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 2017 Best Paper Award nominations, or inquiries for more information, to David Damore at david.damore@unlv.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.

2016 Award Winners

Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper Award

Nicholas O. Alozie, Arizona State University, “Citizen Evaluation of Government and Confidence in Public Institutions: Testing Competing Theories in Afghanistan”

Jewell Limar Prestage Best Paper Award

Sabri Ciftci, Ethan Bernic, and Chardie Baird, Kansas State University, “How Cultural Beliefs About Women’s Role in the World Shape Women’s Civic Engagement”

Allen Saxe Best Paper on State and Local Politics

No award given

Best Graduate Student Paper

No award given

Best Undergraduate Paper Award

No award given

Ted Robinson Award

No award given

Past Winners