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Political Science Graduate Alumna Erin Mayo-Adam Garners American Political Science Association "Best Dissertation Award"

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on June 8, 2018 - 11:54am

A major award for the dissertation of one of our recent PhDs, Erin Mayo-Adam (2017). From the American Political Science Association committee: 

On behalf of the Sexuality and Politics section of the American Political Science Association I am pleased to share that we have selected your dissertation Queer Alliances: Paradoxes and Power in the Formation of Rights-Based Movement Coalitions as the 2018 Kenneth Sherrill Best Dissertation Award winner. The selection committee was impressed with your multi-method approach which produced a nuanced and rich analysis of the complexities associated with political movement formation surrounding Arizona's SB 1070 and marriage equality in Washington state.  In particular, your study's focus on political movements as coalitions elucidates the benefits and costs that accrue to "in" and "out" groups within these coalitions, and makes an important substantive contribution to the study of social movements and the politics of rights.  We look forward to celebrating your achievement at the Sexuality and Politics business meeting at the 2018 APSA annual meeting in Boston.

For more on the APSA Kenneth Sherrill Prize please click here.