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Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section Award Recipients

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Best Book Award
Best Dissertation Award
Best Paper Award
Best Comparative Dissertation Award


Best Book Award

The Best Book Award is given for the best book in the field of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.

2019 Race and Political Development

Thomas Ogorzalek, Northwestern University
The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Institutions Transformed National Politics. Oxford University Press, 2018.

2019 Race and Urban Politics

Jessica Trounstine, University of California, Merced
Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

2019 Race and Comparative Politics

Penelope Anthias, University of Copenhagen
Limits to Decolonization: Indigeneity, Territory, and Hydrocarbon Politics in Bolivian Chaco. Cornell University Press, 2018.

2019

Race and Political Behavior
Bernard Fraga
, Indiana University
The Turnout Gap: Race, Ethnicity, and Political Equality in a Diversifying America. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

2018 Distinguished Career Book Award
Carol Hardy-Fanta, Pei-te Lien, Diane Pinderhughes, and Christine Sierra

Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press)
2018 Race and Political Theory
Juliet Hooker,
Brown University
Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos (Oxford University Press)
2018 Race and Political Behavior
Natalie Masuoka,
University of California, Los Angeles
Multiracial Identity and Racial Politics in the United States (Oxford University Press)
2018 Race and Comparative Politics
Danielle Pilar Clealand

The Power of Race in Cuba: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness During the Revolution (Oxford University Press)
2018 Race and Immigration
Chris Zepeda-Millan

Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization and Activism (Cambridge University Press)
2017 Race and Comparative Politics
Debra Thompson
, University of Oregon,
The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census (Cambridge University Press)
2017 Race and Political Theory
Shatema Threadcraft,
Rutgers University
Intimate Justice: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic (Oxford University Press)
2017 Race and Political Behavior 
Angel Saavedra Cisneros
, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Latino Identity and Political Attitudes: Why Are Latinos Not Republican? (Palgrave)
2017 Race Public Opinion
Efron Pérez,
Vanderbilt University
Unspoken Politics: Implicit Attitudes and Political Thinking (Cambridge University Press)
2016    Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, University of California, Los Angeles
Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Suburbs. Cambridge University Press. 
2016  Claire Jean Kim, University of California, Irvine
Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age. Cambridge University Press
2016  Christopher T. Stout, Southern Illinois University
Bringing Race Back In: Black Politicians, Deracialization, and Voting Behavior in the Age of ObamaUniversity of Virginia Press
2016  Betina Cutaia Wilkinson, Wake Forest University
Partners or Rivals?: Power and Latino, Black, and White Relations in the Twenty-First Century.University of Virginia Press 
2015  David Lublin, American University 
Minority Rules: Electoral Systems, Decentralization, and Ethnoregional Party Success. Oxford University Press, 2014
2014 Daniel Gillion, University of Pennsylvania
The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy. Cambridge University Press
2014 Christopher Parker, University of Washington
Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America. Princeton University Press
2014 Matt Barreto, University of Washington
Change They Can't BelieveIn: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America. Princeton University Press.
2013 Lisa Garcia Bedolla, University of California, Berkeley
Mobilizing Inclusion: Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the Vote Campaigns (Yale University Press 2012)
2013 Melissa Michelson, Menlo College
Mobilizing Inclusion: Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the Vote Campaigns (Yale University Press, 2012)
2010 Anthony Chen, Northwestern University
The Fifth Freedom: Jobs, Politics and Civil Rights in the United States, 1941-1972
2010 Robert Gooding-Williams, University of Chicago
In the Shadow of Dubois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America
2009 Michelle Boyd, University of Illinois, Chicago
Jim Crow Nostalgia: Reconstructing Race in Bronzeville (University of Minnesota Press, 2008)
2009 Paul Frymer, Princeton University
Black and Blue: Aftican Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party (Princeton University Press, 2008)
2009 Ariela Gross, University of Southern California
What Blood Won't Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America (Harvard University Press, 2008)
2007 Reuel Rogers, Northwestern University
