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 2016 Best Paper Award nominations, or inquiries for more information, to Sam Fisher at sfisher@southalabama.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.

Past Winners