenko

  • Honored Instructor Award, UW-Madison Housing 

Scott Gehlbach

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

  • Best Article award from the European Politcs and Society Section of the APSA.

  • 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.

Scott Straus

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

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

  • UW Kellett Mid-Career Award

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

Yoshiko M. Herrera

  • Vilas Associates Award, Social Studies Division

2015-2016

Byron E. Shafer

  • Samuel J. Eldersveld Career Achievement Award

Aili Mari Tripp

  • Fulbright Award to do research and teach at the Center for Women's Empowerment at University of Al-Akhawayn

Barry Burden

  • Best Paper Award for "How Different Forms of HEalth Matter to Political Participation: The Roles of Cognitive Physical, and General Health."

  • Won the Jewell-Loewenberg Prize for the best article published in Legislative Studies Quarterly in 2014. 

  • Vilas Associate Award

  • Honored Instructor Award, Univeristy Housing. 

Daniel Kapust

  • Resident Fellowshio at the institute for Research in the Humanities.

Donald Downs

  •  Named an Honorary Faculty Member by the Golden Key International Honors Society.

  • Recieved the Pi Sigma Alpha Teacher of the Year award.

Eleanor Neff Powell

  • Co-winner of the inaugural Best Paper award for the APSA Class and Inequality Section for her paper "The Legislative Consequences of Fundrasing Influence."

Erica Simmons

  • Honored Instructors Award

Helen M. Kinsella

  • Feminist Scholars' Fellowship for Spring 2016 semester. 

  • Resident Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Hummanities. 

Howard Schweber

  • Awarded the Dr. Brenda Pfaelher Award of Excellence. 

  • Distinguished Honors Faculty Awards from the L&S Honor Program

Jessica L. P. Weeks

  • Named Honored Instructor in Spring 2015 Honored Instructors Program.

John Zumbrunnen

  • Underkofler Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Recived the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching award.

  • Honored Instructors Award

Jon C. W. Pevehouse

  • Honored Instructor Award

Katherine J. Cramer

  • Named as a "Woman to Watch" by Brava Magazine.

  • Honored Instructor Award

Michael Schatzberg

  • Honored Instructor Award, University Housing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nils Ringe

  • Vilas Mid-Career Travel Award

Ricardo Court

  • Academic Advising Award

Richard Avramenko

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

Scott Gehlbach

  • Vilas Mid-Career Travel Award

  • Kellet Mid-Career Faculty Research Award

Scott Straus

  • Recieved the 2015 Distinguished Honors Faculty Awards from the L&S Honor Program.

2014-2015

Aili Mari Tripp

  • African Studies Association Public Service Award, for her work getting the organization out of dire financial straights during the year she was president in 2012

Barry Burden

  • Vilas Associate Award from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Daniel Kapust

  • Resident Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities for the Fall 2015 semester

David Canon

  • Honored Instructor Award UW Madison Division of University Housing

Donald Downs

  • Pi Sigma Alpha Teacher of the Year award, UW-Madison

Helen M. Kinsella

  • Feminist Scholars' Fellowship sponsored by the Center for Research on Gender and Women for the Spring, 2016 semester

  • Resident Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities for the Fall 2015 semester

Howard Schweber

  • 015 Distinguished Honors Faculty Awards from the L&S Honor Program

Jessica L. P. Weeks

  • Honored Instructor in UW Housing's Spring 2015 Honored Instructors Program

John Zumbrunnen

  • Phi Beta Kappa Teaching award, UW-Madison

  • UW-Madison's nomination for the UW-System 2015 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

Katherine J. Cramer

  • Leon Epstein Faculty Fellow by the College of Letters and Science

  • Named by Brava Magazine as a "Woman To Watch" (see pages 6, 20, and 51). 

Mark Copelovitch

  • UW-Madison's nominee for the Carnegie Fellows program

Scott Gehlbach

  • Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Research Award. Publications

Scott Straus

  • Nominated by UW-Madison for the Carnegie Fellows Program

  • 2015 Distinguished Honors Faculty Awards from the L&S Honor Program

2013-2014

Barry Burden

  • Co-author, Robert H. Durr 2013 Award for the best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem in political science Midwest Political Science Association

Benjamin Marquez

  • Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Faculty Fellow, 2014-15, UW-Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities

Daniel Kapust

  • Faculty Development Seminar organizer, Spring 2014, Institute for Research in the Humanities, for the seminar "Machiavelli at 500"

David Canon

  • Co-author, Robert H. Durr 2013 Award for the best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem in political science Midwest Political Science Association

David L. Weimer

  • 2012 Radin Award for the Best Article in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory for "Scientific Expertise and the Balance of Political Interests: MEDCAC and Medicare Coverage Decisions."

Donald Downs

  • UW-Madison Commencement Speaker, December 2013

  • 2013-14 recipient of the Hilldale Award for the Social Studies

Erica Simmons

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

Howard Schweber

  • Leon Epstein Faculty Fellow by the College of Letters and Science

John Zumbrunnen

  • Educational Innovation Grant, "Flipping and Blending PS 566: Contemporary American olitical Thought," UW-Madison Office of the Provost

Jon C. W. Pevehouse

  • Best in Class instructor by the College of Letters and Science, based on student nomination

  • Honored Instructor Award, University Housing, UW-Madison

Jonathan Renshon

  • 2013 Best Dissertation Award from the International Society of Political Psychology for "Fighting for Status."