Afro Caribbean Immigrants and the Politics of Imcorporation: Ethnicity, Exception, or Exit
2007 Sudhir Venkatesh, Columbia University
Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor
2007 Byron Shafer
The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South
2007 Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South
2006 Donna Van Cott, University of Tennessee
From Movements to Parties in Latin America: The Evolution of Ethnic Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
2006 Robert Lieberman, Columbia University
Shaping Race Policy: The United States in Comparative Perspective (Princeton University Press, 2005)
2006 Lisa Garcia Bedolla, University of California, Irvine
Fluid Borders: Latino Power, Identity and Politics in Los Angeles (University of California Press, 2005)
2006 Ange-Marie Hancock, Yale University
The Politics of Disgust: The Public Identity of the 'Welfare Queen' (NYU Press, 2005)
2005 Sherene Razack, University of Toronot
Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping and the New Imperialism
2005 Michele Berger, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Workable Sisterhood: The Political Journey of Stigmatized Women with HIV/AIDS
2005 Melissa Harris-Perry, University of Chicago
Barbershops, Bibles and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought
2005 Albert Samuels, Southern University
Is Separate Unequal? Black Colleges and the Challenge to Desegregation
2004 Lewis Randolph, Ohio University
For research on Race and Ethnicity Politics in Local Contexts, "Rights for a Season: The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender in Richmond, Virginia," Co-Authored with Gayle T. Tate, Indiana University, Bloomington
2004 Gayle Tate, Indiana University, Bloomington
For research on Race and Ethnicity Politics in Local Contexts, "Rights for a Season: The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender in Richmond, Virginia," Co-Authored with Lewis Randolph, Ohio University
2004 Benjamin Marquez, University of Wisconsin
Given for research on Race and Ethnic Political Theory and Organizational Development, "Constructing Identities in Mexican American Political Organizations" (University of Texas Press)
2004 K. Tate, University of California, Irvine
Given for research on Race and Ethnic Political Representation, "Black Faces in the Mirror: African Americans and Their Representatives in the U.S. Congress" (Princeton University Press)
2004 Linda Williams, University of Maryland
Given for research on Public Policy and Race and Ethnic Politics in the United States, "The Constraint of Race: Legacies of White Skin Privilege in America" (Pennsylvania State University Press)
2002 Pei-te Lien, University of Utah
The Making of Asian America Through Political Participation
2002 Keith Wailoo, University of California
Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health
2002 Nora Hamilton, University of Southern California
Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles
2002 Norma Stoltz Chincilla, California State University, Long Beach
Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles
2002 Michael Dawson, Harvard University
Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African American Political Ideologies
2002 Ronald Schmidt Sr., California State University, Long Beach
Language Policy and Identity Politics in the United States
2002 Matthew Guterl, Brown University
The Color of Race in America, 1900-1940 (Harvard University Press, 2001)
2001 Richard Iton, University of Toronto
Solidarity Blues: Race, Culture, and the American Left
2001 Claire Kim, University of California
Bitter Fruit, The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City
2001 William Nelson Jr., Ohio State University
Black Atlantic Politics ( State University of New York Press, 2000)
2001 David Kryder, Massachussetts Insititute of Technology
Divided Arsenal: Race and the American State During World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
2001 Ronald Schmidt Sr., California University, Long Beach
Language Policy and Identity Politics in the U.S. (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
2000 Robert Lee, Marians Baptist Academy
Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture (Temple University Press, 1999)
2000 Mary Waters, Institute for Initative and Referendum
Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams and American Realities ( Harvard University Press, 1999)
1999 Audra Simpson, University of Washington
The Tie that Binds: Identity and Political Attitudes in the Post-Civil Rights Generation (New York University Press, 1998)
1999 Luana Ross, University of California, Davis
Inventing the Savage: The Social Construction of Native American Criminality (University of Taxas Press, 1998)
1999 Michael Jones-Correa, Micheal Jones-Correa
Between Two Nations: The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City (Cornell University Press, 1998)
1998 Matthew Jacobson, Yale University
Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race

