American Political Science Association Awards
Matt Barreto and Karam Dana won the Best Paper award at the 2009 APSA meeting, in the Racial and Ethnic Politics Section, for their paper titled, "The political incorporation of Muslims in America: The Role of religiosity in Islam."
John Ahlquist's dissertation , "Building and Using Strategic Capacity: Labor Union Federation and Economic Policy,"has been selected as the co-winner of the 2009 Mancur Olson Prize awarded by the APSA's Organized Section in Political Economy.
The paper authored by Brian Greenhill, Layna Mosley, and Aseem Prakash, "Trade and Labor Rights: A Panel Study," has won the 2009 APSA Labor Project Best paper award.
Rachel Cichowski received the 2008 Best Book Award, American Political Science Association's European Politics and Society Section: The European Court and Civil Society (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Yüksel Sezgin's doctoral dissertation, "The States Response to Legal Pluralism: The Case of Religious Law and Courts in Israel, Egypt and India" has won two awards. It received the American Political Science Association's Aaron Wildavsky Award, given for the best dissertation on religion and politics successfully defended in 2007. It has been also named as the winner of Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA)s prestigious Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in Social Sciences for 2008.
Christian Breunig dissertation, Institutions, Attention Shifts, and Changes within National Budgets" received the American Political Science Association's 2008 Harold D. Lasswell Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of policy studies. This award is supported by the Policy Studies Organization.