Ralph J. Bunche Award Recipients
Year Author Title Affiliation
2019   Michael G. Hanchard

The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy

Princeton University Press
2018   Juliet Hooker 

Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos  

Brown University
2018   Chris Zepeda-Millán

Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism

University of  California
2017   Vaughn Raspberry

Race and the Totalitarian Century: Geopolitics in the Black Literary Imagination

Harvard University   Press
2016   Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan Hajnal

White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics

Oxford University  Press
2015   Megan Ming Francis

Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State

Cambridge University Press
2014   Tracie Burch

Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation  

University of Chicago Press
2014   Natalie Masuoka and Jane Junn

The Politics of Belonging: Race, Public Opinion, and Immigration

University of Chicago Press
2013   Otto Santa Ana

Juan in a Hundred:  Representations of Latinos on the Network News  

University of Texas Press
2013   Lisa Garcia Bedolla and Melissa Michelson

Mobilizing Inclusion:  Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the Vote Campaigns

Yale University Press
2012   Charlton D. Mcllwain and Stephen M. Caliendo

Race Appeal:  How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns

Temple University Press
2011   Cristina Beltrán

The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity  

Oxford University Press
2010   Christopher S. Parker

Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South  

Princeton University Press
2009   Richard Iton

In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Oxford University Press
2009   Julie Novkov

Racial Union: Law, Intimacy, and the White State in Alabama

University of Michigan Press
2008   Sarah Song

Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism

Cambridge University Press
2008   Victoria Hattam

In The Shadow of Race: Jews, Latinos, and Immigrant Politics in the United States

University of Chicago Press
2007   Fredrick C. Harris, Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, and Brian D. McKenzie

Countervailing Forces in African-American Civic Activism, 1973-1994

Cambridge University Press
2007   Mark Q. Sawyer

Racial Politics in Post-Revolutionary Cuba

Cambridge University Press
2006   Lisa Garcia Bedolla

Fluid Borders: Latino Power, Identity, and Politics in Los Angeles

University of California Press
2005   Richard M. Valelly

The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement

University of Chicago Press
2005   Seyla Benhabib

The Rights of Others

Cambridge University Press
2004   Robert O. Self

American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oklahoma

Princeton University Press
2003   Paul M. Sniderman and Thomas Piazza

Black Pride and Black Prejudice

Princeton University Press
2002   Michael Dawson

Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies

University of Chicago Press
2001   Claire Jean Kim

Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City

Yale University Press
2000   J. Morgan Kousser

Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction

University of North Carolina Press
2000   Steven L. Burg and Paul S. Shoup

The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ethnic Conflict and International Intervention

M.E. Sharpe
1999   Anthony W. Marx

Making Race and Nation: A Comparison of the United States, South Africa, and Brazil

Cambridge University Press
1999   Matthew F. Jacobson

Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race

Harvard University Press
1998   Rogers M. Smith

Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History

Yale University Press
1997   Amy Gutmann and K. Anthony Appiah

Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race

Princeton University Press
1996   Will Kymlicka

Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights

Oxford University Press
1995   William H. Tucker

The Science and Politics of Racial Research

University of Illinois Press
1994   Raphael J. Sonenshein

Politics in Black and White: Race and Power in Los Angeles

Princeton University Press
1993   Rodney E. Hero

Latinos and the U.S. Political System: Two-tiered Pluralism

Temple University Press
1992   Donald L. Horowitz

A Democratic South Africa? Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society

University of California Press
1991   Frank R. Parker

Black Votes Count

University of North Carolina Press
1990   Clarence N. Stone

Regime Politics: Governing Atlanta, 1946-1988

University Press of Kansas
1989   Ronald Walters

Black Presidential Politics

State University of New York Press
1988   Earl and Merel Black

Politics and Society in the South

Harvard University Press
1987   D. Garth Taylor

Public Opinion and Collective Action: The Boston School Desegregation Conflict

University of Chicago Press
1987   Rasma Karklins

Ethnic Relations in the USSR: The Perspective from Below

Allen & Unwin
1986   Paul R. Dimond

Beyond Busing: Inside the Challenge to Urban Segregation

University of Michigan Press
1985   Rufus P. Browning, Dale Rogers Marshall, and David H. Tabb

Protest Is Not Enough: The Struggle of Blacks and Hispanics for Equality in Urban Politics

University of California Press
1984   Mark Naison

Communists in Harlem During the Depression

University of Illinois Press
1983   John A. Armstrong

Nations Before Nationalism

University of North Carolina Press
1983   Orlando Patterson

Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study

Harvard University Press
1982   No award given


1981   Marguerite Ross Barnett

The Politics of Cultural Nationalism in South India

Princeton University Press
1980   Mario Barrera

Race and Class in the Southwest: A Theory of Racial Inequality

University of Notre Dame Press
1979   Arend Lijphart

Democracy in Plural Societies: A Comparative Approach

Yale University Press
1979   M. Crawford Young

The Politics of Cultural Pluralism

University of Wisconsin Press
1978   Irving Howe

World of Our Fathers

Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich