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APSA Best Poster Award 



The APSA Best Poster Award honors the best poster presented by a graduate student or early career scholar at the APSA Annual Meeting. The award carries a cash prize of $500.

APSA Best Poster Award Committee


Chair: Katherine Haenschen
Northeastern University
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Adriana Alfaro
Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
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Fernando Feitosa
McGill University
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Erik Grant Hanson
University of California, Los Angeles
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Rachel Schoner
Princeton University
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2022 APSA Best Poster Award Recipient  - Elisha Cohen


Elisha Cohen is currently a Faculty Fellow at NYU’s Center for Data Science.  Elisha completed her PhD in political science from Emory University in 2022, where she studied political methodology with a focus on gender, race, and inequality in the United States. Cohen’s poster titled “Measuring Gender Bias in U.S. House Elections: An Outcome Test Approach” exemplifies the highest standards for research presented at APSA’s Annual Meeting in any format.  Cohen applies a new methodological approach to measuring gender bias in US House elections that accounts for the way that bias at one stage in a process obscures bias in subsequent stages, and quantifies the percentage of successful men at each stage (emergence, nomination, and general election) who would have failed had they been women.  The study makes a groundbreaking contribution to the study of candidate gender in the United States and elsewhere.  Cohen’s presentation of this research in the iPoster format is also top-notch, with attractive and informative figures and judicious use of text.


Year Recipient Title
2020 Stephanie Chan, Tanika Raychaudhuri, and Ali Valenzuela (Princeton University) Group Threat or Contact? The Effects of Local Immigration Primes on Policy Views