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WPSA AWARDS: 2012 ANNUAL MEETING

BETTY NESVOLD AWARD (WOMEN AND POLITICS): ($250)
To:
Holloway Sparks, Emory University
For her paper: Gender, Race, and Un/Governability: The Politics of Democratic Disturbance in Welfare Rights Activism

BLACKS AND POLITICS AWARD: ($250)
To:
Jill Locke, Gustavus Adolphus College
For her paper: The Social Question in the Jim Crow South

CHARLES REDD AWARD FOR BEST PAPER ON THE POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN WEST: ($250)
To:
Ali A. Valenzuela, Princeton University, and Melissa R. Michelson, Menlo College
For their paper: Turnout, Status and Identity in Los Angeles: Mobilizing Latinos to Vote in Two Contrasting Neighborhoods
Honorable Mention to: Rene R. Rocha, University of Iowa, and Daniel
P. Hawes, Kent State
For their paper: Policy Climates, Enforcement Rates, and the Migratory Behavior of Legal and Illegal Immigrants in the United States

DISSERTATION AWARD: ($250)
To:
Madeline Baer, San Diego State University
For her dissertation completed at the University of California, Irvine:
Privatizing Water: Globalization, States and Human Rights

ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICAL THEORY AWARD: ($250)
To:
Breena Holland, Lehigh University
For her paper: Social Justice and Administrative Practice: Rethinking
Expertise and Democratic Procedure in Environmental Policy

LATINA/LATINO POLITICS AWARD: ($250)
To:
Ali A. Valenzuela, Princeton University
For his paper: From the Pulpit or in the Pews: Religious Beliefs, Clergy
Messages and Social Influence in Latino Politics

PI SIGMA ALPHA AWARD: ($500)
To:
Inés Valdez, European University Institute, Florence
For her paper: Who’s the Toughest? Punishment and the Organization
of Immigration Exclusion

POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY BEST ARTICLE AWARD: ($1000)
To:
Michael S. Rocca, Gabriel R. Sanchez, and Jason L. Morin,
University of New Mexico
For their December 2011 PRQ Article: The Institutional Mobility of
Minority Members of Congress

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