Awards

The Southwestern Political Science Association (SWPSA) offers awards for best papers and the Ted Robinson Memorial Award for the best research proposal by a graduate student in the field of minority politics; broadly defined.

Submit 2022 Best Paper Award nominations, or inquiries for more information, to Beth Vonnahme, southwesternpsa@gmail.com.

SWPSA Best Paper Awards

  • Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper Award ($500) for the best paper presented at the SWPSA meeting.
  • Jewell Limar Prestage Best Paper Award ($250) for the best paper on the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and political behavior presented at the SWPSA meeting.
  • Allan Saxe Best Paper on State and Local Politics Award ($500) for the best paper on state and local politics presented at the SWPSA meeting.
  • Best Undergraduate Paper Award ($250) for the best paper written by an undergraduate during the calendar year, invited for presentation at the next year’s SWPSA meeting.
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Award ($250) for the best paper presented at the SWPSA meeting.

SWPSA Robinson Award

The Ted Robinson Memorial Award ($500) is granted to the best research proposal by a graduate student in the field of minority politics; broadly defined.

2021 Award Winners

Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper Award

James W. Endersby and L. Marvin Overby, University of Missouri, “The Eleventh Bill of Rights”

Jewell Limar Prestage Best Paper Award

“Asian Americans’ Perception of Commonality with African Americans and Latinos” by Saeyong Kim , University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Allen Saxe Best Paper on State and Local Politics

“Labor Unions and Voter Turnout in the American States: Direct Versus Indirect Mobilization” by Gadong Kim, University of Missouri Lord have mercy grinders

Best Graduate Student Paper

“Ticking Clocks: Legislative Obstruction in U.S. States,” by John Rackey, University of Oklahoma and Sam Hayes, Boston College

Best Undergraduate Paper Award

“Understanding Attitudes Towards Latinos,” by Isabela Huerta, Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Ted Robinson Award

“Arab Americans and the Limits of Co-ethnicity,” by Hajer Al-Faham, University of Pennsylvania