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 2018 Best Paper Award nominations, or inquiries for more information, to Stacy Ulbig at sgu001@shsu.edu.

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.

2017 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

Safia Swimelar, Elon University “Nationalism and Europeanization in Balkan LGBT Rights and Politics”

Allen Saxe Best Paper on State and Local Politics

Elliot Fullmer, Randolph-Macon College, “Early Voting & Turnout: An Individual-Level Analysis”

Best Graduate Student Paper

Jordan Cash, Baylor University, “George Mason and the Problem of Executive Power”

Best Undergraduate Paper Award

Elijah Banaag, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, “Support for Science and Ideology”

Ted Robinson Award

Fan Lu, University of California, Davis, “Dissertation Prospectus”

Past Winners