Affiliate(s): Southwestern Political Science Association, Southwestern Social Science Association

Professor Keith Gaddie, general editor of Social Science Quarterly, was honored with the V.O. Key, Jr. Award for The Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act, recognized as the best book of the year published in southern politics by the Southern Political Science Association.  Prof. Gaddie co-authored the book with Profs. Charles Bullock and Justin Wert.  This marks the second time that he has received this award from the SPSA.

The book covers the recent Shelby decision as well as the circumstances which led to this ruling.  It is published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

We extend our congratulations to him and his co-authors for this outstanding achievement.