Organized Section Awards

Women and Politics Research Organized Section: Best Dissertation Prize Recipients

Best Dissertation Prize
The Best Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation on women and politics completed and accepted in the previous year.

2014Cheryl O'Brien, Purdue University
"Beyond the National: Transnational Influences on (Subnational) State Policy Responsiveness to an International Norm on Violence Against Women"
2013Diana O'Brien, University of Southern California
"When Women Matter: The Relationship Between Women's Numeric and Policy Representation in Western European States"
2012Jennifer Piscopo, Salem College
Do Women Represent Women? Gender and Policy in Argentina and Mexico (comnpleted at the University of California, San Diego; advised by Peter H. Smith)
2012Honorable Mention
Valerie Hennings, Carrie Chapman Catt Scholar-in-Residence at Iowa State
Civic Selves: Gender, Candidate Training Programs, and Envisioning Political Participation 
2011Dara Cohen, University of Minnesota
"Explaining Sexual Violence During Civil War"
2011Rosanne Kennedy, Union Institute and University of Cincinnati Ohio
"Rousseau and the Perversion of Gender"
2010Samantha Majic, John Jay College
"Protect By Other Means? Sex Workers, Social Movement Evolution, and the Political Possibilities of Nonprofit Service Provision
2009Melanie Hughes, University of Pittsburgh
"Politics at the Intersection: A Cross-National Analysis of Minority Women's Legislative Representation"
2006Kate Bedford, Rutgers University
"The World Bank's Employment Programs in Ecudor and Beyond: Empowering Women, Domesticating Men, and Resolving the Social Reproduction Dilemma"
2006Honorable Mention
Mona Lena Krook, Columbia University
"Politicizing Representation: Campaigns for Candidate Gender Quotas Worldwide"
2005Carisa Showden, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
"Mythologies of Choice: The Politics of Domestic Violence and Alternative Reproduction"
2004Leslie Schwindt-Bayer, University of Arizona
"Legislative Representation in Latin America: A Comparative Study of Descriptive, Substantive, and Symbolic Representation of Women" (Supervisor: Brian F. Crisp)
2004Sarah Song, Yale University
"Culture, Gender, and Equality" (Supervisor: Rogers M. Smith)
2003Jennifer Disney, Winthrop University
The Theories and Practices of Women's Organizing: Marxism, Feminism, Democratization and Civil Society in Mozambique and Nicaragua.
2002Wendy Smooth, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
"African American Women State Legislators: The Impact of Gender and Race on Legislative Influence."
2001Kimberly Morgan, Princeton University
"Whose Hand Rocks the Cradle? The Politics of Child Care Policy in Advanced Industrialized States"
2000Mala Htun, Harvard University
"Private Lives, Public Policies: Divorce, Abortion, and Family Equality in Latin America."
1999Michele Berger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"Workable Sisterhood: A Study of the Political Participation of Stigmatized Women with HIV/AIDS"
1997Lorraine Bayard de Volo, Whitman College
"Heroes, Martyrs, and Mothers: Maternity Identity Politics in Revolutionary Nicaragua"
1996Anna Harvey, Princeton University
"The Legacy of Disenfranchisement: Women in Electoral Politics, 1917 - 1932"
1996Cindy Rosenthal, University of Oklahoma
"Women's Ways of Political Leadership: A Cross-Jurisdictional Study of State Legislative Committee Chairs"
1995Robin LeBlanc, Oglethorpe University
"Homeless as Citizens: The Political World of the Japanese Housewife"
1994Joanna Goven, University of California, Berkeley
"The Gendered Foundations of Hungarian Socialism: State, Society and the Anti-Politics of Anti-Feminism, 1948-1990" (University of California, Berkeley)
1993Beth Reingold, Emory University
"Representing Women Gender Difference among Arizona and California State Legislators" (University of California, Berkeley)
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