 


Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation Award is given for the best American dissertation on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics accepted in the previous year.

2020

David De Micheli, Cornell University
“Back to Black: Racial Reclassification and Political Identity Formation in Brazil.”

2019

Angela Ocampo, University of Michigan
“The Politics of Inclusion: A Sense of Belonging to U.S. Society and Latino Political Participation.” 

2019

Julian Wamble, The State University of New York at Stony Brook
“Show Us That You Care: How Community Commitment Signals Affect Black Political Considerations.” 

2018 Christian Dyogi Phillips, University of Southern California
Expansion and Exclusion: Race, Gender and Immigration in American Politics
2017 Allison Anoll, Stanford University
Race, Place and Political Action: How Social Norms and Racial Segregation Shape Participatory Patterns in America
2017 Lisa Beard, University of Oregon
If We Were Kin: Race, Identification and Intimate Political Appeal
2015 Ashley Elizabeth Jardina, University of Michigan
2013 Candis Smith, Texas A&M University
Black Mosaic: Expanding Contours of Black Identity and Black Politics
2012 Chris Zepeda-Millan, University of Chicago
Dignity's Revolt: Threat, Identity, and Immigrant Mass Mobilization (Completed at Cornell University; advised by Michael Jones-Correa & Sidney Tarrow)
2010 Sheryl Lightfoot, University of British Columbia
Indigenous Global Politics
2009 Sarah Chartock, Princeton University
"Ethnodevelopment in Latin America: Political Competition and the Making of Ethnically-Targeted Participatory Policy in Ecuador, Peru and Guatemale: 1985-2005"
2009 Sarah Chartock, Princeton University
"Ethnodevelopment in Latin America: Political Competition and the Making of Ethnically-Targeted Participatory Policy in Ecuador, Peru and Guatemala: 1985-2005"
2006 Khalilah Brown-Dean, Ohio State University
"One Lens, Multiple Views: Felon Disenfranchisement Laws and American Political Inequality"
2006 Naomi Murakawa, Yale University
"Electing to Punish: Congress, Race, and the American Criminal Justice State"
2002 Renee Cramer, California State University at Long Beach
"The Multiple Contexts of Federal Acknowledgement Law: A Sociolegal Perspective."
2001 Jeannine Bell, University of Michigan
"Policing Hatred: Police Officers, Bias Crime, and the Politics of Civil Rights Law Enforcement"
2001 Felicia Wong, University of California at Berkeley
"The Good Fight: Race, Politics, and Contemporary Urban Education Reform"
2000 Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Yale University
"Fluid Borders: Latino Identity Community and Politics in Los Angeles"
2000 Kristen Maher, University of California, Irvine
"A Stranger in the House: American Ambivalence About Immigrant Labor"
2000 Diane-Michele Prindeville, University of Mexico
"On the Streets and in the State House: American Indian and Hispanic Women and Environmental Policymaking in New Mexico."
1998     Claire Kim, University of California, Irvine
"Cracks in the ‘Gorgeous Mosaic': Black-Korean Conflict and Racial Mobilization in New York City."

 


Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

2019 Hannah Walker, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
“The Paradox Between Integration and Perceived Discrimination Among U.S. Muslims.”
2019 Kassra Oskooii, University of Delaware
“The Paradox Between Integration and Perceived Discrimination Among U.S. Muslims.”
2019 Nazita Lajevardi, Michigan State University
“The Paradox Between Integration and Perceived Discrimination Among U.S. Muslims.”
2019 Aubrey Westfall, Wheaton College
“The Paradox Between Integration and Perceived Discrimination Among U.S. Muslims.”
2019

Diane Wong, Cornell University
"When Women Hold Up the Sky: Shop Talk and Everyday Resistance to Gentrification in Manhattan's Chinatown.”

2018 Michael Jones-Correa, University of Pennsylvania
Political Incorporation, Interrupted? Immigrant Responses to the 2016 Elections.
2018 James McCann, Purdue University
Political Incorporation, Interrupted? Immigrant Responses to the 2016 Elections.
2016 Benjamin McLelland, Columbia University
"Ethnic Parties and Strategic Voting: Theory and Evidence from Bosnia-Herzegovina."
2015  Renee Rocha, University of Iowa
“Latino Identity, Ethnic Context, and Mass Deportation" 
2015  Elizabeth Maltby, University of Iowa
“Latino Identity, Ethnic Context, and Mass Deportation" 
2015 Michael Jones-Correa, Cornell University
“The Impact of Large-Scale Collective Action on Latino Perceptions of Commonality and Competition with African-Americans." 
2015  Sophia Wallace, Rutgers University
“The Impact of Large-Scale Collective Action on Latino Perceptions of Commonality and Competition with African-Americans."  
2015  Chris Zepeda-Millan, University of California, Berkeley
“The Impact of Large-Scale Collective Action on Latino Perceptions of Commonality and Competition with African-Americans." 
2013 Joshua Zingher, SUNY, Binghamton University
"The Spatial and Demographic Determinants of Racial Threat: A Demonstartion from Louisiana"
2013 Michael Thomas, SUNY, Binghamton University
"The Spatial and Demographic Determinants of Racial Threat: A Demonstartion from Louisiana"
2010 Susan Eckstein, Boston University
The Immigrant Divide:How Cuban Americans Changed the US and their Homeland
2009 Matt Barreto, University of Washington
"Is Islam Compatible With the West? Muslim American Political Participation In America." (2008 REP Program)
2009 Karam Dana, University of Washington
"Is Islam Compatible With the West? Muslim American Political Participation In America." (2008 REP Program)
2007 William Hudson, Providence College
When Church Teachings and Republican Ideology Collide: The Perspectives of Catholic Republicans in the House of Representatives
2004 Christopher Parker, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Shades of Patriotism: Group Identity, National Identity, and Democracy"
2000 Yasmeen Abu-Laban, University of Alberta
"Reconstructing an Inclusive Citizenship: Globalization, Migration, and Difference"
1998 Clare Sheridan, University of Texas, Austin
"A Genealogy of Citizenship: Mexican Americans, Race, and National Identity."

 


Best Comparative Dissertation Award

The Best Comparative Dissertation Award is given for the best comparative dissertation on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics of the previous year.

1998     Allaine Cerwonka, University of California, Irvine
"Space and Nation in a Global Era: In Search of Australia."