Katherine J. Cramer

  • Award for the Best Qualitative and Multi-Method submission to the American Political Science Review in 2012

Kenneth R. Mayer

  • Co-author, Robert H. Durr 2013 Award for the best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem in political science Midwest Political Science Association

Melanie Frances Manion

  • Best in Class instructor by the College of Letters and Science, based on student nominations

Richard Avramenko

  • Howe Bascom Professor in Integrated Liberal Studies

  • Honored Instructor Award, University Housing, UW-Madison

Ryan Owens

  • Vilas Associate Award by the UW Graduate School

  • Undergraduate Student Mentoring Award in the Division of Social Studies, Office of the Provost

Scott Gehlbach

  • Abram Bergson Prize, Association for Comparative Economic Studies, for the best article published in Comparative Economic Studies in the previous two years, for "Did Post-Communist Privatization Increase Mortality?

2012-2013

David Canon

  • Named a Leon Epstein Faculty Fellow, 2013-2016, by Dean Gary Sandefur

David L. Weimer

  • President of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis for 2013

Edward Friedman

  • Honored Instructor Award, UW University Housing

Erica Simmons

  • Co-winner of the LASA/Oxfam America 2013 Martin Diskin Dissertation Award of the Latin American Studies Association for her dissertation "Markets, Movements, and Meanings: Subsistence Resources and Political Protest in Mexico and Bolivia."

Helen M. Kinsella

  • Awarded the Sussex International Theory Prize for her book The Image Before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian (Cornell University Press, 2011)

  • Lepgold Book Prize, Honorable Mention, The Image Before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian, for the best book on international relations published in 2011

John Zumbrunnen

  • Honored Instructor Award, UW University Housing

  • Meiklejohn-Powell Fellowship, Integrated Liberal Studies Program, UW-Madison

Jon C. W. Pevehouse

  • Honored Instructor Award, UW University Housing

Katherine J. Cramer

  • Honored Instructor Award, UW-Madison Division of Housing

Keisha Lindsay

  • Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison

Michael Schatzberg

  • Honored Instructor Award, University Housing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nadav Shelef

  • Honored Instructor Award, UW University Housing

Richard Avramenko

  • Distinguished Honors Faculty Award, College of Letters and Science Honors Program

  • Honored Instructor Award, UW University Housing

  • ForeWord Reviews 2011 Book of the Year Award for Political Science, 3rd place, for Courage: The Politics of Life and Limb (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011)

Rikhil R. Bhavnani

  • Royal Economic Society Prize for the best unsolicited paper published in The Economic Journal in 2012, for “Counting Chickens When They Hatch: Timing and the Effects of Aid on Growth.”

Ryan Owens

  • Neal Tate Award, awarded for the outstanding judicial politics paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, for "Minimizing Doctrinal Drift: The Role of Clarity in Protecting Supreme Court Opinions."

Scott Straus

  • Honored Instructor Award, UW-Madison Division of Housing

Susan Webb Yackee

  • H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship Award

2011-2012

Aili Mari Tripp

  • First Runner-up, Best Book on African Politics Award, African Politics Conference Group, for Museveni’s Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime (Lynne Rienner, 2010).

David L. Weimer

  • WARF Named Professorship - UW Madison Graduate School

John Zumbrunnen

  • UW-Madison Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award

Kenneth R. Mayer

  • Leon Epstein Faculty Fellow, UW-Madison College of Letters and Science

  • Honored Instructor Award, UW-Madison Housing

Ryan Owens

  • Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper presented at the 2011 Southern Political Science Association annual meeting

Scott Straus

  • Winnick Fellow, Committee on Conscience, U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum

  • United States Institute for Peace Grant, 2010 Annual Competition

  • Romnes Faculty Fellow - UW Madison Graduate School

Yoshiko M. Herrera

  • 2011 Ed A. Hewett Book Prize, Honorable Mention, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, awarded for the outstanding publication on the political economy of the centrally planned economies of the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe and their transitional successors, for Mirrors of the Economy: National Accounts and International Norms in Russia and Beyond (Cornell University Press, 2010)

2010-2011

Aili Mari Tripp

  • Elected Vice-President of the African Studies Association, May 2010

Benjamin Marquez

  • Alpha Phi Professor Recognition Award, UW-Madison chapter

Edward Friedman

  • Distinguished Honors Faculty Award, 2011, College of Letters and Science Honors Program

Erica Simmons

  • Mellon  Foundation Dissertation-Year Fellowship.

Katherine J. Cramer

  • Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence, 2011, UW-Madison Office of Educational Opportunity

Scott Gehlbach

  • Romnes Faculty Fellowship Award by Graduate School

Susan Webb Yackee

  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s Poster Session Award for Excellent Research by New and Emerging Scholars, 2010, for “Regulatory Uncertainty and Rulemaking Deadlines” (with Stéphane Lavertu).

2009-2010

Michael Schatzberg

  • Sabbatical leave, College of Letters & Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • International Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Faculty Contribution Grant for Outstanding Service to African Studies

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.

2002-2003

Michael Schatzberg

  • Glenn B. and Cleone Orr Hawkins Professorship, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Faculty Development Grant, Provost’s Office, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1998-1999

Michael Schatzberg

  • Sabbatical leave, College of Letters & Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1993-1994

Michael Schatzberg

  • Vilas Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1990-1991

Michael Schatzberg

  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Fellowship

1984-1985

Michael Schatzberg

  • Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright African Research Fellowship, (declined)

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for Independent Study and Research

1983-1984

Michael Schatzberg

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, SAIS, The Johns Hopkins University

  • Peter Magowan Research Fund, Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS, summer research grant

1981-1982

Michael Schatzberg

  • Center for Programs in the Humanities, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, summer stipend (declined)

1976-1977

Michael Schatzberg

  • National Defense Foreign Language Fellow

1974-1975

Michael Schatzberg

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellow

1973-1974

Michael Schatzberg

  • National Science Foundation Trainee

1972-1973

Michael Schatzberg

  • National Defense Foreign Language Fellow