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WPSA AWARDS: 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

For nearly a quarter century, Betty Moulds served the Western Political Science Association with the highest distinction, a dedication to mentorship, and a commitment to building the WPSA into an exemplary home for political science scholars. The Betty Moulds Lifetime Service Award was established to recognize individuals who, like Betty, have a long history of service and extraordinary contribution of time, energy, and talent to the Association.

Our inaugural recipient of the Betty Moulds Lifetime Service Award also has served the Association with the highest distinction for well over two decades. He has taken on virtually every role one could in service to the organization: President, Program Chair, Local Arrangements Chair, Section Chair, Executive Council member, and Chair or Member on numerous Association committees over his 20+ years of WPSA activity, not to mention being an active participant at our Annual Meetings through the years.

For the inaugural recipient of the Betty Moulds Lifetime Service Award, the selection committee wanted to honor a person not only for his or her service, but who could also serve as an exemplar who all could aspire to follow. For these reasons, we are proud to recognize:

RONALD SCHMIDT

currently at Davidson College, and a long-standing faculty member at California State University, Long Beach, as the 2017 Western Political Science Association Betty Moulds Lifetime Service Award recipient.

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS POLITICS AWARD ($250)
To: Rhoanne Esteban, University of California, Santa Barbara
Paper Title: Understanding How Political Context and Racial Coalitions Matter for Asian Pacific American Representation in California

BETTY NESVOLD WOMEN AND POLITICS AWARD ($250)
To: Sara Angevine, Whittier College
Paper Title: Aborting Global Women's Rights: How the U.S. Represents Women Worldwide

BLACKS AND POLITICS AWARD ($250)
To: Elizabeth Maltby, University of Iowa
Paper Title: Criminal Justice and the Polarization of Public Opinion

CHARLES REDD AWARD FOR BEST PAPER ON THE POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN WEST ($250)
To: Albert Ponce, Diablo Valley College
Paper Title: Racialized Disposability, Migration, Labor and Violence

DISSERTATION AWARD ($250)
To: Sanne Rijkhoff, Portland State University
For Her Dissertation Completed at Washington State University: False Alarm! The Measurement and Assessment of Political Cynicism and the Consequences for Political Participation (To see abstract, Click Here)

ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICAL THEORY AWARD ($250)
To: Farah Godrej, University of California, Riverside
Paper Title: Gandhi, Yogic Self-Control, and Food Justice

LATINA/LATINO POLITICS ($250)
To: Andrea Silva, University of North Texas
Paper Title: Generation Justice: How Judges Immigration Experience Affects Rulings on State Immigration Laws

PI SIGMA ALPHA AWARD ($500)
To: Angela X Ocampo, University of California, Los Angeles
Paper Title: A Sense of Belonging: Habitual Voting among Latinos

POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY BEST ARTICLE AWARD ($1000)
To: Inés Valdez, Ohio State University
For Her December 2016 PRQ Article: Punishment, Race and the Organization of U.S. Immigration Exclusion


 




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